2039 mts above sea level, Dalhousie is spread over 13 kms. Lord Dalhousie founded the town of Dalhousie because its fresh and peaceful atmosphere and healthy surroundings enchanted him. The English visited this place for their vacations. The bungalows here are all made in the English style. Situated in the Dhauladhar mountain range on 5 mountains Dalhousie has thick forests of pine and deodar trees. Many picnic spots can be found here.
Places of Interest:
Punjpula: 5 small bridges with streams flowing under them is the main trademark of this place. Punj means five and pul means bridge. Hence, its name. Famous revolutionary, Bhagat Singh’s uncle’s grave is one km from the post office.
Jandri Ghat: This place is a picnic spot . The palace of the former ruler of Chamba is found here. This picnic spot is surrounded by pine and deodar trees.
DayanKund: This peak is situated at 2745 mts. Three rivers Vyas, Ravi, and Chenab meet here. One can see all the three rivers from here. This is 10 kms. from Dalhousie.
Kalatop: 8.5 kms from Dalhousie this place is a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can arrive here by bus and walk back to Dalhousie in two hours. You can also stay there in the forest rest house.
Khajiar: 22 kms from Dalhousie, one of the main attraction of Khajiar is a vast green meadow 15 kms long and 1km wide. Other attractions are the Khajiar temple, Khajiar Lake and the golf course. The upper part of the temple of the local God is moulded in gold. It is worth spending two days in Khajiar. The Himachal Tourist office in Dalhousie or any Travel agent can be contacted for this. Hotel Deodar is one of the state run hotels here.
Satdhara: Here flow seven streams. These streams are famous for curing many ailments. This place is situated on the Punjpual route at 2036 mts. above sea level.