‘(Earl of) Dalhousie’ – Hill Station, Himachal Pradesh

Dalhousie Town was named after The Earl of Dalhousie. The title refers to a hereditary peerage associated with the Ramsay clan and a castle in Midlothian, Scotland

James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie a.k.a  Lord Dalhousie, Lord Ramsay and later Earl of Dalhousie was British Governor-General in India (1848-1856) at the time he established this hill station as a summer retreat.

1,970m up, Dalhousie is spread across five hills and has spectacular views of the Himalayas.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Himachal Pradesh place names.


View from Dalhousie hill station         Piyush Tripathi