Dalhousie was first conceived as sanitarium by Lt Col Mapier of Magdala during Lord Dalhousie’ time, hence the place bears his name. It is spread over five hills at 2000m and lay between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges north-east of Pathankot.Dalhousie is famous for the long level walks around its five hills of bakrota,Balun,Kathlag,Patryn and Tehra. Among these the circular walk on the Thandi Sarak and Garam Sarak is the most popular. Dalhousie is famous for its churches the oldest being St.John’s church situated near the GPO.At the other end of the mall is St Francis Church.The St.Patrick’s is the biggest on Patreyn Road.Take a morning walk to Satdhara said to have medicinal properties in the seven streams that converge at this spot and to Panchpullah 1 km further which offers two waterfalls. Bhadrakali Lake is ideal picnic spot on the way to Chamba.