Dalhousie is a hill station in the Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas at the altitude of 2036m (6680 ft.). The town is situated over five hills (Kathlog, Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun) and is rich in variety of vegetation: grooves of pines, deodars, oaks, rhododendrons. It is known for its valleys and high mountain ranges, trekking places and waterfalls. Established in 19th century by the British as a summer retreat, the town is rich in colonial architecture and preserves some beautiful churches.
When to visit: best time to visit April to June and October to November. June to September is monsoon season. December to February is winter season.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Dalhousie is not directly connected by railway. Pathankot train station is about 78 km away.
Nearest airport: Kangra Airport at Gagal is about 106 km away. Domestic flights connect Gaggal with Delhi. Satwari Airport in Jammu is about 174 km away.
Buses: Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses as well as private operators connect Dalhousie to the major cities in North India.
By road: The distance from Pathankot to Dalhousie is about 84 km via Chamba - Pathankot Rd. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Dalhousie to Dharamshala is about 116.8 km via NH154. It takes around 3-4 hours.
The distance from Kangra Airport at Gagal to Dalhousie is about 106 km via NH154 and Chamba - Pathankot Rd. It takes around 3 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Dalhousie is about 559 km via NH 44. It takes around 10-11 hours.
The distance from Chamba to Dalhousie is about 53 km via Chamba - Pathankot Rd. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Jammu to Dalhousie is about 177 km via NH 44 and Chamba - Pathankot Rd. It takes around 5 hours.
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