Dalhousie – Fall in love with this Himalayan town
Best time to visit Dalhousie
Visit Dalhousie anytime between April to July to relieve yourself from the summer heat and October to February to witness Himalayan winter. Plan your trip in advance with Fotoplane and grab the deal at the lowest price!
Dalhousie is the beautiful hill-station of Chamba district, in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. An erstwhile summer resort to the British, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and the forested hills, built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea level.
Dalhousie is swarmed with tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September and it's better to avoid it in the month of August due to heavy rainfalls and landslides. Khajjiar the mini Switzerland of India which is approximately 24 kms from Dalhousie.
Surrounded by meadows and forests Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. It is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and peaks can be seen in the distance. It is part of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. The sanctuary area is well laid out for trekking trails both at Kalatop and Khajjiar. There are dense deodar and fir forest covering 19.63 km² of the sanctuary, which is about 6 km from Dalhousie. Pheasants, serow and black bear are some of the common animals found here. The sanctuary lies in the path of the Ravi River and is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests.