Dalhousie is well known for its deep pine-clad valleys and far away mountain views. Dalhousie is another of those cool mountain retreats that the British left behind. Ever since independence, the colonial mansions have been converted to the posh Dalhousie Public School and numerous modern hotels which cater to the newlyweds and who come from the plains, along with the obligatory army cantonment.
There’s not much to be done here except than going in for a stroll and admiring the views. Quite a few Tibetan refugees are residing here and have a home in Dalhousie. There are beautiful painting and sculptures of red rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. You can also pay a visit to the British-era churches of St John and St Francis, set among the pines at opposite ends of the ridge.
For shopping you could visit the Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk, which are linked by lanes – Thandi Sarak (Cold Rd), and Garam Sarak (Hot Rd). The latter lane receives more sunshine. The bus stand area, with several good hotels, is about 2km north. Street lighting is quite so we suggest you to carry a torch at night. You can visit khajjiar and chamba from dalhousie which is around 10 and 21 kms respectively