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How To Reach Dalhousie, Himachal

Dalhousie Tourism

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How To Reach Dalhousie

Being well-connected to major regions of the country, Dalhousie is quite an accessible tourist destination. The nearest airport to reach this hill station is the Gaggal airport in Kangra. If you are wondering how to reach Dalhousie from Pathankot, then it is advised to take a train route from the railway station which is barely 80 kms away from the hill station. To enjoy a sojourn at this scenic destination filled with breathtaking landscapes, an ideal climate and warm and friendly locals, go through our complete guide of how to reach Dalhousie, and get on a hassle-free journey.


By Air

For those wondering how to reach Dalhousie by air, there is no airport as such in this hill station. However there are several airports in nearby hill stations such as the domestic airport in Pathankot that is about 75 kilometers away. This airport is only viable if you are travelling from New Delhi as it is only connected to this city.  If you are traveling from regions other than Delhi you can try the Gaggal airport in the Kangra district that is about 140 kilometers away. You can take a bus or a cab from Kangra to Dalhousie that generally charges around INR 50. Another option for those traveling by flight is the Satwari Airport in Jammu.


By Air

The most convenient and cost-effective way to reach this hill station is by train. If you are wondering how to reach Dalhousie by train, the nearest railway station is Pathankot’s Chakki Bank rail head that is approximately 71 kilometers away. If you are traveling from cities like Delhi, Jammu, Bhatinda, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad, there are several deluxe, express and superfast trains you can travel by. You can also take an overnight train to this hill station and then travel by cab from the railway station which takes about 2-3 hours. The other nearest railway station to Dalhousie is in Delhi and there are regular trains you can catch here from various different cities.


By Road

For those tourists wondering how to reach Dalhousie by road, you can take your vehicle or hire a cab or taxi and travel here with ease. The roads here connect this hill station to all the major cities like Karnal, Ludhiana,  Ambala, Pathankot and Jalandhar.  If you are traveling from Pathankot, the terrain can get a bit hilly and the distance is around  72 kilometres from Dalhousie. This uphill drive is a scenic delight and offers pleasant views of the surroundings. You can also travel by bus to this hill station as there are several semi-sleeper, deluxe, Volvo and luxury buses that run from New Delhi till here. You can travel by Haryana Road Transport Corporation and Himachal Road Transport Corporation run buses to Dalhousie.


Book your holiday package to the charming hill station Dalhousie now to enjoy some good deals and have a splendid holiday. Make the most of this trip to Dalhousie and create some great memories in this stunning hilly landscape. This hill station can be visited at any time of the year as the weather is always cool and pleasant. Have a wonderful time in this hill station with your loved ones and explore the scenic beauty of this majestic arena.




From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
Pune to Dalhousie --33.0 hours
Mumbai to Dalhousie ---
Kolkata to Dalhousie --34.0 hours
New Delhi to Dalhousie --10.0 hours
Bangalore to Dalhousie --43.0 hours

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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.

What is the best time to visit Dalhousie to see snowfall?

Visit between December and February, like any other hill station in Himachal, to experience snowfall in Dalhousie.

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.