At noontime we did the check-out and started walking all along the road to the Dalhousie Bus terminus. Suddenly, a gentleman who, apparently from the armed forces and heading towards same direction had stopped right ahead of us and gracefully offered a lift to our destination. At 1:20 pm, occupying a couple of seats in Punjab Roadways bus, we ultimately left for Pathankot Cantt. Along the mountainous motorway we started reaching the lowland. Our tireless vision was fixed at the view out the window with more vigour, perhaps it sensed well that the splendour would exhaust soon.
The first trouble we did encounter as we alighted at Dalhousie was the transport for Khajjiar. After a lot of refusals we finally were able to conclude a deal with the operator at Dalhousie taxi union worth Rs. 1050 only for the drop at Hotel Devdar at Khajjiar. Waiting for nearly one and half an hour at the bus-stop and then to pay that absurd amount for just 24 km one way followed by the terrible traffic congestion on the way to Khajjiar were some dreadful experiences we had that afternoon.