Dalhousie is one of the best destinations for people who are frustrated with their daily routine & depressed with their life. Dalhousie is a very peaceful and relaxing hill station in the lap of Himalayas. It is an ideal place for honeymoon couples too. The place does not have too much night life so one can get rid of busy life in towns which is full of loud music, traffic, malls etc. There is not much to do but one can come closer to nature in this healthy & natural atmosphere.
Dalhousie Himachal was a favorite among British for summer vacation in India. The constructions in this area are also in British style. Dalhousie tourism has been on rise because of high mountain valleys & ranges. Dalhousie weather is very impressive hot in day & cool in nights. In Northern India it’s a must visit place. Delhi to Dalhousie can be reached in many ways. To reach Dalhousie nearest International Airport is at Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport. From Delhi there are all options open to you to reach Dalhousie. You can use any of the mode according to you budget & preference. Of course the fastest mode is by air but if you want to enjoy sceneric views you should go by road or by train.
Delhi to Dalhousie by Air
To travel from Delhi to Dalhousie by Air one has to use nearby airbase & rest of journey by road. Although Dalhousie has no airbase but it is well connected by road to 4 other nearby airports. The nearest airbase is at Pathankot & it has bigger airport & some big airlines are providing flights from many states to Pathankot. Pathankot airport is approx. 90 Kilometers from Dalhousie & it takes approx. 1.5 hour to reach Dalhousie from Pathankot airport. The second nearest airbase for Dalhousie is at Gaggal in Kangra District. Gaggal airport is approx. 110 Kilometers from Dalhousie & it takes 2 hours to cover this distance. Kingfisher airlines are providing flights from Delhi to Gaggal. This is a small airbase & having very less facilities & flights. The other options available are Amritsar airbase & Jammu Airport. Both are approx. 190 kilometers from Dalhousie & this journey by road takes approx. 4 hours.
Delhi to Dalhousie by Train
There is no direct railway connectivity to Dalhousie. The nearest broad gauge railway station to travel from Delhi to Dalhousie is Pathankot. Pathankot is well connected to Delhi & many other major railway stations. Delhi to Pathankot is an overnight journey which one can really enjoy. From Pathankot to Dalhousie you have to travel by road which is approx. 90 Kilometers & it takes approx. 2 hours to cover this distance.
Delhi to Dalhousie by Road
Delhi to Dalhousie distance is approx 600 Kilometers & takes approx. 10 hours to reach Dalhousie from Delhi by road. Many travel companies run daily buses on this route. One can select bus according to budget & comfort. There are general to Volvo all kinds of buses available. The bus fare varies from INR 1000 to INR 2000. On the other you can hire a taxi to travel from Delhi to Dalhousie. The taxi is best for you if you are in a group of 4-5 people. The taxi will cost you INR 8k to 10K & one more advantage of travelling by Taxi is that you can use same taxi to travel in Dalhousie for sightseeing & other places. You will not have to depend on public transport & no need to hire another taxi there.
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