Dalhousie FAQs

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Area geography

Built around five hills and perched atop the western side of the of Dhauladhar mountain range, Dalhousie is a hill station in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, India. You can spot River Ravi that meanders through Dalhousie. With an altitude of 2000 meters from the sea level, the town boasts of a good weather throughout the year.

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The currency used in Dalhousie is Indian Rupee. Major banks like State Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI, Uco bank and Canara bank have independent offices as well as ATMs where most of the debit and credit cards are accepted.

Cellular service for tourists

Mobile phone connectivity in Dalhousie is quite good. To save on your roaming charges, you can buy a local calling card that is readily available at different stores. Idea is one of the best service providers but you can also choose to buy card from other cellular companies here.

Wifi internet

Most of the hotels and restaurants provide internet facility. Apart from that, there are some cyber cafes that can be spotted in various parts of Dalhousie.

Drinking laws

The legal drinking age in Dalhousie is 25.

Tipping

Most of the food and beverage outlets add a service charge in the final bill, so tipping is not necessary. However, small tips for good service are always appreciated.

Safety

Dalhousie is considered relatively safe. However, it is always advisable to be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas post sunset and in the dark.

General information

Languages spoken

Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi

Time zones

GMT + 05.30 hours

Major religions

Hinduism, Christianity

Domestic international calling codes

01899

Electricity standards

The standard voltage in India is around 220 volts and typically a two or three pin plug s used by everyone.

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Good Morning: Namaste

Good Evening: Namaste

Goodbye: Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English? Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you? Aap kaise hain?

What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom? Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost? Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive! Bahut mehenga hai!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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Emergency numbers

Police: 242126
Civil Hospital: 242125
Gaurav Clinic: 242338
Cab/Taxi: Gandhi Chowk, bus stand; Ph: 242739, 240220
State Bank of India: 242144
Punjab National Bank: 242190

Tourism Centre:
Himachal Pradesh Tourism Dev Corp.,
Near Bus Stand, Dalhousie,
Tel: 242136.
Email: dalhousie@hptdc.in