How to reach Shimla by train
New Delhi to Shimla train journey is the most sought after train travel in Northern India though there are no direct trains between the two stations.
The first phase journey is in between New Delhi and Kalka, the last broad gauge station on the foothills of the Shivalik mountain ranges. The distance can be covered in 4 hours time if traveling by Shatabdi Express from Delhi while other trains take 5-6 hours to reach Kalka.
Major trains from New Delhi to Kalka are:
Train No. Train Name Class Dep. New Delhi Arr. Kalka 14095 Himalayan Queen CC / 2S 05.35 am 10.25 am 12011 Kalka Shatabdi 1A / CC 07.40 am 11.45 am 12925 Paschim Express 3A / SL 11.05 am 4.40 pm 12005 Kalka Shatabdi 1A / CC 5.15 pm 9.20 pm 12311 Howarh Kalka Mail 1A/2A/3A/SL 9.25 pm* 04.40 am
* Train no. 12311 Howarh Kalka Mail leaves from Old Delhi railway station and NOT from New Delhi station.
There are toy train connections from Kalka to Shimla for all trains arriving from New Delhi except for the train Paschim Express and evening Shatabdi (Train no. 12005)
Trains between Kalka and Shimla are:
Train No. Train Name Class Dep Kalka Arr. Shimla Fare 72451 RAIL MOTOR FC 05.00 AM 09.20 AM 320/- 52457 KLK SML PASSENGER FC 03.30 AM 08.55 AM 270/- 52451 SHIWALIK EXP CC 05.20 AM 10.00 AM 420/- 52453 KLK SML EXP FC 06.00 AM 11.05 AM 295/- 52453 KLK SML EXP 2S 06.00 AM 11.05 AM 65/- 52455 HIMALAYAN QUEEN CC 12.10 AM 05.30 PM 260/-
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June 3, 2011 / Vikas / 0