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How to reach Dalhousie

How to reach Dalhousie

The mountainous region of Dalhousie should be your next travel destination if you enjoy exploring new places. You’ve probably seen this city in several Bollywood films. So, we’ve included directions to Dalhousie as well as information on how to organise a trip there.

Dalhousie, known as the “Mini Switzerland of India,” is spread across five hills and is surrounded by lovely cottages, snow-capped mountains, foggy valleys, and colonial-era structures. No matter where you are in the nation, we have provided a thorough guide on how to go to Dalhousie without any problem.

How to travel via air to Dalhousie

Although Dalhousie doesn’t have its own airport, the closest one is in Pathankot, which is located about 75 miles from Dalhousie. Therefore, the ideal route to take if you decide to take an aeroplane is “Your current destination – Delhi to Pathankot and then from Pathankot, you may either take a bus, a car, or self-drive to Dalhousie.” Pathankot to Dalhousie is about a three-hour drive apart.

How to travel via Indian Railways to Dalhousie

Despite the fact that flying saves a lot of time, not everyone can afford it. Therefore, the ideal method of transportation for individuals on a tight budget to get to Dalhousie is by rail.

Chakki Bank in Pathankot is the closest railroad station to Dalhousie; it is located 82 kilometres distant. With Delhi and other important towns like Bhatinda, Amritsar, Jaipur, Jammu, Ahmedabad, and Jodhpur, Pathankot Railway Junction is well connected. You have the option of boarding an overnight train if you are departing from Delhi, which would add an additional 10 to 11 hours to your trip.

To get to Dalhousie from Pathankot, you can either rent a car, ride a bus, or drive yourself. As previously stated, it would take roughly three hours to drive from Pathankot to Dalhousie.

The Kathua Railway Station, Jammu & Kashmir, is the second significant railroad hub that is most convenient to Dalhousie and is situated 91 kilometres away. Similar to Pathankot, driving to Dalhousie from Kathua Station takes roughly 3 hours.

How to reach Dalhousie by road

If you enjoy road trips, driving around Dalhousie might be the most memorable excursion you’ve ever taken.

It will take about 10 hours to go from Delhi, passing via Karnal, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and eventually Pathankot, where the steep landscape begins. In addition to being a pleasant experience, the 72-minute trip from Pathankot to Dalhousie offers plenty of panoramic sights for you to photograph.

You might choose to take a bus to Dalhousie if you’re travelling on a tight budget. The Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) and Himachal Roadways offer daily buses that may be taken immediately from ISBT Kashmere Gate in Delhi.

If you choose to take a Volvo AC bus, the trip from Delhi to Dalhousie (560 kilometres) will take about 13.5 hours and cost roughly INR 1500.

Amritsar is the greatest alternative, nevertheless, if you’re looking to travel by road to Dalhousie. Using a personal vehicle or a taxi directly from Amritsar to Dalhousie is the quickest and least expensive option. Road travel from Amritsar to Dalhousie is around 200 miles and often takes 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic and weather.

Stays in Dalhousie

You finally arrived in Dalhousie after selecting your convenient and cheap way of transportation. When you arrive in Dalhousie, the first thought that comes to mind is, “Where to stay in Dalhousie?”

There are numerous luxurious, affordable, and pleasant places to stay. You can choose the best stay choice based on how long you want to stay and your available money.

However, Elgin Hall, one of the top luxury homestays in the Himalayas, should be your choice if you’re seeking for a luxurious getaway.

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