INTRODUCTION : Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj.Spread out over five hills the town is named after the 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. The town’s varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pine, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons. Rich in colonial architiect, the town preserves some beautiful churches. The hill resort of Dalhousie has a charm of its own. The deodars and the pines, the cottages and the villas come together for a unique summer retreat. A veneer of Tibetan culture has added a touch of the exotic to this serene resort and along roadsides are huge rocks carved in low relief, painted in Tibetan style.
ORIENTATION : Dalhousie is located in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh and it offers mesmerizing views of the majestic mountains and the rice fields.
HISTORY : Dalhousie was discovered by the British governor-general Lord Dalhousie in 1854.The magnificent views of the Chamba valley and the mighty Dhauladhar range with its awe-inspiring snow covered peaks filling the entire one with its enchanting beauty attracted the British and soon it became the summer retreat for the British. Dalhousie is the gateway to the Chamba Valley.