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Shimla is located in northern India at the top of the mighty Himalayas. It is surrounded by lofty mountain ranges, but still the place is well connected to rest of the country via all means of transportation. If any traveller is willing to go for holidays at Shimla, then first question arises in their mind is how to reach Shimla? The best answer suggested for this question is via railway, because it is the safest and cheapest mode of transportation, and even the Kalka Railway Station at Shimla offers many special trains and coaches for the travellers. Let’s talk about this station in detail.

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As per the records of UNESCO, Kalka Railway is one of the very few heritage Railways in world. UNESCO offers special trains and coaches in the regular train service between Shimla and Kalka. You can also become one of the privileged persons of having the wonderful experience of travelling on one of these trains/coaches for everlasting memories of the trip. Some of the special trains and coaches offered at Kalka are:

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  • Shivalik Deluxe
  • Delux Rail Motor Car
  • Shivalik Palace Tourist Coach (RA-4)
  • Shivalik Queen (RA-67)
  • Twin Heritage Coach

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The Kalka – Shimla Railway was built during the British Raj, to connect with Shimla, which is the summer capital of India. Now, it becomes the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, whereas Kalka is a town in Panchkula district, Haryana. This route offers spectacular scenery along the whole journey, and the marvels of its construction, keeps the travellers on this line spell bound. On leaving Kalka, at 656 meters above sea level, the railway enters into the foothills and immediately commences its climb.

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Many of the film shots get shooed on this route, some of them are mentioned here.

  • Dharmendra’s song ‘Signal hua ke nikle’ from Taradevi.
  • Joy Mukherjee’s song ‘Chale nagin ki tarah’.
  • Shammi Kapoor’s ‘original snow yeti’.

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Due to all such features and facilities that railways offered, most of the travellers prefer to stay at comfortable ‘Hotels near Shimla Railway Station’, so that it becomes easier for them to catch the trains from their staying place itself.

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Shimla, also known as Simla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, situated in the northern part of India. It is bordered by:

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Mandi and Kullu from north

Kinnaur from east

Uttarakhand from south-east and

Solan and Sirmaur from south

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Shimla is one of the top 10 most preferred entrepreneurial locations in India. It was declared as a summer capital of British India in 1864. After independence, it became the capital of Punjab, and later the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The name of this city has been derived from the goddess ‘Shyamala Devi’, who is an alternate name of the Hindu goddess Kali. Up to 2011 Shimla comprise of 19 erstwhile hill states, which are Balson, Bhaji and Koti, Bushahr, Tharoch & Dhadi, Darkoti, Khaneti & Delath, Kumharsain, Dhami, Keothal, Jubbal, Madhan, Ratesh, Rawingarh, and Sangri.

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Shimla is a large and growing city, which is a home to many reputed colleges and research institutions in India. It serves a large number of temples and palaces. This city is also well noted for its Tudorbethan and neo-gothic style of buildings, which dates back to the architecture of colonical era.

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Along with all these features, Shimla also houses number of places of tourist’s interest, some of them are:

The Mall: Main shopping street of Shimla.

Christ Church: The second oldest church in northern India.

Jakhu Hill: The highest peak (8000 ft) which offers a beautiful view of the town and also of the snow-capped Himalayas.

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Jutogh: It is an army cantonment near Totu, which is an important suburb of Shimla city.

Shimla State Museum: The Museum, which has tried to protect hill-out and also the cultural wealth of state.

Sankat Mochan: A famous temple of Lord Hanuman.

Anand Vilas: Is a spiritual group dedicated to Mother Nature.

Kufri: The local winter sports center, and a small zoo too.

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Chharabra: 13 km from Shimla on route to Kufri.

Naldehra: Known for the Naldehra Golf Club, arranging place of annual Sipi fair in June.

Chail: Chail was the summer capital of Maharaja of Patiala before Independence, which is known for its highest cricket pitch in the world.

Arki: The capital of the hill state of Baghal

Sanjauli: The main suburb of Shimla.

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All these features attract large number of tourists from all over the India.  Rails are the best and cheapest way to reach to Shimla, and hence most of the travellers prefer to stay at ‘Hotels near Shimla Railway Station’, so that it becomes easy for them to catch trains, and also many of the tourist destinations are at a close proximity to this Railway Station.

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