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Shimla to kalka

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Shimla to kalka

I will be travelling to shimla in the summer. 2013

On my return journey i am planning to catch an early morning train from Kalka to Delhi.

As it will be early morning train i was planning to reach

Kalka fom shimla the previous day (Preferably starting post 4 pm from shimla) .

Below are my queries :

1. I wanted to know apart from the toy trains , what other modes of transport are easily available to reach kalka ?

If taxi's / buses(govt or private) are easily available , approximate

frequency after 4 noon especially buses?

2. Is it correct that it takes about 3.5 hours by bus from shimla to kalka.?

Thanks

Akshay

Edited: 6:10 am, January 15, 2013
India
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1. Re: Shimla to kalka

Buses are the between Shimla and Kalka. Taxis also readily available.

The journey takes about 3.5 hrs.

Edited: 6:16 am, January 16, 2013
agra india
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2. Re: Shimla to kalka

Many buses between Shimla-Kalka, Shimla-Chandigarh, Shimla-Delhi.

deepak

Mandi, India
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3. Re: Shimla to kalka

hiiiii

all the options are available.depends on you what kind of transportation u want used .

Mumbai
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4. Re: Shimla to kalka

I will be travelling to shimla in the December 2013

On my return journey i am planning to catch an morning train from Kalka to Ambala - Paschim Express which leaves at 10:20 in morning.

Is it possible to reach Kalka from shimla and catch this train if I start in morning at 6 AM ?

I am having a certain budget for travelling, hence is it possible to get Local Transport from Shimla to Kalka which can help in catching this train.

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5. Re: Shimla to kalka

It would be better to hire a cab from Shimla and start by 5.30 am to have some buffer time.

Edited: 12:55 am, October 27, 2013
Mumbai
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6. Re: Shimla to kalka

Thanks Aashih, shall be great if you can let me know the approx charges for the Cab.

India
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7. Re: Shimla to kalka

Presently, taxi fare from Shimla to Kalka is Rs.1800 (Indica) /2800 (Innova).

Edited: 3:19 am, October 28, 2013
Mumbai
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8. Re: Shimla to kalka

Thanks Aashish,

This was of Great Help.........Thanks again about this valuable information...

Lucknow, India
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9. Re: Shimla to kalka

Hi, It this possible to get a taxi from shimla in night and catch the Morning 6:00 AM train from Kalka in morning?

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10. Re: Shimla to kalka

To avail train from Kalka at 6 am, you need to leave Shimla at 2-2.30 am, which is not a good idea. Rather come down to Kalka in the evening a day before.

Edited: 4:52 am, December 05, 2013