Monday, October 31, 2011

Dalhousie, a hill station in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh : Tourism, Introduction, Location, Major Attractions, List of Hotels in Dalhousie

Dalhousie,  a hill station in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh : Tourism, Introduction, Location, Major Attractions, List of Hotels in Dalhousie

Dalhousie is very popular for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. This fast emerging hilly destination offers a pleasant holiday amidst calm and serene surroundings. A popular sanatorium during the time of British rule, this hill station owes much to its founder Lord Dalhousie for its fame and glory. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayan mountain range, this hill station is placed at an average height of 8000 feet.
Spread over an area of 14 sq km, Dalhousie is built on five hills, which offers a pleasant trekking experience to toddlers as well as serious trekkers.

How To Reach
By Air:
The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra), 140-km from Dalhousie.
By Rail:
The nearest railhead is Pathankot, which is well connected to Amritsar, Jammu, Delhi and Jalandhar.
By Road:
Onward journey from Pathankot to Chamba and Dalhausie is by road. Punjab and Himachal Roadways run services, as do private operators.
Distances : Amritsar 191 km., Chamba 56 km., Chandigarh 300 km., Delhi 563 km., Jammu 188 km., Jalandhar 192 km., Manali 360 km. and Pathankot 80 km.

Major Attractions

Khajjiar - A stunning valley with a spring in the middle, while being quite beautiful, it gets littered with trash in the peak season of July when a massive number of tourists come.

Dainkund Walk - A gentle, sloping walk near an Air Force base in Dalhousie, leading to a Hindu temple.

Upper Bakrota - The highest area in Dalhousie, it has a number of estates, a residential school, and an Army barracks at the top. The area is circled by a road called Bakrota Walk, on the way to Khajjiar which ends at Alah Water Tank

Chamba - It is a major district town a little distance away from Dalhousie and is the seat of the former princely State of Chamba. It has a number of attractions including a major museum, restaurants, etc.

Ganji Pahadi Walk - It is called Ganji Pahadi (ganji means bald, pahadi means hill) because there are no trees on the summit of the hill and it looks like it's got a bald patch at the top. You can ask a local how to get there. It is a long walk of at least an hour, but quite pleasant.

Hotels & Resorts in Dalhousie Hill Station:

The Manimahesh Hotel
Hotel Moonga
Hotel Alps Holiday Resort
Spring Dalhousie Hotel
Hotel President
Peace Channel Resorts
Hotel Mount View
Hotel Lall Ji, Resorts
Hotel Grand View
Hotel Dalhousie Heights
Hotel Sagrika Resort
Hotel Ashiana Regency
Snow Valley Resorts
Bookmark and Share

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails