DALHOUSIE – a place full of delight


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Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station situated in Himachal Pradesh. This place is spreaded on five hills, thus its natural beauty charms everyone who visit here. Dalhousie is situated on theouter slope of Dhauladhar range.
As its name, Dalhousie town was founded by Lord Dalhousie, the governor-general of British India between 1854 and 1856. He choosed this place for its scenic beauty and bracing climate.

HOW TO REACH: –
1. The nearest airport is at Amritsar. It is 90 kms away from Dalhousie. and another is at Gaggal in Kangra, which is at the distance of 130 kms from Dalhousie.
2. The nearest railway station is at Pathankot. The distance between Dalhousie and Pathankot is 80 kms.
3. It is well connected with N.H. 1.

ACCOMODATION: –
Name of some hotels, their addresses and average rates are being given: –
NAME – ADDRESS – AVERAGE DAILY RATES
Lalji Resorts – Lover lane, Dalhousie – Rs. 2500-2600
Sagarika Resorts – Court Road Dalhousie – Rs. 1700-1800
Alps spa resorts – Bakrota hills, Khajjar Road – Rs. 1400-1500
Snow Valley Resorts – The Mall – Rs. 4900-5000
Hotel Mount View – The Mall – Rs. 4400-4500
Hotel Kings – Near Gandhi Chowk – Rs. 1000-1100
Dalhousie Heights – Lovers Lane – Rs. 4200-4300

Sites to visit: –
1. PANCHPUL:-
This is a site where five small bridges over streams emerging from a natural tank can be seen. The scene of Panchpula is quite mesmerizing. Here is also a samadhi of freedom fighter Sardar Ajit Singh, uncle of sardar Bhagat Singh,the great martyr.

2. LAXMINARYAN TEMPLE :-
This is a beautiful temple,in which there is a splendid image of Lord Vishnu.This is a 150years old temple. This temple is situated in Sadar bajar Dalhousie.
3. RADHA SWAMI SATSANG BHAWAN:-
This is a satsang Bhawan related to followers of the Radha swami sect of beas. The satsang Bhawan is situated near Moti tibba.A large number of followers visitDalhousie specially to visit here. Present Chief of Radha swami Baba gurinder singh ji visits Dalhousie twice in a year.
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4. Kynance:-
This is a building in Dalhousie, where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stayed after his release from British jail.
5. Subhash Baoli: –
This was a favourite place of Subhash Chandra Bose. He stayed here during 7 months placement in 1937 in Dalhousie.. Here is a charming water body among dense forest.
Churches: –
Dalhousie is very famous for four beautiful churches. These are St. patrick’s Church at Balun, Saint John Church at Gandhi Chauk, St. Andrew’s Church and St. Francis Church at Subhash chauk.

PLACES Around DALHOUSIE: –
natural scene of dalhousie
kalatop wild sanctuary: –
This is one of the best picnic spot of Dalhousie region. Himalayan black bear and ‘ghoral’are also found here.
Khajjar:-
This place is very beautiful. This is situated in a saucer shaped plateau surrounded by dense deodar and pine forests. It is so charming and beautiful that it is named as ‘mini Switzerland’ and ‘Gulmarg of Himachal’. Here is a small lake which enhances its beauty.Here is also a beautiful temple of Khajjinag. It was built up in 12 th century.





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