Dalhousie is a small hill station that still retains its old British charm. It’s marvelous forest trails overlook vistas of wooded hills, waterfalls, spring and rivulets. Drive to Dalhousie was our first leg of the Himachal drive and the plan was to cover a distance of around 325 kilometers in 7 hours.
We had driven down from Delhi to Chandigarh the day before. My friend and his wife had picked up from Delhi airport at around noon and after having a lunch break at a Dhaba (hotel on the highway), we had checked-in to our hotel by evening. We lazed around in the evening and called it a day a bit early so as to start our journey early in the morning.
The plan was to start at around 7:00 AM so that we can reach Dalhousie by around 3 in the afternoon. But we managed to start only by around 9:00 AM, not an ideal time to start considering the city traffic.
The roads were in great condition right from Chandigarh till the foothills. You cannot expect to have smooth roads once you start your climb on the ghat roads. I would let the photos speak for themselves this time around 🙂
In-spite of the late start, leisurely drive and an extended break of around an hour for lunch, we were in Dalhousie by around 5:00 PM, just in time to witness the sunset. I have always preferred beach destinations over hill-stations and for once I was not regretting my decision to explore something out of my comfort zone.
Note: Stay tuned for the next post on our “Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala”