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Hill Stations That Are Named After British Lords

India was under British rule from 1858 to 1947. During their rule, they influenced the nation in various ways, including architecture and culture. Owing to the cool and comfortable climate of the various hill stations in India, the Colonial rulers started using these locations as a Summer retreat from the scorching heat. If you want to explore these places, you can always book family hotels in these places with OYO. Let us move on to know about the hill stations that are named after British officials.

Dalhousie – Chamba District (Himachal Pradesh)

Named after the British Governor General Lord Dalhousie, the pristine hill station has an exclusive charm. On visiting this place, you will notice Victorian Architecture and other intricate details, elaborating on the Colonial past. Britishers established this place in 1854 as a convalescent depot and sanitarium for the troops returning from the war. You can always plan a visit to Dalhousie to experience this place’s outstanding natural views. The famous attractions include Panchpula Waterfall, Khajjiar, Glistening Chamera Lake, and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

Book family hotels in Dalhousie with OYO for a comfortable stay. When booking with OYO, you can plan your stay at some of the most prominent tourist spots in Dalhousie. Also, each hotel room has a view and attractive deals on every booking. The properties have all the main amenities like Geyser, Free Wifi, CCTV-surveilled common areas and fire protection.  

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

The capital and largest city of Himachal Pradesh, otherwise known as the “Queen of Hills,” was the British’s summer capital (1864). On visiting the place, you will come across the Viceroy House, in Elizabethan style, comprising blue limestone and grey sandstone exterior.

Before planning top sightseeing in Shimla, get accommodations booked with OYO. Choose from Collection O, Flagship. Premium and Capital O hotels. Further, on Wizard member OYOs, you can get an additional 5% discount. Book in and around, The Mall Road, Jakhoo Temple, Theog, Mashobra, Panthaghati, Kandaghat, Dudhli, Summer Hill, Shogi, Chotta Shimla and more.    

Mussoorie – Near Dehradun City (Uttarakhand)

With the loss of the Gurkhas in the battle of 1815 against the British troops, Mussoorie started to experience Colonial rule. In 1823 the British built a large house and named it Mullinger. The lord commandant of Landur lived in space. This place also stands as an abode to the first brewing house in India, “The Old Brewery,” established by Sir Henry Bohle. On visiting this place, plan a trip to Lal Tibba, Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Mussoorie Lake, and Santura Devi Temple.

OYO has the best family hotels in Mussoorie, available across significant tourist locations like the Bala Hissar, St. Paul’s Church, Jabarkhet, Library Bus Stop, Barlow Ganj and more. While booking, you get the same facilities in the app and from the website. Check out the ratings and amenities available at the location. Avail 500 OYO Money on each Signup.  

Darjeeling (West Bengal)

General Lloyd was deputed with the charge of negotiating the land of Darjeeling from the Raja of Sikkim in transfer for an equivalent amount. The motto was to create a sanatorium in Darjeeling for the employees of the East India Company. And finally, a Deed was signed on the 1st of Feb 1835, and Darjeeling was passed as a gift to the Britishers.   

The best time to visit Darjeeling is between October to March, and while there, you can participate in multiple adventurous activities like Camping, Hiking, mountain biking, climbing etc. But make sure to book a family room hotel with OYO for a comfortable stay during the regular days. Any location you choose, OYO has a hotel with a view offering the rightful services. Select OYO Home Ashirvad Homestay, Capital O Hotel Priyatam and OYO 19558 Princess, Gandhi Road, for the best accommodation.

Why OYO?

OYO aims to maintain the flavour of that colonial period. Apart from the wide variety of rooms and good discounts on each booking, OYO family hotels will help you experience the ultimate throw of the place.

Opt for homestays or palette hotels with OYO and enjoy a raw experience. Be it any budget or amenities you are looking for. There are dedicated filter options on the OYO App and the website that will help you find the right property of choice. Also, the best part is OYO cares about customer safety, and thus, your stays are insured with Acko. A dedicated SOS button in the App lets you call for help during an emergency.


Even today, the hill stations mentioned here have marks of the colonial era, offering a history-focused stay. Whenever planning a trip to any of the above hill stations, remember to check on the top sightseeing in those places. Also, when confirming accommodation with OYO, carry ID proof for your stay.

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