|Altitude:||1,954 metres (6,411 ft)|
|Present Day Details|
The cantonment was originally established as a convalescent Depot.
From a 1910 publication:
"In 1866, it was determined that the barracks for the convalescent Depot should be built on the Balun plateau, below Terah,... and at the same time the Bakloh Hill (14 miles from Dalhousie, towards the plains) was taken as a cantonment for the 4th Gurkas.
In 1868 troops were, for the first time, located at Balun. It was originally a depot under the Command of Military Officer appointed for two years, but during recent years a wing of a British Infantry Regiment from one of the stations in the Lahore Command has been quartered there under its own officers.
In addition to this wing at Balun, troops from the Lahore Command are quartered in barracks, recently erected, on the Tikka spur and Mankot, so that there are wings of three British Infantry Regiments quartered round Dalhousie; married families being accommodated in tents. Balun, as a convalescent depot, has ceased to exist." 
Balun, Baloon, Balloon
Mankote, Mankot, Mancote
- Photograph: Dalhousie - Bannikhet Barracks (possibly could be Ranniket?) c 1917 25thlondon.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014
- Photograph: Dalhousie - Bannikhet Barracks c 1917 25thlondon.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014
- Dalhousie Wikipedia
- Dalhousie.net, now archived. Timeline and Churches and Christianity
- Dalhousie Dalhousie1.com, now archived.
- Churches and Cemeteries of Himchal Pradesh from Himachal Tourism, now an archived webpage, mentions Dalhousie (scroll down)
- Dalhousie HPChamba.nic.in, now archived.
- History Of The Sanitarium from dalhousievillas.com, now archived. It is likely that this history is taken from Guide to Dalhousie, Chamba and the Inner Mountains between Simla and Kashmir by J. B. Hutchinson 3rd edition 1910 (First edition 1872, 2nd edition 1898)
Historical books online
- "Dalhousie" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 11, page 125.
- "Balun" Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 6, page 343.
- "Dalhousie", page 48 The Highlands of India, Volume 1 by David John Falconer Newall 1882 Archive.org
- "A Shooting Trip in Chamba" by F L Farrer page 318 Blackwood’s Magazine, no 211 January-June 1922 Archive.org
- Guide to Dalhousie Chamba and the inner mountains between Simla and Kashmir by John Hutchison 4th edition 1923 (First edition 1872, 2nd edition 1898, 3rd edition 1910) Pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
- "A Few Stations In India" by Mrs. H. V. Bagshawe. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 1926;46:3 214-223. The author was the wife of a medical officer in the RAMC who was based at Jullunder, Dalhousie and New Cantonments Delhi.
- History Of The Sanitarium from dalhousievillas.com.