Dalhousie is a city and a municipal council in Chamba district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Established in 1854 by the Honourable East India Company as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the Governor-General of India at that time. Dalhousie is built on and around five hills. It is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas