Dalhousie Travel Guide

If you want to get away from the madness of the cities and rejuvenate at an offbeat hill station, then Dalhousie is where you should head to. This dainty town is ideal for a fun filled family vacation or to steal some time off with your special someone.

Surrounded by lush greens and pristine mountains, it is a picture perfect setting. You can relax and soak up the warm sunshine, enjoy nature walks, trekking, and village walks, or visit the historical monuments and temples.

It is a delight to be in this laidback place, you can enjoy beautiful views and recharge yourself with new energy.

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature


    10°C to 30°C
    Summer
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    Monsoon
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    Winter
    (Oct to Feb)
  • Search for far-flung no-crowd hill-station of India, ends here.

  • Radiating old world charm and British grandeur of the past, Dalhousie has the ambience of royalty of the Pre & Post Independence era. Named after the British General - Lord Dalhousie, this quaint hill station upholds churches and other buildings that exhibit the regal architecture of the past. Nestled amongst 5 lofty hills namely, Bakrota, Patreyn, Moti Tibba, Kathlog and Balun, Dalhousie is dunked in pine, deodar, oak and the rhododendron trees. The breath-taking mountain views are in abundance, while the paradigmatic River Ravi flows through the town enhancing the quintessential beauty of Dalhousie.

  • Any trekker’s delight, Dalhousie is also famous for trekking zones such as Sach Pass, Ganji Pahari, Dainkund Peak and others, which are enjoyable trekking zones for beginners as well. Sightseeing here will include Dainkund Peak, Chamrea Lake, Ganji Pahari, Jandhri Ghat, Bara Pathar Temple, Garam Sadak, Norwood Paramdham, St Patrick's Church, St John's Church, Subhash Baoli, Moti Tibba, Sach Pass, Hariraya Temple, Kalatop Wildlife Reserve and Rang Mahal, to name a few.

  • Fairs such as Summer Festival, a two day long function in town in summers and Minjar, a week-long fair towards the end of July are celebrated and tourists experience the colourful culture & heritage of this place. Food in Dalhousie is simple, much like the lifestyle here. While summer renders a dreamy view, winter definitely take tourists for a surprise with the snow-cladded mountain range that surround the place and are clearly visible from here.

  • Dalhousie is a perfect stress-busting hill station for all those who look forward to relax, rejuvenate and unwind away from the noisy towns and city life. This far-flung hill-station of India is less commercialized and has lesser tourist. When here, do not hesitate walking into the woody slopes and quaint & lonesome streets for the company of impressive landscapes & nature’s abundance. Find sometime for yourself and head out for a day picnic to enjoy a relaxed day. The laid-back lifestyle here is comforting, so enjoy the time here and soothe your senses. This place is a respite from the chaotic city life. A secluded holiday in hills minus the noisy mall roads and commercial areas, this place is serene.