One of the most popular hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is well-known for its amazing natural beauty and pleasant climate. The hill station owes much to its founder Lord Dalhousie for its fame and glory. Situated in the lap of the Himalayan mountain range, Dalhousie is situated at an average height of 8000 feet. One of the favourite places of the British during British Raj, this hilly terrain houses a large number of Victorian style mansions. Dalhousie is spread over an area of 14 sq km and is spread over five hills, which offers a pleasant trekking experience to trekkers as well as nature lovers.
This hill station was founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1854 because of its peaceful atmosphere and salubrious climate. The British acquired five hills — Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah (or Moti Tibba), Bakrota and Bhangora — from the ruler of Chamba State for developing the area as a retreat. In return, his taxes were reduced. Englishmen, military officials and soldiers visited this place for their summer vacations; hence, you will find most of the bungalows here built in the English style. The town faces the Pir Panjal range of snow-capped mountains.