Every year trips are organized by my college Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. We decided to plan our journey to Dalhousie through the bus, road trips.

Dalhousie defines the word sleepy in every sense. Dalhousie is found within the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh in north India. This is a town that’s literally living within the past – from British Era hangover with its old-world charm of the street and pony rides to thick forests of Deodar and pines which shelter the town.

This can be a perfect location for those who enjoy the sound of silence and need nothing more than to soak within the great thing about nature in a very serene atmosphere. Due to its location within the hills, reaching Dalhousie by road is that the only choice. there’s no railway station or airport in Dalhousie so there’ll definitely be some amount of road journey involved. Dalhousie remains open throughout the year and you must not have any problem reaching here. Moving to Khajjiar in peak winter however may become a problem because the connecting road between Dalhousie and Khajjiar can get blocked by snow at this point. The months of January and February are the months of white and chances of snowfall are more. Carry warm clothes regardless of what time of year you’re traveling. In winter, thermal wear and heavy jackets, gloves, caps are a must. Carry extra pairs of fresh socks at all times.
Route from Delhi to Dalhousie:
Delhi – Panipat – Karnal – Kurukshetra – Ambala – Rajpura – Ludhiana – Phagwara – Jalandhar – Pathankot – Dalhousie.
It will take around 10-11 hours to reach Dalhousie. And after Pathankot, the road turns into one lane one but remains to be in good condition all the way.

On January 3rd, We took the bus from outside of our college and departed at 7 AM. It’s at a distance of 85 kilometers from Pathankot, and 560 kilometers from Delhi. We enjoyed a lot during our journey as phones are also jam-packed with our bus memories.

Day-1(Travelling Delhi to Dalhousie)

As we started our journey in the evening so we plan for dinner at Karnal. We reached Karnal at 9.00 P.M in the evening so we were having enough time to have delicious dinner at CHD Daana Paani.

Then we started our journey towards Dalhousie. It took almost 9hr to reach Dalhousie from Karnal. The road is pretty good if you follow the Hoshiarpur-Pathankot-Dalhousie route. It felt good to experience pleasant weather when the bus entered the state of Himachal Pradesh. The attractive hilly landscape of Dalhousiewas a treat for the eyes.

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We reached Dalhousie at 7:30 AM and there was snowfall going at that point which gave a beautiful twist to our trip and I experienced the first snowfall of my life which was really unforgettable and enjoyable & then we straight went to our hotel Dalhousie Heights to have some rest. The location of the guest house was awesome & it was surrounded by thick trees & was on the tip of the mountain. The weather was soothing with cool healthy air which you’ll never experience in Delhi.

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It is built on and around five hills. The roads of Dalhousie are famous for their shape as 8. The roads surrounding the two adjacent hills joints, to create an 8. The curving road and also the jaw-dropping cliff on one side of the road did nothing to assuage our troubled hearts. Thick forests of pine and deodar covered Capitol Hill slopes with the trunks of the trees easily some feet wide.

Our hotel was near to Lover’s Lane & we decided to go to the St. Francis Church at Subhash Chowk that evening. One will love the architectural great thing about the church. It’s a very old church built by English men within the early 19th century.

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Then we decided to walk to Gandhi Chowk around 2 Km. we loved each & every moment of the walk which was filled with ecstatic natural beauty. I actually have never seen such beautiful mountain views in my life before.

From the Mall Road, we got a beautiful view of the snow-capped Pir Panjal range of mountains surrounded by thick forests of pine and deodar trees.

Day-2(Dalhousie Sight-Seeing)

We wake up at around 8.00 within the morning & plan to just have a decent stroll in the morning to adore the natural beauty. After having our breakfast at our hotel we track down the mountain to reach the famous Laxmi Narayan temple. We decided to track it till that place. One of the person was also going to the same place so we decided to follow him. We thanked him for such a beautiful gesture & hospitality.

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The track was 2.5Km from the Lover’s Lane & took 10-15 minutes to succeed in the temple. We seek blessings at the temple & decided to move on. Afterward, we came back to our hotel and enjoyed the Dj Night and Bonfire.

Day-3(Dalhousie to Khajjiar)

We planned to go to Khaijjiar often called “Mini-Switzerland of India.’ and drove towards Gandhi Chowk from Panchpulla where another road climbs up towards Lakkadmandi/Khajjiar (as a little signboard guided us). On our way to Khajjiar, we first reached Dainkund Snow Point and enjoyed it there in the snow.

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We reached Khajjiar by noon as roads were blocked from the snow. A green valley with a spring within the middle, Khajjiar is known as ‘mini-Switzerland of India’ for its meadow look. It looked a bit like Gulmarg, a good looking hill station within the state of Jammu & Kashmir. There, we mostly engaged in fun activities and sightseeing which included the Khajjiar lake and a few forest trails nearby. there have been vendors everywhere selling foodstuffs, candy floss, balloons, etc. Our Khajjiar trip plan was perfect!


It was for exploring the Scotland of India – the gorgeous Khajjiar. This quaint hill station is full of gorgeous lakes, pastures, and forests. One can enjoy just sitting in the grass, staring at the flowers, and soaking in warm sunlight.

Post that, by evening, we came to the hotel just in time for dinner and bonfire. This really uplifted our spirit even more. A bonfire was exactly what we needed to give warmth from the biting cold. After singing and dancing around the bonfire we went back to our rooms and called it an evening.

Day-4(Back to Delhi)

This was our last day in Dalhousie so we had an early breakfast and left quickly for Delhi as it started heavy snowfall. On our way back to Delhi, due to heavy snowfall and rainfall, we got late on our way and we reached Jalandhar by 7 PM and had our dinner over there. And enjoyed the games and had a photo session at Jalandhar Haveli. And around 10:30 we started our journey from Jalandhar to Delhi, and we reached Delhi by 6 AM the next morning.

The trip was full of fun and enjoyment, moreover, our phones were full of memories {pictures and videos}.

Tips For Future Travelers:

  • Carry warm clothes as after snowfall, temperature dives all the way down to negative usually.
  • Dalhousie could be a perfect destination for solo travelers, honeymooners, groups to unwind and relax.
  • While planning a visit to Dalhousie and Khajjiar, make sure that you’ve got your itinerary ready beforehand.

There’s such a lot to see in Dalhousie that believe me, you wouldn’t feel like returning.

8 thoughts on “DELHI TO DALHOUSIE-: You’ll FALL Crazy”

  1. Yatin Makkar says:

    Amazing blog😍
    Seems like you enjoyed alot….!!🥂✨💛💖

    1. admin says:

      yeah… thanks 🙂

  2. Mohit Kataria says:

    Nice aakriti Dear
    Good way going

  3. Kashish says:

    Woww,lovedd the content my girl❤

  4. Pravar Anand says:

    Great blog! ❤️

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