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Dalhousie

With its plunging pine-clad valleys and distant mountain views, ridge-top Dalhousie was founded in the 1850s by the British viceroy whose name it bears. Its heyday came in the 1920s, '30s and '40s when Lahore society flocked here for its hols. Come Partition, Lahore found itself in Pakistan and Dalhousie lost its mojo, but the town's star appears to be rising again as a rediscovered escape for honeymooners and families fleeing the heat of the plains.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Dalhousie.