Kalka-Shimla Toy Train and Overnight train Chandigarh to Jaipur

#1 Oct 16th, 2008, 14:09
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Hi there,

I am interested in getting on the Kalka to Shimla Toy Train, does anyone got any information on how to book the ticket in advance? I have looked in the IRCTC website they don't seem to do it online. I tried email them but no reply. I want to know about the train time as well. I have done some research on the price, but the range from 340rps to 35000rps??? Is that right? 35000rps seems abit expensive!

I would also like to know is there any overnight train from Chandigarh to Jaipur? I thought there was one, but when I tried to book on IRCTC, it said the train is cancelled. Is there any other way to get to Jaipur? I was actually planning to take a taxi from Kufri to Chandigarh then get on the overnight train to Jaipur.

is the ALA HAZRAT Express train from Jaipur to New Delhi cancelled as well?? I couldn't find it online also!

Thanks
#2 Oct 16th, 2008, 15:39
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Originally Posted by wini_yau View Post is the ALA HAZRAT Express train from Jaipur to New Delhi canceled as well?? I couldn't find it online also!
You could try Ajmer-New Delhi Shatabdi - it stops at Jaipur for 10-15 mins.
#3 Oct 16th, 2008, 22:50
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Try Kalka to Simla

Chandigarh to Jaipur trains only run on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

ALA HAZRAT Express still running on 4 days a week, Bareilly Express runs at the same times on the other 3 days.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Try Kalka to Simla

Chandigarh to Jaipur trains only run on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

ALA HAZRAT Express still running on 4 days a week, Bareilly Express runs at the same times on the other 3 days.
Thanks.

I have tried to book for 7th Jan 2009 for Chandigarh to Jaipur, which is Wednesday, but I am not sure is is too early to book? as the website still telling me the train is cancelled.

As for the ALA HAZRAT, i was looking to book it on 9th Jan 09, but it doesnt show up anymore on the website. I was wondering isthe train timetable changed after new year?
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The Chandigarh-Jaipur train is a special and the train should be turning into a Garib Rath soon (A Garib Rath was announced in the budget, and a special is often started before the Garib Rath starts), if the train name is changing (From special to garib Rath) or the train number changing, you will get the 'Train Cancelled' message, all you can do is wait till the new train shows up on train search websited then book it, the Garib Rath will only have 3A and CC carriages, these will be new higher cappacity carriages and the cost will be about 33% less than normal trains.

By the way, Jaipur is too much hassle for a one day trip.

When you search for the ALA HAZRAT, is the Bareilly Express showing up?

I've got a feeling those trains will soon be using the same name, and will use the same route (one avoids Ahmedabad, the other doesn't), if so, there may be the same problem as above, a name (or Number) change preventing the train from showing on train search engines.

I've just found availability for the ALA HAZRAT on the 9th of Jan on erail, but that doesn't help you.
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Dear Steven,

2983/2984 Chandigarh-Jaipur Garib Rath Express (tri-weekly) is 'yet' to commence its operations.
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Thanks Steven for your information.

I have just found the ALA HAZRAT on 9th as well, think I may have searched on the wrong class before.
I know one day in Jaipur is not enough, but we are just passing by this time, if we like there hopefully will go back for a longer stay in the future.

Anyway I will keep an eye on the Chandigarh-Jaipur Garib Rath Express. If not, I will then start looking for alternate route.

Any information on the toy train?? Can I book that online as well?
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Kalka-Shimla toy Train

You did not search properly. Its available on irctc. I've booked it a few times. Ticket is approx 345 or less (don't remember) for the premium reservation only himalayan queen a/c train. Would recommend that one. Other is even cheaper.

Try searching again on irctc for klk to simla .

Cheers
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Originally Posted by gobbledegeek View Post You did not search properly. Its available on irctc. I've booked it a few times. Ticket is approx 345 or less (don't remember) for the premium reservation only himalayan queen a/c train. Would recommend that one. Other is even cheaper.

Try searching again on irctc for klk to simla .

Cheers

didnt realise it's called simla instead of shimla.

I put it in the new search, and found it. But when I tried to get the fares, it comes out "The Dates given were outside ARP". What does that mean?
Also, what's the difference on the SHIVALK DLX EXP and HIMALYAN QUEEN? Is one for watching sunrise, one for watching sunset?

Thanks alot.
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Dear wini yau,

##The Himalayan Queen is a Broad Gauge Train which terminates in Kalka Jn.

##The Shivalik Deluxe is a Narrow Gauge Train and runs between Kalka and Shimla on the hills.

##ARP means Advance Reservation Period.

##For 241, SHIVALIK DELUXE, the ARP is 90 days. Please look at this:
Accommodation Availability Enquiry
You Queried For
Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
241 SHIVALK DLX EXP 12-1-2009 KALKA SIMLA GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - CC
1 12- 1-2009 AVAILABLE- 0086
2 13- 1-2009 AVAILABLE- 0083
3 14- 1-2009 AVAILABLE- 0090
4 15- 1-2009 AVAILABLE- 0090
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#11 Oct 18th, 2008, 01:04
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Originally Posted by wini_yau View Post I know one day in Jaipur is not enough, but we are just passing by this time, if we like there hopefully will go back for a longer stay in the future.
You should consider Amritsar, there's a great overnight train from Haridwar, and great train choices from Amritsar to Delhi.

The Golden Temple is just amazing, one visit isn't enough, the whole atmosphere around the Golden Temple has to be experienced to be believed.

Then there's the border closing ceremony, amazingly good fun.

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