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|Dalhousie, spectacular hill station, Himachal Pradesh, India. Dhauladar Mountains. travelwideworld.com|
Dalhousie is one of the most popular hill stations in the Northern state of Himachal Pradesh, Situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet above the MSL and surrounded by scenic snow-clad peaks, Dalhousie abounds in natural beauty and pleasant climate. It is spread over an area of 14 sq. km and covers over five hills - hills - Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas; the place still retains the British legacy and has a large number of Scottish and Victorian-style mansions.
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Dalhousie is an excellent destination for tourists who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban cities. There are just over 600 hotels in this area for the tourists. This place has several worth seeing tourist spots, one being natural spring water at Karelanu and, it is believed, the pristine pure spring water cured Netaji, a great patriot from TB that had bothered him for a long time. April to August are the best time to visit; during season hotel rents are high more than Rs. 6000.00 per night.
To beat the extreme summer heat, sweltering climate and uneasiness, Dalhousie is the right place for fun, relaxation and be far away from the dreary, humdrum of daily routine life.
|Portrait of Lord Dalhousie by John Watson-Gordon, 1847.en.wikipedia.org|
First Marquess of Dalhousie (22 April 1812 – 19 December 1860), known as The Earl of Dalhousie between 1838 and 1849, was a Scottish statesman, and a colonial administrator in British India . He served as Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856.
Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1873)and Rudyard Kipling (1884) were among the well-known visitors to this place
In 1959 when Tibet was taken over by China, Dalhousie was chosen initially to host several thousand Tibetan refugees at the insistence of Pt. Nehru, then Prime Minister of India. Now the Tibetans and the Dalai Lama have settled at Dharmasala which is not far off from here.