Welcome as the ‘Little Switzerland of India’, Dalhousie is a picturesque town nestled amidst the Dhauladhar mountain range. Every year several tourists book Dalhousie tour packages to delight in a wonderful escape from the scorching heat. Soaking in the old world charm is another reason which urges visitors to plan a trip often.
Boasting about colonial history, architectural marvels, sprawling meadows, plush valleys, glistening waterfalls, and vibrant markets, Dalhousie is an enthralling hill station located in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. Spread over five hills namely Kathlog, Terah, Potreyn, Bakrota, and Bhangora, Dalhousie is snuggled at an altitude of 1,974 m above sea level. With our wide range of tastefully curated Dalhousie tour packages, tourists can explore the breathtaking beauty of this idyllic hill town and delve into the serene aura of the magnificent surroundings.
This is the erstwhile summer capital of British India and is named after Lord Dalhousie. Home to some of the beautiful churches and colonial architectural buildings, Dalhousie is a famous tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. This is a perfect tourist destination for peace seekers who wish to escape from the hustle bustle of city life. It has something for every kind of traveler including families, kids, solo travelers, and couples. This serene destination enjoys cool weather throughout the year due to its impeccable location.
During the Dalhousie trip, tourists can indulge in numerous adventure activities including paragliding, zorbing, trekking, hiking, camping, and horse riding. The alluring atmosphere and lush greenery offer a soul soothing experience to the visitors. To witness nature’s captivating charm, travelers can trek to the top of Dainkund Peak from where they can also witness the breathtaking beauty of the hill town. The adventurous trek to Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary allows tourists to spot exotic wildlife species and numerous birds.
With the help of our travel experts, people can design the itineraries as per their requirements and budget. Our tailor-made Dalhousie travel packages are customizable and can be reiterated. We provide a plethora of facilities during the Dalhousie tour including a guided sightseeing tour, scrumptious meals, swift transfers, outdoor activities, and a comfortable stay for a pleasurable trip. Contact us for more information about Dalhousie holiday packages with family and kids. Also, book a Dalhousie honeymoon tour with us to embark on an unforgettable journey.
Best Places to Visit on your Dalhousie Trip
Blessed with scenic vistas, jaw-dropping locales, and colonial marvels, Dalhousie is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and history buffs. The architectural wonders of this hill town have retained their old-world charm. Encompassed by snow-clad peaks and boasts of pine-clad valleys, Dalhousie is home to popular tourist places where families and couples can enjoy their vacations. Some of the famous places to visit in Dalhousie are:
- Mall Road
- Chamera Lake
- Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
- Satdhara Falls
- Dainkund Peak
- Subhash Baoli
- St. John’s Church
- Rock Garden
- Indo Tibetan Market
- St. Patrick Church
Best Time to Plan a Visit to Dalhousie
Dalhousie is an enthralling tourist destination, which is known for its salubrious weather throughout the year. Tourists flock to this hill town all year round to enjoy their vacations. However, the best time to visit Dalhousie is in the summer season when the weather remains calming and relaxing which is comfortable for outdoor activities. In March and April, when snow begins to melt from the snow-capped mountains surrounding the hill resort the region experiences moderate climatic conditions. In June, the region experiences balmy weather during the daytime and pleasant weather in the evening. This is also an ideal time to indulge in adventure activities including camping and trekking.
The monsoon season continues from July to September in Dalhousie. However, this part of Himachal does not experience heavy rainfall. The small amount of rain also adds charm to the beauty of this enchanting hill station. Decked in blooming flowers and different color trees, the region looks like a fairyland in the rainy season. If someone loves to roam around in the rain then they can visit there in the monsoon also. Dalhousie experiences the winter season from October to February. If someone wishes to enjoy snowfall then they should visit here in December and January when the region transforms into a wonderland. The ethereal beauty of Dalhousie makes the trip worthwhile.
How to Reach Dalhousie for a Wonderful Vacation
Dalhousie is situated in the Chamba district and does not have its own airport as well as the railway station. The nearest airport from Dalhousie is situated in Pathankot, which is situated 92 km away. There are regular direct and connecting flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore to Pathankot Airport. Tourists can hire a private taxi or board a bus from the bus stand for Dalhousie.
The nearest railhead is Pathankot Junction, which is situated 87 km away. Pathankot is a major stoppage on Delhi – Katra railway line and almost all the trains stop at this station. The trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Agra, Chennai, Lucknow, Allahabad, and Trivandrum run on this route regularly. Tourists can easily avail themselves of private cabs, shared taxis, or board HRTC buses from Pathankot to reach Dalhousie. This majestic hill town connects with major cities and towns of nearby states from various national and state highways. Chamba and Pathankot are the nearest major towns as well as Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, and Chandigarh are well-connected with Dalhousie by HRTC and other state transport buses along with private buses.
Best Accommodation to stay on your Dalhousie Tour
Dalhousie is a popular tourist destination and is visited throughout the year by a large number of tourists. The scenic beauty and peaceful environs of Dalhousie attract families and friends. It is also a popular honeymoon destination in Himachal Pradesh where couples can relish the panoramic views. To meet the demands of different types of travelers, Dalhousie houses a plethora of accommodation options ranging from budget to mid-range hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Travelers can also find a luxury hotel in Dalhousie where they can enjoy leisure vacations. The staying options of Dalhousie are equipped with state-of-art amenities and provide a relaxing stay. Some of the best accommodation options in Dalhousie are:
- Snow Valley Resort
- Aaroham by Aamod
- Alps Resort
- Mid Conifer Cottage
- Grand View Hotel
- Zostel Dalhousie
- Fortune Park
- The Sun Park
- Brij Villa
- J K Clarks Exotic
- Luxury Suite and Resort