Spread out over the five hills of Kathlog, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora, is popular hill station that was founded by Lord Dalhousie in 1850 as a summer retreat. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches. A veneer of Tibetan culture has added a touch of the exotic to this serene destination. The cool climate of the town has a lot of summer visitors.
Marvelous forest trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, water falls, springs and rivulets. In the distance, River Ravi meandering its course adds to the panorama. Mighty Dhauladhar ranges with perennially snowcapped peaks complete the horizon.
Attracted to the healing charm of the hill station, freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose stayed on for many months at Dalhousie in 1937. The spring water fed Subhash Baoli and Subhash Chowk are named after him.