Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a gorgeous hill station located on the western border of the Dhaula Dhar Range of the great Himalayas. It was founded in 1854 by the British Viceroy Lord Dalhousie, It was a delightful summer retreat for the British troops and bureaucrats. Dalhousie is the most famous hill station of Himanchal Pradesh and is located 563 kms from Delhi. Beside its breath taking landscapes the other highlights are the ancient temples, untouched beauty of Chamba & Pangi valley, the valley of milk, honey and streams.

The main highlights includes the lush green forests of pine, cedar and deodar attract nature-lovers, along with the usual throng of tourists seeking shelter from the sweltering heat of the plains.

Set on five hills - Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun and facing the Pir Panjal range, one can view the Ravi, Beas and Chenab rivers from certain vantage points. Fold after fold of mountains, snow-capped and pristine, can be viewed from the jagged Pangi Valley, which is a trekker's paradise. If your heart beats for Kashmir, head here, for this is the only part of Himachal Pradesh that juts into Kashmir.

Whether claims that Rabindranath Tagore penned his first poem here or Subhash Chandra Bose visited it secretly hold good or not, Dalhousie's spectacular landscape sure warrants a visit! Overall Dalhoise is a perfect destination for Honeymooners.