Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie is a well-known hill station located at the height of 7000 feet above the sea level. It was established in 1854 by the British Empire as their summer recoil. The dhauladhar mountain range of Dalhousie gives it an awe-inspiring view and the status of world-famous hill station. This hill station got its name from Lord Dalhousie, who was the viceroy of this place at the time of British rule. Wherever you gaze in Dalhousie, the views get better and better from every angle.

With the experience of Victorian and Scottish architecture, the visitors will get be able to come close to the British time. Along with this, Dalhousie has a place for visitors willing to enchant their souls with the dose of spectacular views of nature.

Climatic Conditions

The tourists can experience a very cold winters in Dalhousie requiring heavy woolens; while the summers are mildly cool that may let you pack light woolens.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to smell the freshness in nature at Dalhousie is in summer, as the peak tourist season is from May to September.


The total population of Dalhousie is 8,600.


Dalhousie covers an area of 14 sq.km, which is spread over five hills - Tehra, Kahlog, Bakrota, Patreyn and Balun.

Places of Interest:

Dalhousie is a quiet getaway for the tourists and it can allow them to enjoy a peaceful holiday, away from raucous areas. With so many sightseeing places to explore, Dalhousie offers something that will take you to a different world.


Shopping is a habit for some and a source of enjoyment for others. Dalhousie's local Tibetan market and Handloom house is apt to fulfill the needs for a spendthrift, who wants to pick unique and traditional stuff.

Tibetan Market, Himachal Handloom

Getting Here

Dalhousie is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The closest railway station is Pathankot (85 Km from Dalhousie) and nearest airport is Gaggal, Kangra (135 Km from Dalhousie). Tourists can choose to take a direct tax from the respective places to Dalhousie or enjoy rail ride till Pathankot and take a taxi onwards to Dalhousie.