Dalhousie, a small hill station built with five hills around it. It's a municipal town and very favorite tourist spot in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Its located on Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas. Snow covered peaks makes beautiful scenery over here. Dalhousie is 6000-9000 feet above from the sea level. May to September is the peak tourist season in Dalhousie and of course the best time to visit. Except its scenic beauty the Victorian and Scottish architecture in bungalows and churches increases its charm. Dalhousie was named after Lord Dalhousie the British Viceroy who made Dalhousie his summer retreat. It's a very small and beautiful town. According to 2001 census it has 9389 population.
Dalhousie has a cold climate throughout a year. In June- September it experiences heavy rain and thunder. May-July noons are warm, but quite cold for remaining time of the day. If rain is there it becomes very cold. In December-January it also experiences snow fall. It has salubrious climate.
Education in Dalhousie:
Dalhousie as a hill station have many Boarding Schools where majority if the students are from Punjab and Haryana. Some of the important ones are Dalhousie public school, Hilltop public school, Sacred Heart public school, Gurunanak public school, etc.
Dalhousie and economy:
As Dalhousie is a beautiful tourist spot which attracts thousands of visitors every year of course plays an important role in the economy of the state. Its major industry is also tourism. Here you will find a large number of Hotels to provide accommodation to tourists. Approx 600 hotels are there which provides job to 5-8 thousand people every year. Dalhousie alone makes 3% of the GDP of state.
Places of interest:
Dalhousie has many places which one can visit. The very favorite one is the Aread near Alla a potato field which amazing scenic landscape. Karelanu, which is famous for its precious water and even healed great leader Subhash Chandra Bose when he was suffering tuberculosis and regularly drank water of this natural spring and got healed. Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Village Lohali, Khajjiar are also the places of major attractions. At Gandhi chowk there is a rare road junction of eight roads, which joins subhash chowk, Upper Bakrota, Panchpula, Diankund, Khajjar, Banikhet, Sadar bazaar and motitibba. Apart from these ones Dalhousie cantonment and Tibetan market are important areas too.
Dalhousie is a beautiful and peaceful hill station to plan a great vacation.