How To Reach Dalhousie
By Air: The Pathankot Airport , located in the state of Punjab at the distance of about 83 kilometers from Dalhousie is the nearest major airfield that provides this euphoric hill station an air connectivity to several major destinations of the country. Controlled by the Indian Air Force, the Pathankot Airport is linked to Delhi, Kullu and Ludhiana via air through the flights operated by Air India Regional. It is to be noted that the flights might get canceled in case of fog. To reach Dalhousie from Pathankot tourists can either avail the frequently running state transport buses (70 Rs. Per head) or rent a cab that would cost around 800 to 1300 Rs. International tourists can reach Delhi Airport and then board a flight to Pathankot. Apart from Pathankot, other airports situated close to Dalhousie include Gaggal Airport of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh (120 km) and Jammu Airport of Jammu & Kashmir (183 km).
By Rail: Pathankot Railway Station, located about 80 kilometers away from Dalhousie is the nearest railway hub that is well connected with various important cities of India via rail route. Some of the worth mentioning trains halting at Pathankot include; Dauladhar Exp, Jammu Mail, Bhatinda Jammu Tawi Exp, Ahmedabad Jammu Tawi Exp, Jhelum Exp, Delhi - Pathankot Exp, Andaman Exp, Himsagar Exp, Navyug Exp, Tatanagar - Jammu Tawi Exp, Kangra Valley Passenger, Ravi Exp, Udhampur Pathankot Exp, Sealdah Exp, and many others. The major destinations of India accessible from Pathankot by train are; Delhi, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Jammu, Tatanagar, Ahmedabad, Bhatinda, Udhampur, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Tirunelveli, etc. To reach Dalhousie from Pathankot, tourists can hire a taxi or cab or use the easily available state transport buses.
By Road: State Highway No 33, also known as ‘Dalhousie Road’ connects Dalhousie with other parts of the state and country by road. Himachal Pradesh Road State Transport Corporation operates daily buses to Dalhousie from nearby destinations such as Kangra, Chamba, Khajjiar, Dharamsala, Mandi, Manali, etc. These buses cost around 150 rupees per head. Moreover, overnight luxury buses also ply from Delhi to Dalhousie that would charge about 1500 rupees per seat. Dalhousie is located about 20 km from Khajjiar, 42 km from Chamba, 80 km from Pathankot, 116 km from Kangra, 120 km from Dharamsala, 183 km from Jammu, 190 km from Amritsar, 239 km from Mandi, 326 km from Manali, 336 km from Shimla, 561 km from Delhi, and so on.