Location of Dalhousie - Dalhousie is a famous hill station of north India it is located in the famous Dhauladhaar range of the Himalayas.
By Road - Dalhousie is very well connected by good metalled roads, Dalhousie is just 80 kms from the Jammu-Pathankot highway which is a four lane highway connecting Punjab and its cities with Jammu and Kashmir, from Pathankot it just takes around 2-2.5 hrs drive to reach Dalhousie.
By Air - Dalhousie is situated at a distance of 108 kms from the Kangra airport, this is the nearest airport from Dalhousie, Jammu airport is also not very far around 170 kms from Dalhousie. Amritsar airport is 209 kms from Dalhousie this airport also has the direct international flights.
By Train - The nearest railway station is at Pathankot.
Dalhousie the hill station was developed on the name of the British officer the “Earl of Dalhousie”. The English sought respite from the scorching heat of the Indian high lands so they developed these hill stations not too far from the major cities of Punjab. The city exuberates its old vintage connections The old British styled bungalows, the markets all speak loud of the Raj heydays. Dalhousie has a very enjoyable summer weather, the temperature stays very comfortable rarely going above 35 degree Celsius while the minimum also is comfortable around 15 degree Celsius. Winters are also not very harsh and the temperature stays in range of 2 degree Celsius (Minimum) to 21 degree Celsius in January.
The rains occur in the monsoon months of July, August, September rains can be persistent and may continue for days. The mall road of Dalhousie is similar to mall roads at other hill stations, tourists can enjoy a comfortable walk while doing the window shopping, There are many famous eateries on the mall road. There is a sizeable Indo Tibetan population and the tourist can enjoy shopping at the indo Tibetan markets famous for winter wear, shawls, woolen apparel etc. Dalhousie has fine weather, towering snow capped mountains, exotic Himalayan valleys , Amazing nature treks so whenever you go on a holidays to destinations like Dalhousie then enjoy the nature and environment.
1.Panch pula - This is a popular picnic spot at a distance of just 2.5 kms from Dalhousie you can enjoy a walk through the Dalhousie city to this picturesque spot, the name comes from the five bridges, there is a zipline ropeway at Panchpula you can enjoy the wonderful adventure ride on this zipline. A 1 km ride costs 1000 INR while a 300 meter ride may cost 300-500 INR.
2. Saat Dhara - Up from the Panchpula you can enjoy a trek to saat dhara which are a bunch of seven cascades presenting a panoramic view to the visitors, enjoy the local flora and fauna.
3. Ganji pahadi Trek -starting from Panch pula this is also a famous trek across the panoramic Himalayan valley the trek is not very arduous and may take around two hours to complete.
Dalhousie was developed by the British who also built churches for their personal use, you can visit these old churches built in the nineteenth century and early twentyth century, these churches display the old Victorian architecture and the grandeur of the bygone Raj. The tourist can also visit these churches just remember to not disturb the religious gatherings and if possible avoid a visit during the weekly and daily mass. The famous churches of Dalhousie are-
1. St. John’s church
2. St. Patrick’s church, Balun
3. St.Andrew Church
4. St. Francis church, Court road
5. St. Patrick’s church, Mankote