Chandigarh is a city of Charming Contrast; a pulsating modern town famous for its architecture and landscape. "Chandigarh" derives its name from the temple of "Chandi" located in the vicinity of the site selected for the city. The deity "Chandi", the goddess of power and a fort or "garh" lying beyond the temple gave the city its name.
Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj-spreadout over five hills the town is named after the 19th century British governor general Lord Dalhousie. The town's varying altitude shades it with a variety of vegetarian that includes staely grooves of pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons. Rich a colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches.
Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than any other hill station in India.