Dalhousie, a hill station located in Himachal Pradesh, is an ideal tourist destination, mainly for its healthy climate and naturally beautiful location. The place is spread over an area of around 14 kilometers area and is built on five hills - Kathlog, Potreyn, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun. British rulers, who had bought the place for some Rs 2300 from the King of Chamba, developed the place. Sir Donald McLeod, as a tribute, named the place after Lord Dalhousie, the then British Governor General of India. With its great connectivity, you will encounter no problem in traveling to the place. Read on to know how to reach Dalhousie.
Air journey to Dalhousie is time saving and comfortable, in comparison
to other two modes of transportations. As there are no airports in
Dalhousie, near by cities offer excellent network of airports, from
where tourists can take road transport for reaching Dalhousie. The
nearest air terminal from Dalhousie is located in Gaggal, in the Kangra
district, at a distance of 135 km from. Amritsar and Jammu and Kashmir
are other near by airstrips that can be availed.
Traveling to Dalhousie by train is cost effective and experience
enriching, for you meet and interact with diverse people and enhance
your horizon by knowing their culture and tradition and language.
Pathankot is the nearest railhead from Dalhousie. From Pathankot, a
large number of trains are available to different cities of India. Once
at Pathankot, tourists can hire taxis or buses, available at regular
intervals, from here to Dalhousie.
As Dalhousie neither has an airport nor a railway station, roads are the
only available modes of direct transport. The place is well connected
with other major cities of the region, with well-maintained roads.
Dalhousie is 145 km from Chamba, 190 km from Amritsar and 235 km from
Simla. It has excellent bus service, offered by state transport
departments and private tour operators, for reaching all the key cities
with and outside the state.