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Taxi from Chakki Bank to Dalhousie

Discussion in 'Punjab' started by Anup, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Anup

    Anup New Member

    I am from Pathankot and would like to go Dalhousie. My preferred way of traveling is by car, and as I don't have my own, I would get a taxi.
    I have not booked a taxi before for a long distance so I am unaware of the costs that would incur.

    How much would a taxi from Chakki Bank to Dalhousie cost?

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi, @Anup! Welcome to the forum!

    The distance between Chakki Bank to Dalhousie is about 84.5 kms, if you take the Chamba > Pathankot route. It can take you about two hours and a half to reach Dalhousie this way. Price for taxis differ, depending on what model you choose. Here's a list of the charges for a few types of taxis:

    • Tata Indigo. Rs. 1,600 for a one way trip.
    • Swift Dzire. Rs. 1,500 for a one way trip.
    • Mahindra Xylo. Rs. 2,300 for a one way trip.
    • Toyota Innova. Rs. 2,300 for a one way trip.
    The first two are four-seater cars while the last two are six-seater cars. You can also hire the driver and car for a round trip if you'd like.

    Good luck!

  3. Prits

    Prits Member

    You're right, taxis are a convenient option for traveling from Pathankot to Dalhousie, especially if you don't have your own car. Here's some information to help you estimate the taxi cost for your trip:

    Pathankot to Dalhousie Taxi Fare:

    The distance between Chakki Bank (near Pathankot) and Dalhousie is approximately 72 kilometers. The taxi fare for this route can vary depending on several factors

    • Taxi Type: Sedan cars (Dzire, Etios) are generally the most common and affordable option. SUVs and Innova Crysta taxis will be more expensive.
    • Peak Season: During tourist seasons (summer months and long weekends), fares might be slightly higher.
    • Negotiation: You might be able to negotiate the fare slightly with a local taxi driver, especially if you're booking directly at a taxi stand.

    Estimated Cost Range:

    Considering these factors, a rough estimate for a taxi ride from Chakki Bank to Dalhousie can range from:

    • INR 2500 to INR 4000 for a sedan taxi.
    • INR 4000 to INR 5000 for an SUV or Innova Crysta taxi.

    Finding a Taxi:

    Here are a few options for finding taxis in Pathankot:
    • Pre-paid Taxi Services: While less common in smaller cities like Pathankot, there might be pre-paid taxi services at the Pathankot Railway Station. These fares are usually fixed and more reliable.
    • Local Taxi Stands: You can find local taxi stands near the Pathankot bus stand or railway station. Be prepared to negotiate the fare clearly before hiring the taxi.
    • Online Taxi Booking: While availability might be limited in Pathankot, you can try online taxi booking platforms like Uber or Ola to see if they operate in the area and get quotes.

    Alternatives to Consider:
    • Shared Taxi: There might be options for shared taxis going to Dalhousie from Pathankot. This can be a more economical option, but might involve waiting for the taxi to fill up and potentially longer travel time.
    • Bus: Taking a bus from Pathankot to Dalhousie can be a very affordable option. You can check the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) website for schedules and fares Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation.

    While a taxi offers convenience and flexibility, considering a shared taxi or bus might be a more economical option, especially if you're on a tight budget.

    Additional Tips:
    • Ask around at your hotel or guesthouse in Pathankot for recommendations on reliable taxi services.
    • If you decide to negotiate with a local taxi driver, be polite but firm. Agree on the fare and any tolls before starting the journey.
    • Make sure to get a receipt for the fare after your trip.