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Dalhousie is a Hill Station full of Colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over 5 hills (Kathlog, Portreys, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun) the town is named after the 19th century British General Lord Dalhousie. The town’s varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetation that includes stately grooves of pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons. Rich in Colonial Architecture, the Town preserves some beautiful churches. The marvelous forest trails overlook vistas of wooden hills, water falls, springs and rivulets. Like a silver snake finding its way out of the mountains, the twists and turns of river Ravi are a treat to watch from many vantage points.