Long-Weekend Trip To Dalhousie under INR 5000

Tripoto
21st Mar 2019
Photo of Long-Weekend Trip To Dalhousie under INR 5000 by Mslittleelf

Who says you need an itinerary to travel?

The fact is you actually don't need one. I went to Dalhousie without booking my hotel stay and sightseeing in advance. One night after my 9 to 5 job (which is never 9 to 5 in reality), I ask my friend where do we go this #longweekend. She being the most enthusiastic traveller said let's go to Himachal and I was game for it, but we had no clue where to go and how to travel, so we reached out to our favourite friend - Google! We found various places online, but we didn't wanted to go to the usual Manali/ Shimla and hence we chose Dalhousie. If you're planning to visit here, read my travel story below.

Photo of Long-Weekend Trip To Dalhousie under INR 5000 1/1 by Mslittleelf

Amritsar to Dalhousie

We reached Amritsar and figured that there are three ways to go to Dalhousie: 1. By Ola cab 2. By Train 3. By Bus. Train and bus are the very reasonable, but we preferred to go by Ola cab as it's comfortable and convenient for an early morning travel.

Photo of Amritsar, Punjab, India by Mslittleelf
Day 1

Explore the hostel experience

On our way to Dalhousie, we booked our stay at a hostel named goStops which is located away from all the hustle bustle of the main city. Wake up to the beautiful snow-capped Pirpanjal range of mountains. Don't forget to watch the sunrise, it breathtaking!

Photo of goStops Dalhousie (Stops Hostel Dalhousie), Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Photo of goStops Dalhousie (Stops Hostel Dalhousie), Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Photo of goStops Dalhousie (Stops Hostel Dalhousie), Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf

Take a Stroll at the Mall Road

Mall Road is one of the famous shopping spots in the city. You can shop for winter wear or unique handmade items for yourself and your loved ones. Apart from shopping options, there are many food stalls which offer delicious snacks like momos, boiled egg masala, maggie, gulab jamun, masala tea and more.

Photo of Gandhi Chowk, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh by Mslittleelf

Ditch fancy restaurants and eat at the Cafe instead

If you like art on walls, cheap food, chilling, lying down in one place for a long time, hookahs, music, a decent WiFi connection right in the middle of the picturesque Dalhousie, then this is your spot.

Photo of Magic Tree Cafe Dalhousie, Kholpuker, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Photo of Magic Tree Cafe Dalhousie, Kholpuker, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Day 2

View from the top

Drive towards Khajjiar, you will find the sides of road covered with snow and there is one spot where you can actually climb up the snowy-mountain and enjoy the scenic view of Dalhousie. Make sure you buy the boots from the stores down otherwise you will find it difficult to climb up.

Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf

On the way to Khajjiar, you will find these beautiful places

Photo of Long-Weekend Trip To Dalhousie under INR 5000 by Mslittleelf
Photo of Long-Weekend Trip To Dalhousie under INR 5000 by Mslittleelf
Photo of Long-Weekend Trip To Dalhousie under INR 5000 by Mslittleelf

Drive down to Punchpula

If you're up for some adventure, drive down to Punchpula and experience zip lining. It costs Rs. 200 Per person

Photo of Panchpula, Pathankot Road, Chatryara, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf

Book another hotel for another day

While roaming around the city we found one beautiful hotel which offer a truly spectacular view of the Himalayan valley and without a thought we immediately booked this hotel.

Photo of OYO 26147 Hotel Guncha Siddhartha, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Photo of OYO 26147 Hotel Guncha Siddhartha, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Photo of OYO 26147 Hotel Guncha Siddhartha, Moti Tiba, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Mslittleelf
Day 3

Take a day off and relax

Third day just don't travel anywhere, chill and relax at the hotel and enjoy the scenic view so that you're ready to conquer another work week.

So, if you like me want to spend your long weekend in Dalhousie and need some tips, comment below.

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Which month do you guys travelled?
Wed 04 24 19, 16:14 · Reply (1) · Report
Hi Ayushman, We travelled in March - End of March
Mon 04 29 19, 15:16 · Report
Loved your post, kudos ;-)
Thu 04 11 19, 16:38 · Reply (1) · Report
Glad you like it
Thu 04 11 19, 23:32 · Report