The Kalka Express at Shimla Station
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The Kalka Express at Shimla Station

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Shimla Station is the terminus of the historic Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge mountain railway. Located at an altitude of over 7116 feet it is the third highest station in India. Seen here in the panorama is the Shimla-Kalka Express being backed into the platform for its 18:15 depature. The train will take 5 Hours to complete its 96 Km journey, reaching Kalka at 23:15 at an average speed of 19kmph!

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H: Indian Institute of Advanced Study

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I: Bubble Makers on Mall Road Shimla at Night

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