Kalka to Kasauli early morning_Urgent

#1 May 14th, 2009, 17:00
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I was finally able to carve out that much needed break and am looking forward to a 3 day break in Kasauli, stiched together somehow at the last hour.
I was unable to get the tickets on Shatabdi, or the other trains, and hence would be going by HPTDC Volvo bus, leavingdelhi at 10 pm and reaching Kalka around 4.30am.
I gather that it takes about 1 hour by taxi from kalka to kasauli.
Query 1. Is it easy to get a taxi at that early hour from Kalka
Query 2. How much should this journey from Kalka to Kasauli by taxi cost. Am sure there would be additional charges for the early morning travel. Whats the normal charge, and whats the additional charge?
Query 3. although i do have a booking with a hotel, what are the best places to stay in, within a budget of Rs.2500-Rs.3000 per night?

I leave at 10 pm tonight. would check this space later to look for any inputs.
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#2 May 15th, 2009, 03:57
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Oops... too late to try for help I guess...

But hope you enjoyed the trip..!!
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Well the trip was great!..now that i am back, thot i wud update the details i had asked for others.
Firstly, if you are going to any hill station via Kalka, it is highly recommended to use the trains, and not busses (even volvo buses). I went by Volvo and returned by Shatabdi. The difference in comfort was huge.
The last HPTDC Volvo for Shimla leaves from Delhi at 10 pm from Kashmeri Gate ISBT in Delhi. It reached Kalka at 3.30 am, and the driver informed us that no taxis would be available from Kalka to Kasauli at that time. He correctly advised us to continue till Dharampur (reached Dharampur at 4.15 am). The driver knew where we could get a taxi at that hour.
The taxi ride from Dharampur to Kasauli took about 45 minutes, and cost Rs.300 (our resort was below the main Kasauli town bus stand; had it been above the bus stand, it would have cost Rs.400).
The only advantage of going by bus is that you travel overnight. But by the end of it you get so tired, that you in any case sleep till noon.
Shatabdi leaves Delhi at 7.20am and reaches Kalka at 11.45. So you would reach Kasauli a bit later, maybe by 1 pm, but in a lot more comfortable fashion.
Return journey by Shatabdi was an absolute pleasure!

Cheers!
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Hi, just saw your post am also planning a trip to Kasauli in December and have alsmost zeroed on the resort and in a separate post have asked if ppl would know a taxi cost from Kalka to Kasauli and way back...way back am planning a trip to Chandigarh spend a few days there and then take the Shatabdi from there.
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Hi Poddy
Am not sure of a to and fro trip cost. i went only one way, and then asked the same driver to come and pick us up. I think it cost me some Rs.1600 to go from kalka to Kasauli.
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That's expensive... i think a lot of buses are also active on this route and if your plan allows, you should take one instead of a taxi
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Buses From Kalka to kasauli

Hi,

I am also planning a trip to Delhi to Kasauli. I need to get out of concrete jungle, Its off seasons (that what i read) so must be solitude :-). Tell me if i m wrong.

I can go to kalka by train and reach there at around 10 pm. Can i get a Bus to kasauli at that time. I cant pay 1600 Rs to Taxi. so my affordable option is bus.

Another question If reach there at 12 Am (middle night). how possible to get a hotel or PG (preferably a simple room without luxuries). at that time and around 500 Rs per day/night.

Is all of above practical ?? need advice on that.

Cheers!!

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