Dalhousie is the gateway to ancient Chamba Hill State.Dalhousie is in Chamba District of the Himachel Pradesh. The hill station of Dalhousie is full of charm and holds lingering echoes. It covers an aria about 14 sq km and is build on five hills kathlog Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun.
Dalhousie has charming architecture, including beautiful churches. Its location presents panoramic views of the plains - and like a long silverline, the river Ravi twists and turns below Dalhousie.Dalhousie is built by the British as per their own style as they wanted to establish a sanatorium for Europeans on the outer slopes of the Dhauladhar range. The then Maharaja of Chamba was offered handsome amout for this place.The amout Rs 2300 was decided to be paid as a compensation to the Chamba state for the transfer of this place and its nearby places like Bakrota,Tehra,Kathlog etc... to the Government of India.Sir Donald McLeod recommended the British to name, the new sanatorium as Dalhousie, after Lord Dalhousie, the first British Governor General of India in the year 1854. Thus, this beautiful hill station came into being covering an area of 14 sq kms.
Places to Visit
Churches: The churches of Dalhousie are beautiful. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis' Church at Subash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.
Panchpula: This is a very beautiful spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter,Ajit Singh
Subhash Baoli: This place is surrounded by majestic trees, that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time mediating during 1937,
BaraPathar : This is a famous temple at the middle of the thick forest.
Kalatop :Is a wild life sanctuary,home to the 'ghoral' and black bear.