Dalhousie is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh , established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its
troops and bureaucrats. Dalhousie is a hill resort town in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh in India
It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the
Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea level. The best time to visit is in
the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.
It is named after the British governor General of the 19th century, Lord Dalhousie. Dalhousie is surrounded by varied vegetation – pines, deodars, oaks and
flowering rhododendron. Dalhousie has charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains
and like a long silver line, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie. Dalhousie is known for its great valleys and high mountain ranges. Places like Panchpula are known for trekking. There are waterfalls, places to trek, or to
sit down, relax, and experience nature. It is 5 km from G.P.O. Dalhousie Chowk. Going there is easy by bus, taxi, etc., but going on foot is a marvellous
All the major Indian festivals and events are celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm in Dalhousie.
Festivities start from the months of October or November, when the festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are celebrated with much gusto.
In December, Christmas celebrations take place in full swing as the church bells ring and create the perfect festive mood. Another festival that is celebrated with much fanfare during this month is Ice Skating Carnival. Fancy dress competitions, dance shows, and ice hockey are some of the highlights of this carnival.
The New Year is celebrated in a unique style in Dalhousie. The people of Dalhousie worship Shiskar Apa, the goddess of wealth, by performing dance programs for few days in the month of January.
Lohri and Maghi are the other festivals in Dalhousie that are celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm
|Elevation||1,970 m (6,460 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||+91 1899|