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Home » Kashmir & High North
The calm and relaxed hill station of Dalhousie in the state of Himachal Pradesh sprawls over hills at an altitude of around 2000m on the western fringe of the Dhauladhar Range in the picturesque Chamba Valley region.

Acquired from the Raja of Chamba by the British, Dalhousie was named after Lord Dalhousie, then Governor-General of India, by David McLeod (after whom McLeod Ganj was named). Early in the 20th century, Dalhousie was a popular alternative to the crowded and more costly Shimla. Today, Dalhousie is a favoured summer retreat for holidaying Punjabis and a great place for hiking and trekking amongst some stunning scenery. A tiny population of Tibetans has also lived here since the Chinese invasion.

The town is comparatively spread out, though most of the shops are clustered around Gandhi Chowk. Connected to Subhash Chowk (also with a high concentration of hotels and eateries) by The Mall, Dalhousie retains vestiges of the Raj-era in the kind of faded architecture in a usually Victorian style, elderly British homes, small church buildings and hotels.
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