Dalhousie is a hill station in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh and was established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats. It is situated on 5 hills and was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor-General in India while establishing this place as a summer retreat.
Geographically, it is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas and it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The city is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea level. The famous Pir Panjal mountain range can be seen from here.
Due to its natural beauty and climate, the town has become one of the favourite place for trekkers and nature lovers as well for tourists. The best season to visit the city as a hill station is summer but though its terrain offers wonderful trekking paths through the year. The snow clad mountain range is easily seen from here, where in the time of winter, the whole area gets covered with soft white snow and that provides a golden chance for snow crafts and adventures. Beyond this, the town is full of hotels and visiting places.
Besides this, the area is rich with so many small visiting places like Subhash Bawli, Panchkulla, Kalatop and Dainkund. Many temples are also there. During the summer, some of the nearby lakes are accessible for boating too. Due to proper terrain, many adventure activities like Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Rappelling and River Crossing can be performed. For trekking, the pine forests provides a wonderful opportunity to trekkers in every season of the year. Winter trekking in Dalhousie is a famous hike.
In winter, the town remains snow covered and it gives a chance to learn and understand the Nature in a different way.