Dalhousie has a unique historical backdrop. The hill station has a history of the British Raj and therefore, one finds a flashback of that era over here. Located at an elevation of about 8000 feet, Dalhousie is one of the finest tourist destinations in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The place is quite popular amongst travelers all around the world due to its old world charm as well as picturesque views. Dalhousie is also an ideal place for adventure activities and shopping freaks. Some of the well known places around here are Central Park, Dainkund Peak, Khajjiar Lake, Panch Pulla, Satdhara Falls, Bhuri Singh Museum and Rang Mahal. The hill station spreads over an area of 14 sq km and sprawls over five hills.
Mystic mountains, meandering pathways and vintage charm make Dalhousie the dream destination for holiday in Himachal. Nestled amidst the snow clad and green Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, Dalhousie being one of the most visited hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. Founded by the British in the year 1850, this city was named after the visit of British Governor Lord Dalhousie. Himachal has emerged as great summer destination for holidays and the adventure zone for adrenaline junkies. The flavor of Himachal is enhanced during sightseeing tours and visit to the other hill stations here.
Day 01: New Delhi – Shimla
Arrive Delhi airport / railway station and drive to Shimla (350 Kms./ 08 Hrs.) the former summer capital of British India, set amidst the snow capped Shivalik Mountains which offers some of the most stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Enroute visit Pinjore Gardens or Ropeway at Timber Trail, Parwanoo. Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll on The Mall and the famous Ridge. Ridge is famous for its stunning vistas of the valley and the Christ Church which is the most photographed landmark of Shimla. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 2: Shimla
After Breakfast Excursion to Kufri. Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, Poney and Yak Ride and One can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after sightseeing of various places in and around. Shimla mosques built in(1830), Vice regal Lodge built in (1885), Christ Church built in (1844), The Gaiety Theatre- the first beauty contest of world was supposed to start (1887), The Grindlays Bank (1912)- the world wide bank started by Robert Melville Grindlay, The Scandal Point and The famous Shopping Plaza of the North The Mall. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 3: Shimla to Manali (265 Kms. 8 Hrs.)
Transfer from Shimla to Manali by surface Enroute visit Kullu valley, Beas River, Dashehra maidan etc. Arrive and transfer to hotel Manali. Evening free for rest. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 4: Manali ( Local Sightseeing )
Morning proceed to Visit the 450 years old Hidimbadevi Temple, the oldest temple in Manali, Tibetean center & monastery, Vasisth village, known for its hot Sulpher springs Roerich art Gallery. Bahist Temple, Solang Valley which offers a spectacular view of glaciers and snow capped peaks..at an altitude of 3978 meters. Also visit Kothi, Rahala Water falls on the way. (Subject to weather conditions and road being open). Rest of the day is at leisure or takes a stroll down the Mall road. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 5 : Rohtang Pass (100 Kms. Round Tour)
Early morning visit A place not to be missed – Rohtang Pass, (51Kms. / 3 Hrs.) from Manali at an altitude of 3978 meters. Also visit Kothi, Rahala Water falls on the way.(subject to weather conditions and road being open). Rest of the day is at leisure or takes a stroll down the Mall road. Night stay in Manali. (Visit to Rohtang Pass not included in the cost. Subject to weather conditions and road being open).(As per Himachal Government Rouling outsiders not go to do the Rohtang Pass & Guest Have to Take Car from union on Direct Payment Basis. ).
Day 6: Manali to Dharmshala (280 Kms./ 10 Hrs.)
A distance of 260 kilometer on the way stopping at Baijnath known for its Shiva Temple and further at Palampur famous For Tea Garden. Dharamhsala is a hill - station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Mountains about 18 kms north- east of Kangra, It is known for its scenic beauty set amidst high pine and oak trees. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has risen to international repute as “The Little Lhasa in India”. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 7: Dharmshala to Dalhousie (145 Kms./ 5 Hrs.)
After Breakfast drive from Dharamshala towards Dalhousie after doing the local sightseeing of Places which includes, His holiness Dalai lama residence at Mc Leodgunj, War memorial, Bhagsunath temple and Dal Lake. Reach Dalhousie in the evening. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 8: Dalhousie – Khajjiar
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 includes visit to Panjipula, Subhash Baoli and excursion to Khajjiar 24Kms. from Dalhousie surrounded by thick Deodar forest. Drive from Dalhousie to Khajjiar is awesome. Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 9: Dalhousie – Chandigarh (350Kms./ 7Hrs.)
After Breakfast Transfer from Dalhousie to Chandigarh by Surface & Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel Chandigarh.
Day 10: Chandigarh to Delhi (250 Kms./ 5 Hrs.)
After Breakfast check out hotel. Visit Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Lake. Depart for Delhi. On arrival drop at Railway Station/ Airport.
Tour Cancilation policy
The city does have an airport but tourists from different parts of the country can land at the airport Gaggal in Kangra to reach this hill station. The airport is approximately 135 km away from the heart of Dalhousie.
Nearest railhead is Pathankot (82 km) which is well-connected to various cities in India, Taxis can be found from outside the railway station to reach Dalhousie.