Surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains at an elevation of 1,970 meters, Dalhousie is one of the most popular destinations of India's bucolic western Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh. Spread over the five hills (Katalagh, Potreyn, Bakrota, Terah and Bhangora), it's especially beloved of honeymooners. A ten-hour drive from Delhi and just over six hours from state capital Shimla, the town was established in 1854 under the British Raj's governor-general the Earl of Dalhousie as a summer retreat for troops, today has a population of just over 7,000, and while the town's core is full of charming Victorian and Scottish-style architecture, it also makes a wonderful base for exploration of nature and the history of the ancient Chamba kingdom in the hills surrounding.

Here are five particularly noteworthy Dalhousie attractions,,,

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