Established in 1854, Dalhousie was named after the Britsih Governor General Lord Dalhousie. While it remained a favourite destination for the Britishers to escape Indian summer heat, Dalhousie has gained real popularity among Indian travelers as a hill station only in the last few decades.
Spread over five hills – Kathlog, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota, and Bhangora – Dalhousie has preserved its colonial structures quite well. A place to enjoy forest trails and waterfalls, Dalhousie is surrounded by snow-capped Dhauladhar Range.
Our famous freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose stayed here for a few months in 1937 while recuperating from his illness. Dalhousie is also known for woollen Himachali shawls, Tibetan handicrafts, and other local handicrafts.