Shimla in April toy train waitlisted

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hi all

will be travelling to shimla on 15th this month and wanted some advise on transportation

1) will be arriving by howrah kalka which is always 4-5 hrs late
have booked 2nd class in kalka shimla express. will it wait for howrah mail?

2) currrent WL is 27 28 29 in toy train kalka shimla express any chance it might get confirmed .how many seats are there in toy train status has not changed since booking

3) if not confirmed should we travel from kalka to shimla by taxi how much is current fare

4) or should we get down at chandigarh (if toy train not confirmed) and from there catch a bus (which sector )

thanks in advance .
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Originally Posted by dheerpat View Post hi all

will be travelling to shimla on 15th this month and wanted some advise on transportation

1) will be arriving by howrah kalka which is always 4-5 hrs late
have booked 2nd class in kalka shimla express. will it wait for howrah mail?

2) currrent WL is 27 28 29 in toy train kalka shimla express any chance it might get confirmed .how many seats are there in toy train status has not changed since booking

3) if not confirmed should we travel from kalka to shimla by taxi how much is current fare

4) or should we get down at chandigarh (if toy train not confirmed) and from there catch a bus (which sector )

thanks in advance .
Thought from both ISBTs you can get bus to Shimla, better go to Sector-17 ISBT. better get down at Chandighar if your tickets for Toy train don't get confirmed.

Thanks.
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thanks was thinking on same lines ..thanks
btw how far cuandigarh isbt from station is and how to go
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btw how far cuandigarh isbt from station is and how to go
Outside station you can get Bus to Taxis to Autos. Not an issue.
Sector-17 is around 10kms away while Sector 43 would be 15kms.
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ohkk..but all buses header towards shimla originate from 43 ?
non volvo bus (deluxe etc)will also do
sector 17 i read is from shimla to delhi buses
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1) will be arriving by howrah kalka which is always 4-5 hrs late
have booked 2nd class in kalka shimla express. will it wait for howrah mail? = the toy train waits for max of 3-4 hrs for howrah kalka. as most of the passengers arrive by howarh kalka for this toy train, the train waits as long as it can.

2) currrent WL is 27 28 29 in toy train kalka shimla express any chance it might get confirmed .how many seats are there in toy train status has not changed since booking = april is oncoming of peak season so I am not very hopeful on getting tickets confirmed. the train has 4 reserved bogies and every bogie has 18 seats.

3) if not confirmed should we travel from kalka to shimla by taxi how much is current fare = will be approx 2200 for small car. taxi stand is just outside the station

4) or should we get down at chandigarh (if toy train not confirmed) and from there catch a bus (which sector ) = kalka will be better option as you will be reaching chandigarh too early (like 0400 hrs). getting local transport till bus stand (which is in sector 43 BTW) may also be tough.
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hi ..thanks for detailef revert..actually bit on a budget travel hence bus is the only option ..kalka mail never reaches before 6 am daily at chandigarh

as for kalka could not find info on bus station there to go to shimla

so should it be chandigarh or kalka for bus and which sector 43 or 17 will be better.not compulasory looking for volvo ordinary or deluxe buses wll also do..aim is to reach shimla around 12pm (hotel check in time)

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How about taking the evening bus from Delhi to Shimla? This could be an option if your train tickets are not confirmed.
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hi aarosh will reach early morning in shimla and not sure hotel wala will accomodate early check in..volvo bus departs at 8.30 pm from delhi
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as soon as you come out of kalka station, turn right instead of going straight and 10 min walk will bring you to chandigarh-shimla highway. here buses are available to shimla every half an hour coming from Chandigarh.

in Chandigarh go to sec 43 bus stand only as all buses originating from chandigarh to shimla departs from this bus stand.
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thank u all for ur guidence guess chandigarh would be appropriate ..any insider tips on shimla
will be there for 2 full days , thoogh was there some 15 years back..heard kufri is not worth visiting in this season and very commercialised now.
forgot to ask where will bus drop at shimla ..our hotel is located near lift..so how much 'walky talky' we are talking here till hotel
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your bus will arrive at "new' bus stand. from here take a bus to 'old' bus stand. one in every half an hour. from old bus stand, walk 5 min towards gurudwara which will bring you to small bus stand catering for private local buses. board any bus from here to lift (2-3 Rs per person). 5-7 min drive will bring you to lift.
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thank you low key
.any idea hoe much taxi from kalka will cosy these days
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should be approx 2200 for indica or similar smaller one. buses are not all that uncomfortable as its not a very long journey (3-4 hrs only).
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ohk.
guess chandigarh would be fine then only hiccup kalka mail is unpredicable will have to keep awake not to miss thr station

hope waitlist in toy train gets confirmed

really wanted to take that experience though hot a seat return journey but since it starts at 6 pm will miss the scenery

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