car hire to shimla from ambala cantt. Junction railway station.... Need HELP!

#1 Jun 24th, 2011, 01:13
Join Date:
Jun 2011
Location:
KOLKATA
Posts:
258
  • teetiana is offline
#1
I am planning my trip from Jammu to Shimla.
I found a train from Jammu to Ambala Cantt Junction.. a train that reaches ambala station at 4:50am ...
I was wondering if anyone could please inform me about the car/taxi service.
I want a non/Ac Indica from ambala station to shimla.. Please tell me.. how much would they charge me.. and that if I can find a taxi.. that early in the morning at ambala station.
Also suggest me on ways to get to shimla from ambala station at a cheaper rate.
please help as soon as possible.. I have only 2 weeks left in my travel dates.
#2 Jun 24th, 2011, 01:30
Join Date:
Feb 2011
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
91
Send a message via Yahoo to skysurfer Send a message via Skype™ to skysurfer
  • skysurfer is offline
#2
Usually you will find lots of taxi/ private cab parked outside the Ambala Junction under the NH1 bridge. Ask someone and bargain , you should not feel any problem. as it will be an early morning time.

Second option what you can choose is Bus, in my openion that will be the best option. You will get bus to Shimla in every 15-20 minutes interval. If i am not wrong luxury / delux buses are also plying on the same route. So no need to worry about taxi
#3 Jun 24th, 2011, 01:32
Join Date:
Oct 2010
Location:
mclodeganj and pathankot
Posts:
326
  • raveann2002 is offline
#3
best thing to do would be go to chandigarh and approach punajb tourism or himachal tourism office.you will have lot of options from chandigarh to shimla once you are there. if you do not have the time to go to chandigarh find a reliable trvael agen in ambala to help you with taxi. please do not take a random taxi at the station.it might land you into trouble.
#4 Jun 24th, 2011, 01:44
Join Date:
Feb 2011
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
91
Send a message via Yahoo to skysurfer Send a message via Skype™ to skysurfer
  • skysurfer is offline
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by raveann2002 View Post best thing to do would be go to chandigarh and approach punajb tourism or himachal tourism office.you will have lot of options from chandigarh to shimla once you are there. if you do not have the time to go to chandigarh find a reliable trvael agen in ambala to help you with taxi. please do not take a random taxi at the station.it might land you into trouble.
I am quite disagree with idea to go to Chandigarh first and then approach tourism offices .. just wastage of time.

Also looking for travel agent at early morning is not an easy task. In Ambala maximum taxies are personal not of any tourist agency (you will find private no plate on many of them)
This will make the things complecated though. Its better to approach 2-3 taxi guys directly and set up the fare.

State Transport(Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal) buses from Delhi-Shimla go via this route only, there are delux buses too. and their stop is bang opposite to the railway station.... no need to go to Bus stand either.
#5 Jun 24th, 2011, 01:51
Join Date:
Feb 2011
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
91
Send a message via Yahoo to skysurfer Send a message via Skype™ to skysurfer
  • skysurfer is offline
#5
Non AC Indica from Ambala to Shimla should charge
approx Rs. 3000
#6 Jun 24th, 2011, 15:10
Join Date:
Jun 2011
Location:
KOLKATA
Posts:
258
  • teetiana is offline
#6
hey.. thank you so much for all the information.
there is this.. one more thing that am bothered about.. all 3 of us travelling are woman. Me, my mother and my sister.. would it be safe to hire these cabs outside ambala junction.. at that early hour of the morning??
And also inform if.. If its possible to get into these luxury/ deluxe AC buses that get to shimla from Delhi. Arent they suppossed to be all filled up??
Please help me with it buddy.
And.. also inform me on the time the bus/taxi 'll consume to reach shimla from ambala cantt.
#7 Jun 25th, 2011, 00:31
Join Date:
Feb 2011
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
91
Send a message via Yahoo to skysurfer Send a message via Skype™ to skysurfer
  • skysurfer is offline
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by teetiana View Post would it be safe to hire these cabs outside ambala junction.. at that early hour of the morning??
.
I think it is pretty much safe, but sure every where in the world caution is required.
Here you have an option of bus also.

Quote:
Originally Posted by teetiana View Post If its possible to get into these luxury/ deluxe AC buses that get to shimla from Delhi. Arent they suppossed to be all filled up??
I used to travel this on this route some years back and you know bus drivers and conductors were makeing lots of efforts to get the passangers. I never seen a single bus completly filled up. And few months back I observed the same condition.

Quote:
Originally Posted by teetiana View Post And.. also inform me on the time the bus/taxi 'll consume to reach shimla from ambala cantt.
Somewhere 4-6 hrs.
#8 Jun 25th, 2011, 16:31
Join Date:
Jun 2011
Location:
KOLKATA
Posts:
258
  • teetiana is offline
#8
hey.. thank you so so much
#9 Jun 25th, 2011, 16:35
Join Date:
Jun 2011
Location:
KOLKATA
Posts:
258
  • teetiana is offline
#9
i am so sorry to have been bothering you... but do you have any information on these toytrains that run through kalka and shimla..??
how are they..?? are they hyped.. or something really worth watching??
also tell me.. if you know about its seating arrangements.. if its a 3 by 3 seating arrangement or something else..
Well.. thanks in advance
#10 Jun 25th, 2011, 16:58
Join Date:
Feb 2011
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
91
Send a message via Yahoo to skysurfer Send a message via Skype™ to skysurfer
  • skysurfer is offline
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by teetiana View Post i am so sorry to have been bothering you... but do you have any information on these toytrains that run through kalka and shimla..??
how are they..?? are they hyped.. or something really worth watching??
also tell me.. if you know about its seating arrangements.. if its a 3 by 3 seating arrangement or something else..
Well.. thanks in advance
You can book online ticket for Shimla from kalka with same website www.irctc.co.in

for more details you can check http://www.himachalpradesh.us/webs/himachal/train.htm

and there are two trains which you can catch from Ambala to Kalka (Himalayan Queen & Kalka shatabdi )
#11 Jun 25th, 2011, 17:21
Join Date:
Jun 2011
Location:
KOLKATA
Posts:
258
  • teetiana is offline
#11
Quote:
Originally Posted by skysurfer View Post You can book online ticket for Shimla from kalka with same website www.irctc.co.in

for more details you can check http://www.himachalpradesh.us/webs/himachal/train.htm

and there are two trains which you can catch from Ambala to Kalka (Himalayan Queen & Kalka shatabdi )
thank you once again
#12 Jun 25th, 2011, 17:28
Join Date:
Feb 2011
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
91
Send a message via Yahoo to skysurfer Send a message via Skype™ to skysurfer
  • skysurfer is offline
#12
Quote:
Originally Posted by teetiana View Post thank you once again
Your welcome !!!

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Budget hotel near Agra Cantt Railway Station Nov 8th, 2010 12:43 0 3405 Agra
does Ernakulam Junction railway station have a prepaid auto richshaw booth? May 17th, 2010 10:17 3 3530 Indian Railways
Cantt Railway Station to International Airport Apr 26th, 2010 13:07 2 983 Delhi
"Left Luggage" facility at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station? Jan 18th, 2010 10:47 3 3267 Kerala
Distance : Cantt Railway Station to Domestic Airport Dec 13th, 2009 10:36 5 7458 Delhi


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2014
Page Load Success