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
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
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 dont 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
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.
Places to Visit
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.
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
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.
Around : Khajjiar 22 kms, Chamba 29
km, Kangra 83 km, Dharamshala 92 kms, Shimla 254 km, Pathankot 80 kms.
Distances : Manali 402 kms, Amritsar
188 kms, Delhi 563 kms, Chandigarh 352
kms, Jammu 188 kms, Jalandhar 192 kms.
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