Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh: Dalhousie is located in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Its geographical coordinates are 32.53° N and 75.98° E and is raised at an altitude of 2000 meters (6400 feet).
Dalhousie is built on and around five hills (Kathalagli, Potrein, Terah (Moti Tibba), Bakrota, and Bhangora) on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. The area is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The area is irrigated by the Ravi River.
Dalhousie comes in the Dhauldhar circuit of Himachal. The Dhauldhar Circuit derives its name from the Dhauldhar peaks of Western Himalayas.
The Chamba district is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir to the north-west and west, the Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir and Lahaul and Bara Banghal to the north-east and east, Kangra to the south-east and Gurdaspur district of Punjab to the south.
Dalhousie was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor-General in India.
Dalhousie is a popular hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba District.
Dalhousie is a heritage town built and developed by the British. The Scottish and Victorian architecture is prominently visible in the bungalows and churches in the town.
The Dhogrias are the local tribes that live in Lakarmandhi village near Dalhousie. Their main occupation is making coal by burning wood in underground kilns. The Dalhousie Potato Farm at Ahla also provides source of earning to the locals.
The Gandhi Chowk at Dalhousie is the mainroad junction of eight roads that lead to Subhash Chowk, Panchpula, Upper Bakrota, Diankund, and Banikhet via Busstand, Khajjiar, Sadar Bazar and Moti Tibba.
Shopping in Dalhousie:
The Sadar Bazaar is a heritage market that was built by the British in the early 19th century. Most of the structures are made of stones. It is a populated area having a Hindu temple, Gurdwara, Arya Samaj mandir and mosque which are all located side by side. The Tibetan market has amazing Tibetan handicrafts and carpets. Gandhi Chowk is the main shopping areas where tourists can buy bags, dolls, handicrafts, and purses.
The nearest big town is Chamba which is about 56 km away. Chamba is the district headquarters and a popular tourist destination.