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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is built on around five hills. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time.
Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. It has charming architecture, including beautiful churches. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Tall Oak and pine trees, serene atmosphere, cool weather, less populated is one of the most fascinating hill stations of India.


Places of Attraction:-
1) St. Andrew's Church : St. Andrew's Church commonly known as the Church of Scotland was built in the year 1903 at Bahloon by Protestant Christians.
2) Panjpulla : Just 2 km away from the town lies the 'five bridges' memorial, built in memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, one of India's well-loved freedom fighters. A natural tank and creams give the spot a fitting serenity.
3) Subhash Baoli : Named after Subhash Chandra Bose, a famous freedom fighter, Subhash Baoli is located at a mere distance of 1 km from Dalhousie. An enthralling spot, Subhash Baoli is surrounded by majestic trees that attracts huge number of tourists from India as well as abroad.
4) BaraPathar : This is a famous temple of Bhulwani Mata at the middle of the thick forest in the village of Ahla, on the way to Kalatope.
5) Satdhara : Located on the way to Panchpula at an altitude of 2,036m, Satdhara is a famous picnic spot nearby Dalhousie. The place is known for the seven hot water springs, that has great therapeutic value in it.
6) Kalatop : It is a wild life sanctuary located at a distance of 10 km from Dalhousie. 'Ghoral' and Himalayan black bear can be found here.
7) LaxmiI Narayan Temple : This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and was built more than 150 years ago. The temple enshrines a beautiful image of Lord Vishnu.
8) Banikhet : Seven kms short of Dalhousie is Banikhet - the gateway to Dalhousie. At Banikhet the road bifurcates for Chamba and Dalhousie. This small place has gained importance with the setting-up of residential colony of Chamera Hydro-electric Project. A Nag temple in Padhar Maidan now called mini stadium is a place of worship for the people of Banikhet and villages around. This temple is approximately 150 years old.
8) Bakrota Hills : Located at a distance of 5 km from Dalhousie, Bakrota hills give breathtaking view of the snow covered city.

Amritsar is the nearest airport, nearest railway station is Pathankot and Dalhousie is connected to all major cities of Himachal Pradesh.




3 comments:

  1. The beauty and simplicity of your photographs inspire one to head for Dalhousie with a camera in hand! Wonderful!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the list of attractions in Dalhousie. Its really helpful for travelers. It is a welcome break from some of the other crowded hill stations in the Himachal like Shimla and Dharamsala. Check out all 27 places to visit in Dalhousie.


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