Dalhousie has been named after the British Governor - General of the l9th century, Lord Dalhousie. Surrounded by varied vegetation - pines, dodders, oaks and flowering rhododendron. Local sightseeing of Dalhousie and enjoy the beauty of landscape .
night at Dalhousie.
Khajjiar : 23 kms from Dalhousie by road and 13 kms from Kalatop is the mini Switzerland of India at a height of 6400 ft. Hutchison writes, "Khajjiar is a forest glade of great beauty, 6400 feet above sea level ". Khajjiar is often reffered to as "Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh ".
The lush green meadows are surrounded by thick pine and cedar forests. Grazing herds of sheep, goats and other milch cattle present a prefect pastoral scenery. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow which has in it a floating island. Much of the lake has degenerated into slush because of heavy silting during rains. Still the landscape of Khajjiar is picturesque and a photographer's delight.
A little away from the lake is the temple of Khajji Nag belonging to 12th C. AD. In the mandapa of the temple one can see the images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kaurvas hanging from the roof of the circumambulatory path. The sanctum of the temple has been beautifully carved from wood. On 07-07-1992, Mr. Willy t. Blazer, Vice Counselor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland in India brought Khajjiar on the world tourism the worlds that bear topographical resemblance with Switzerland. The Counselor also took from Khajjiar a stone which will form part of a stone collage around the Swiss Parliament to remind the visitors of Khajjiar as Mini Switzerland of India. Chamba is also known for its beauty. Night at Dalhousie.
St. Jonh's Church
The church is approximately 2 km from the main bus stand and it stands on the Gandhi chowk. Rev. John H. Pratt came to Dalhousie in 1863 and inspired the Christian community to build a permanent church building at this place.
Panchpula is almost 3 km. there is a very beautiful monument erected at panchpula where several streams meet at one point. That is Samadhi monument was built in memory of great sardar Ajit Singh.
Dainkund is only 10 km. one can enjoy the beautiful view of the hills, with the rivers Ravi, Beas and chenab threading through the distance. A Devi Temple is also situated on the hill.
Kala Top Wildlife Sanctuary
The wildlife reserves, provides shelter to various species of flora and fauna. Kala top is a pleasant getaway, only 5 km from Dalhousie, with a panoramic view and a forest rest house. Kala Top is situated at an altitude of 8000 ft and 10 km away from G.P.O jquare. It has a variety of wildlife such as Deer, Bears & Leopards.
Bakrota : Bakrota is famous in producing Tibetan carpets. From the Bakrota round also you can get a very good view of mountains. Round means a walking circuit around the hills, very popular among the residents. It is less than 5 km from the town centre.
Baoli (1 km)
It was at this enchaining spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time in 1937, contemplating and mediating.
BaraPathar (4 km)
There is a small temple amidst a thick forest. Kalatop(10 km)
This wild life sanctuary is home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.After This Visit Local Market Then See Run Way Side Seen, To Drop Pathankot Railway Station.