Saturday, October 13, 2007

Trip to Chandigarh and Shimla

Bangalore to Delhi - Air Travel
Delhi Airport to Chandigarh Distance: 260 kms
Tata Indicom A/C car: Rs 3250/- (Normal price is 2200/- to 3200/-)

Sight seeing in Chandigarh:
Places: Rock garden, Sukhana lake, Sector 17 (shopping), Sector 35 (Restaurants), Pinjoor garden

Chandigarh point ot point City taxi numbers: 0172 4690000/4141414

Chandigarh to Kalka Distance: 27 kms from Chandigarh IT park
Tata Indigo A/C car: Rs 325/-

Kalka to Shimla Toy train timings: 05:30 AM , 6:30 AM
Ticket price: Rs 250/- (between 250 to 300/-)
Total journey time: 4:30 hrs to 5:00 hrs
Shimla sight seeing:

My selection: Naldhera, Helipad/Wildflower,Indian Institute of Advanced studies/Summer hills, Mall (shopping place) Travel price per day for Indica or Alto car (9 AM to 9 PM): Rs 450/- to Rs 600/-
Other places: Jakhu hill, Chail, Kamna Devi temple, Fagu, Narkanda, The state museum of shimla, Glen, kufri

Shimla to Kalka:

Train timing: 10:30 AM (you will reach kalka at 4:00 PM)
Train ticket price: Rs 175/-
Total journey time: 5 hrs 30 minutes

Chandigarh stay

Kalka to Chandigarh:
Train timing: 4:40 PM (Train Name: Himalayan Queen)
Train ticket price: 22/- Rs
Chandigarh to New Delhi:
Train timing: 10:30 AM (Jan Shatabdi)
Train Ticket price: CC (A/C chair car) Rs 347/-
Total journey timing: 4 hrs 30 minutes
New Delhi Side seeing: A/C taxi (Esteem, Indica) : Rs 550/- for 8 hours

Important websites:

To book hotels in Shimla: (Go to hotel booking section)

Places in Shimla:

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Best part of the trip: Kalka - Shimla - Kalka Toy train journey (Please do not miss this)
Worst experience of the trip: Horse riding in kufri