Access to Himachal Pradesh


RAILWAY SERVICES


Trains in Shimla sector: Shimla is connected by narrow gauge railway track from Kalka, the last broad gauge station. Kalka is connected by direct trains from Mumbai, Howarh, New Delhi and Jodhpur. Shatabdi Express runs twice a day between Delhi & Kalka. All these trains are conveniently connected with the trains to Shimla from Kalka. Another major railway station is Ambala Cantt. which is connected by direct trains from all major cities across India. Distance from Ambala to Kalka is 85 km and Ambala to Shimla is 175 km.


Trains in Kangra/Jogindernagar sector: In case traveling to Dalhousie / Dharmasala sector, Pathankot and Chakki Benk are the nearest broad gauge railway stations. These stations are 5 km apart. From Pathankot one can travel by a narrow gauge train till Nagrota Bagwan or Kangra to reach Dharamsala. This narrow gauge track is extended till Joginder Nagar. Trains from Pathankot leave at 7 am to Paprola and at 9.50 am to Joginder Nagar. Trains also depart during day time at 12.55 pm and 04.55 pm to Paprola. These trains are not available on the Railway's Passenger Reservation System for advance reservation and the tickets are available only at Pathankot station.


Trains running between Delhi - Kalka - Delhi:


Train Name / Number
Dep. Delhi
Arr. Kalka
Train No.
Dep. Kalka
Arr. Delhi
Himalayan Queen (4095)
05:50
11:10
4096
16:50
22:55
Shatabdi Exp. (2011)
07:40
11:45
2012
17:45
21:50
Paschim Exp.
2926 A
10:10
16:35
Shatabdi Exp.(2005)
17:25
21:20
2006
06:15
10:15
Kalka Mail(2311)
21:40
04:40
2312
23:55
06:25

Trains running between Delhi - Kalka - Delhi:


Train Number
Dep. Kalka
Arr. Shimla
Train No.
Dep. Shimla
Arr. Kalka
1 KS
04:00
09:15
2 KS
14:25
20:10
241
05:15
10:00
242
17:40
22:20
251
06:00
11:00
252
18:15
23:15
255
12:10
17:20
256
10:30
16:05
253
06:30
11:15
254
15:50
21:15
257
12:45
18:30
258
9:25
15:20
101
05:10
09:35
102
16:25
21:40
Note: Train no. 101 is Rail car available on demand during season.

The above timings are only indicative and are subject to change by Indian Railways. For exact timings and fare details , please contact Tourist Information Centre at 0177-2835087

Online Railway Reservations is available at IRCTC website



SHIVALIK DELUXE EXPRESS:
  • Train number - 241 / 242. Advance reservation facility on Railway reservation counters
  • Journey time of 4:45 hours stopping enroute only at Barog
  • With seating capacity of 120, this is a connecting service to Howrah - Kalka Mail
  • Luxurious comfort of wall to wall carpeting, wider glass windows, reversible cushioned chairs, table for meals and improved toilet facilities
  • Improved lighting and installed music system for comfort and entertainment
  • Microphones for communicating with guard and alarm bells to communicate with the driver in emergency
  • Fare includes break-fast in the UP; and dinner in the DOWN direction


  • SHIVALIK PALACE (TOURIST COACH):
  • Can accommodate up to six persons
  • On board catering with exclusive kitchenware refrigerator installed and well equipped kitchen provided in the coach
  • Dinning table with beautiful cushioned chairs
  • Folding cushioned beds for space and comfort, wall to wall carpeting, music system with electronic voice control, decorative lights and plants and luxurious ultra modern fittings in bathrooms
  • Fare includes, complementary accommodation at Shimla in two retiring rooms for one day and free meals enroute
  • Contents and Information provided by HP Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., Ritz Annexe, The Ridge Shimla-171001.
    Phone No: 0177-2652561, 2658302 | Email: shimla@hptdc.in or hptdc@hptdc.in