Dalhousie (2036 m) is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over the five hills (Kathlog, Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun) the town is named after the 19th century British Governer General Lord Dalhousie. It was popular with the British Army personnel in 1860\'s. The town’s varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrowns. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches. St. John church is the oldest one built in 1863, St. Francis was built in 1894, St. Andrew in 1903 and St. Patric in 1909.
Manimahesh is 27 km from Bharmour. During the mela days sufficient bus
service is available upto Hadsar, 14 km from Bharmour. The pilgrimage is
generally done in two stages. Between Dhanchho and Manimahesh lake
Laxmi Narayana Temple
Laxmi Narayana Temple, which is the main temple of Chamba town was built
by Sahil Varman in the 10th century AD. The temple has been built in
the Shikhara style. The temple consists of Bimana i.e. Shikhara and
GarbhGriha with a small antralya.
Panchpula, a beautiful spot, is barely 3 kms. from G.P.O. On the way to
Panchpula is Satdhara springs gurgling with refreshing water, believed
to contain some medicinal properties.