views of the
mountainous ranges. The picturesque town is interspersed with
the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The
best time to visit Dalhousie is from mid-May to mid-October.
Climate of Dalhousie
The climate of Dalhousie ranges between 1,525 m and 2,378 m
high from sea level. The maximum temperature of Dalhousie in
summers is 30 degree Celsius and the winter temperature comes
down to almost O degree Celsius. Heavy woolens are required
in winter and light woolens or tropical in summer.
Tourist Attractions in Dalhousie
All local site seeing can be done on foot in Dalhousie. The
main tourist attractions are Panchpula, Kalatop and Khajiar
lake. Panchpula stream is the main source of water supply to
Dalhousie and Bahloon. The stream springs from the north side
of DayanKund and runs down a picturesque ravine to the
waterworks of Panchpula. Kalatop and Khajiar are best explored
if you take a three days walk from Dalhousie to Kalatop,
Khajjiar and back. The trek is more or less level and requires
good health, a pair of sturdy walking shoes. Kalatop is 10 kms
from G.P.O. at an altitude of 8000 feet.
How to Reach Dalhousie
The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra), 140 kms from
The nearest railhead is Pathankot, which is well connected to
Amritsar, Jammu, Delhi and Jalandhar.
The onward journey from Pathankot to Chamba and Dalhousie is by