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This web site is a part of the heritage project taken up
by Prabal Pramanik’s Academy of Arts


Bhamlada, Bhatwan, Punjab-145 022, India
Web site :
www.academyartprabal.com
e-mail : prabalpramanik@yahoo.co.uk

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HISTORY OF
DALHOUSIE
HISTORY TIME CHART
OF DALHOUSIE
LIFE IN DALHOUSIE AN ARTIST'S VIEW
OF DALHOUSIE
BOOKS, PORTFOLIOS
& CDS ON DALHOUSIE
DALHOUSIE CLUB
KHAJJIAR AND KALATOP DALHOUSIE PHOTO
GALLERY
TOURIST INFORMATION NOTED PEOPLE IN
HISTORY OF DALHOUSIE
WELD LIFE HOME PAGE
 

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Basically, tourism has become the only main commercial aspect of Dalhousie and near about places.
Tourism is important in the development of an area, yet it is important to ensure that the benefits of tourism reach all the sections of society in a proper manner. It is also important to be careful that the evil effects of tourism do not affect the society in an adverse manner.
Tourism prompts the construction of hotels and guest houses, yet when thoughtless and undue amount of hotel construction goes on, it endangers ecology, traditional values and causes pollution.
Often unfeeling tourists disturb the ecology with waste stuff carelessly thrown away. When the hotels are in business, the owners get richer, while workers are often poorly paid. Values imported by tourists often clash with the established values and adversely influence the local society.
Social degradation brought about by the destruction of social values in a society can never be compensated by any financial gain.
Constructions that don’t blend with the environment create eyesores and mar the beauty of the wooded hills.
There should be thoughtful norms for construction in a hill area. No building that ruins the balance of the nature should be allowed to be built.
Money mindedness is the worst value brought about by the tourist boom. The hill people have not become necessarily well off by this tourist boom. Proper developmental projects would have benefitted them much more. A system that causes glaring social disparity is never effective in developing the society in a balanced way.
Organized work projects, housing for local poor people, more facilities for technical education and better medical opportunities are the real steps to development.
Unfortunately, the administration is not sensitive to these much needed aspects of development.
Dalhousie town is not just for tourists to enjoy, the local people who are from the weaker economic groups should be able to have a positive and substantial future to hope for.

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Places to Visit

Churches :
The churches of Dalhousie are beautiful. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis' Church at Subash Chowk and St. John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.

Panchpula :
This is a very beautiful spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Ajit Singh

Subhash Baoli :
This place is surrounded by majestic trees, that Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time mediating during 1937,

BaraPathar : This is a famous temple at the middle of the thick forest.

Kalatop : Is a wild life sanctuary,home to the 'ghoral' and black bear.

How to reach Dalhousie
Air : Amritsar is the nearest airport .Jammu airport is188 kms.Both are connected to Delhi by Indian Airlines and by Vayudoot flights.
Rail : Pathankot about 80 kms, the nearest railway station and is connected to all of the major cities.
Road : Network bus services is from Dalhousie to Manali 402 kms, Khajjiar 27 kms,,Amritsar 188 kms, , Pathankot 80 kms, , Delhi 563 kms, Chandigarh 352 kms, Dharamshala 143 kms, Jammu 188 kms.Chamba 56 kms,Jalandhar 192 kms
Local Transport: Taxis,autos and ponies are available.

Getting Around : Khajjiar – 22 kms, Chamba – 29 km, Kangra – 83 km, Dharamshala – 92 kms, Shimla – 254 km, Pathankot – 80 kms.

Important Distances : Manali – 402 kms, Amritsar – 188 kms, Delhi – 563 kms, Chandigarh – 352 kms, Jammu 188 kms, Jalandhar – 192 kms.

 

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