Dalhousie is another of those ‘little pieces of England’ that the British left behind after Independence. Since Independence, the colonial mansions have been joined by the posh Dalhousie Public School and numerous modern hotels catering to honeymooners from the plains. There isn’t much to do but stroll and admire the views, which is rather the point of coming here.
Quite a few Tibetan refugees have made a home in Dalhousie and there are painted rock carvings of Buddhist deities along the south side of the ridge. You can also visit the British-era churches of St John and St Francis, set amongst the pines at opposite ends of the ridge. Pony rides can be arranged for about Rs 100 per hour.