Yup !!! Here begins the much awaited road trip with bunch of my best buddies. We hired a Scorpio from zoomcar for 5 days for price of 13000/- INR.
The places and route we followed are as follows
Chandigarh-Dalhousie 313km(7-8 hrs)
Khajjiar- Mcleodganj. 123km(4-5 hrs)
Mcleodganj-Dharamshala 10km (0.5 hr)
Dharamshala-Bir billing via 65km (2-3 hrs)
Bir-Chandigarh. 285km (6-7 hrs)
we started our roadtrip early in the morning from chandigarh to Khajjiar via Dalhousie and we reached Dalhousie in the evening as it was winters so it was so snowy all over the Dalhousie and we booked our hotel at Khajjiar and one heartbreaking thing we came to know that we cannot reach Khajjiar as there is heavy snowfall and roads are blocked for Khajjiar so we stayed at Dalhousie and enjoyed the snow in the Dalhousie and visited local places.
In Dalhousie and Khajjiar must checkout places are :-
-Dainkund Peak- Highest peak of Dalhousie, it's trek of 2.5km which is worth doing as it provides us with surreal view of mountains.
-Kalatop-Its generally a wildlife sanctuary which great place to trek for beginners on the way to Khajjiar. Starting point of this trek is LakkarMandi which is 4km from kalatop you can choose to stay overnight at the rest house.