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|JA 221||DEL 7.30AM||SLV 8.30AM||Mo,We,Fr|
|IC 864||DEL 1.20PM||IXC 2PM||Daily|
|IC 864||BOM 10AM||IXC 2PM||Daily|
|OL 103||BOM 2.40PM||IXC 5PM||Daily|
|DN 537||DEL 12.50PM||IXC 1.20PM||Daily|
|9W 733||DEL 1.05PM||IXC 1.50PM||Daily|
|JA 211||DEL 7AM||IXC 7.50PM||Tu,Th,Sa|
|JA 212||DHM 10.10AM||IXC 11.40AM||Th,Sa|
|DN 538||IXJ 3.25 PM||IXC 4.30 PM||Daily|
Shimla has its own airport at a place known as Jubbarhatti IATA code:SLV, 22 km away, a distance which, owing to the difficulties of the mountainous terrain, poor condition of road surfaces, and the increasing traffic congestion, often takes hours to traverse by car from Shimla. The airport has severe limitations imposed both by its elevation at 1,546 metres above sea level and by the shortness of its single runway 1,230 m which ends in precipice at either end, and it can accommodate only turboprop Dornier aircraft; jets such as Airbus A310, 320s and Boeing 737s can all land at the larger Chandigarh IATA code:IXC airport. The Chandigarh Airport, located at a distance of 120 km from Shimla along far better roads and at an elevation of only 308 metres above sea level, offers far better flight options. Major airlines including Indian (http://indian-airlines.nic.in), Jet Airways (http://www.jetairways.com) and Air Deccan (http://www.airdeccan.net) operate flights to Delhi, Jammu, and Mumbai. Most of the flights to Mumbai require a stop-over in Delhi. [ Tip, confirm the flights till the very last moment, bad weather often delays flights during the winter fog.
After landing at the airport, take a pre-paid taxi to minimize hassle. Chandigarh is a good four-hour drive away, so stop for a bite on the Kalka-Shimla highway.
It takes only 2 hours from Kalka to Shimla by taxi.
If hiring a private taxi, ensure that the driver has experience driving in hilly regions and is not deprived of sleep.
Chandigarh/Delhi-Shimla Cab Services, ☎ +91 9041 311 411 email@example.com, . 24 hours. One way Pick/Drop facilities to Chandigarh/Delhi from Shimla. Online booking. Prices starting ₹2200. edit
There is also a bus service operated by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation that leaves at 830pm from Delhi every night. It reaches Shimla around 530am the next morning. An air-conditioned single decker bus, it is quite a comfortable ride.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Bus Reservation, . edit
The nearest broad gauge head is at Kalka - a four- to seven-hour journey from Delhi. After that, take the mountain train from Kalka to Shimla. This railway track has recently been granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The view is stunning, with the line passing through an amazing 103 tunnels. The fastest way to get to Kalka is to catch the Shatabdi Express, which departs early morning from the New Delhi Railway Station, arriving at Kalka four hours later. A detailed list of trains between Delhi, Kalka and Shimla is available at (http://www.indianrailways...) and (http://www.indianrailways...) can also choose to get off at Chandigarh en-route to Kalka, and catch a taxi from there.
Note that while the Shivalik Deluxe Express can be reserved 60 days in advance like most Indian trains, most of the other mountain trains can only be reserved 30 days before journey date. Passengers on the Shivalik Deluxe Express are served meals on the train--breakfast on the way to Simla, dinner on the way down.
|Train No.||Train Name||Kalka||Shimla|
|1KS Passenger||Kalka Shimla Passenger||04:00||09:56|
|241 NG Superfast||Shivalik Deluxe Express||05:30||10:15|
|251 Mail||Kalka Shimla Mail||06:00||11:00|
|255 Express||Himalayan Queen Express||12:10||17:20|
|Train No.||Train Name||Shimla||Kalka|
|52456 Express||Himalayan Queen Express||10:30||16:10|
|52458 Passenger||Shimla Kalka Passenger||14:25||20:15|
|52452 NG Superfast||Shivalik Deluxe Express||17:40||22:25|
|524524 Express||Shimla Kalka Express||18:15||23:20|