If you want to enjoy a calm and beautiful nature you should go by your own car to enjoy the forest, hill, temple, fort and many more things. I like all the places, whole journey was good. Roads were also very nice for comfortable journey. Food and shelter was found everywhere.
We started our journey from Pathankot in our own SUV. It is a very scenic drive with good roads. We started our drive from Gurgoan and went through Dharmsala, Mecleodganj, Dalhousie, Khajjiyar. You could also stop for small shops to get boiled eggs and hot cup of tea.