[vc_row][vc_column margin_setting=”1″ desktop_margin=”no-margin-top” width=”1/1″][vc_tabs tabs_style=”tab-style3″ tab_preview_image=”tab-style3″ tabs_alignment=”text-left”][vc_tab title=”DALHOUSIE, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA” show_title=”1″ show_icon=”1″ tab_id=”1489686339-1-42″ tab_icon=”icon-map-pin”][vc_column_text]Dalhousie is a hill station in Chamba district, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, established in 1854 by the British Empire’s government in India as a summer retreat for its troops and officials.
It is built on and around five hills, Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet (2,700 m) above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture are prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=” CHAMBA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA” show_title=”1″ show_icon=”1″ tab_id=”1489686339-2-89″ tab_icon=”icon-map-pin”][vc_column_text]Chamba is bounded on north-west by Jammu and Kashmir, on the north-east and east by Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir state and Lahaul and Bara-Bangal area of Himachal Pradesh, on the south-east and south by the District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh and Gurdaspur District of the Punjab.
Though historical records date the history of the Chamba region to the Kolian tribes in the 2nd century BC, the area was formally ruled by the Maru dynasty, starting with the Raju Maru from around 500 AD, ruling from the ancient capital of Bharmour, which is located 75 kilometres (47 mi) from the town of Chamba. In 920, Raja Sahil Varman (or Raja Sahil Verma) shifted the capital of the kingdom to Chamba, following the specific request of his daughter Champavati (Chamba was named after her). From the time of Raju Maru, 67 Rajas of this dynasty have ruled over Chamba until it finally merged with the Indian Union in April 1948, although Chamba was under British suzerainty[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]