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Dalhousie Travel Guide

Dalhousie Travel Guide

Dalhousie, a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh is named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time. This city is built on and around five hill stations in 1854 as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats. Dalhousie's natural beauty, invigorating air, warm sunshine and quiet surroundings add enchantment to its level walks and treks amidst the dense forests with magnificent views of the nearby tourist destinations of Chamba Valley, Kangra, Dharamshala, Shimla, Kullu and the mighty Dhauladhar range with its awe-inspiring snow covered peaks filling the entire horizon.

Some of the prime attractions of Dalhousie are Subhash Baoli commands a mesmerize view of the snowcapped mountains; Satdhara, reputed to have great therapeutic value as they contain mica with medicinal properties, Panjpulla built in memory of Ajit Singh; Jandhri Ghat offers heavenly spots for picnicking-gushing streamlets in the midst of fragrant pine-scented breezes; Bakrota Hills a breathtaking view of snow-clad peaks; Kalatope is a pleasant getaway with a panoramic view, an enchanting palace, a forest rest house and a variety of wildlife; Dainkund offers a bird's-eye view on a clear day, of the hills, valleys and the river Beas, Ravi and the Chenab; Bara Pathar located amidst thick forest and the temple of Bhulwani Mata; Khajjiar is a picturesque spot with an emerald, saucer shaped meadow set amidst a dense deodar forest, lake as it's centre with a floating island and many more. The maximum temperature of Dalhousie in summers is 30 C and the winter temperature comes down to almost 0 C. Heavy woolens are required in winter and light woolens in summer.

 
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