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How To Reach Dalhousie From Bangalore

Dalhousie Tourism

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How To Reach Dalhousie

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Bangalore to Dalhousie --43.0 hours

How To Reach Dalhousie From Bangalore

With its pleasant climate throughout the year, Dalhousie is one of the most popular hill stations in India.If you’re planning to visit the town, you should go through the following information that will assist you on how to reach Dalhousie from Bangalore by the different modes of transport available:-Banglore To Dalhousie by Air: The nearest airport to Dalhousie is Pathankot Domestic Airport in Punjab at a distance of about 90.5 km. However, there are no direct flights from Bangalore to Pathankot.The best way to reach Dalhousie via air is to take a flight from Bengaluru International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi which takes about 2 hrs 40 min on the flight journey. There number of flight operators provide with daily flights from Bangalore to Delhi. You have to then take another flight from Delhi to Pathankot which will take anywhere between 1 hr 10 min to 1 hr 40 min. You can then opt for a bus or a cab which will take around 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Dalhousie from Pathankot Airport. Banglore To Dalhousie by Train: There is no rail connectivity between Dalhousie and Bangalore. However, you can reach Pune or Mumbai, and take a direct train from there to Pathankot.Once you reach Pathankot, you have to then opt for a bus to reach Dalhousie from Pathankot bus stand or take a cab which will take 2.5 to 3 hours.Banglore To Dalhousie by Road: The distance between Dalhousie and Bangalore is 2,710 km. You can opt to self drive or hire a cab. It takes about 43 hours on a road journey via NH44 from Bangalore to reach Dalhousie. Unfortunately, there are no buses available that connect the two cities.


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What is the best time to visit Dalhousie?

The best time to visit Dalhousie has to be the summer months of March to May. The summer months are refreshingly cool here and it is a welcome escape from the heat. However, this is also peak season for tourism and it is quite crowded at this time. Winter, of course, is excellent for those who enjoy snowfall.

Are ATM's easily available in Dalhousie?

There are a few ATMs that are available in Dalhousie, however they are either in Chamba district or in and around the Mall area. It is always a good idea to carry cash when travelling as there not many ATMs all over the place.

Where are the clinics/hospitals in Dalhousie?

Dalhousie does not have many hospitals, the main hospitals in the town are the Civil Hospital and the Military Hospital in the Cantonment area. Civil Hospital is on Subhash Chowk Road. The number for Civil Hospital is +91-1899-242125 and the ambulance number is 108.

What is the right duration for a visit to Dahousie?

Regardless of whom you go on the trip with, spending roughly 3-4 days in Dalhousie is quite long enough. While it is a quaint little town and it is very beauiful, there are not many things to do. So 3-4 idyllic days spent in this small town with the beautiful scenery should be good enough that include visits to Khajjiar and Chamba.

How much would a trip to Dalhousie cost per person?

There are rooms available in Dalhousie from upwards of Rs.1000- Rs.8000. A fairly luxurious room on an average would cost roughly Rs.4000 a night and an average to decent meal costs in the range of Rs. 250- Rs.350. Therefore, an average but luxurious day in Dalhousie would cost around Rs.2500- Rs.3000.

Is Dalhousie a good honeymoon location?

Being a sleepy little village like town in the hills makes Dalhousie the perfect place for a honeymooning couple. The town retains some sort of colonial aura and that renders it a very quaint and surreal experience when you combine it with the natural beauty all around.

When does it snow in Dalhousie?

It snows in Dalhousie in the late winter months of December and mostly January. It's difficult to access all the places nearby when it is snowing though so it is a good idea to plan your trip carefully.

What is the best mode of transport for a trip to Dalhousie?

Since Dalhousie is a small town, walking is a viable option. That is only for enthusiasts though, the common practice is to get motorcycles or cars. Due to the temperature though, a car is a better idea than a bike.

What are the must do things in Dalhousie?

In terms of attractions, Dalhousie doesn't offer much. The nearby sites of Khajjiar and Chamba are must visits when staying in Dalhousie and so are the markets and the malls that the town was built around back in the day. Obviously, going to Dainkund is also a priority and there a few beautiful churches around the town as well.