Below is how I have worked out my Shimla trip as per suggestions I have read on Trip Advisor. Your kind feedback would be highly appreciated.
05/03/2014 - Take the Hwh Dli Klk Mail (12311) at 03.50am to Kalka. From there I would like to catch the Shivalik Deluxe Express (52451) at 5.30am to Shimla.
06/03/2014 - Take the Himalayan Queen (52456) at 10.30am to Kalka. From there catch the Kalka Shatabdi (12011) at 5.45pm to Chandigarh.
06/03/2014 - Take the Shivalik Deluxe Express (52452) at 5.40pm to Kalka. From there catch the Kalka Mail (12312) at 11.55pm to Chandigarh.
Things I want to see: Viceregal Lodge, i guess this is the only thing abit far from.the Mall / Ridge are (do correct me if i am wrong)
Do let me know if there is anything else of interest that I should see while I am at Shimla? Snow doesn't excite me as I have already been to Kashmir. Also will half day be sufficient for me to cover Shimla so that I may leave the next.morning via Himalayan Queen at 10am.
Also any advice on Chandigarh hotels would be good :) If anyone has used agents to purchase tickets for the trains would appreciate it if you could share their contacts.
All your feedbacks would be highly appreciated :)