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Kalka / कालका


 

Kalka (Hindi: कालका) is a city and a municipal committee in Panchkula district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is on the NH 22 on way from Chandigarh to Shimla, and is the terminus of the Kalka-Shimla Railway.The town is situated on the foothills of Himalayas and is an entry point to Himachal Pradesh - The land of Gods. The name of the town is derived from the Goddess Kali and an ancient temple of the Goddess is located here. The temple has thousands of pilgrims turning up each year with a particularly heavy footfall during the Hindu festival of Navratri.

Geography
Kalka is located at 30.83N 76.93E. It has an average elevation of 625 metres (2050 feet).
The town is on the foothills of Himalayas and is next to Chandimandir where the Western Command of Indian army is located.

Rail connectivity
Railway Station at Kalka is a junction of broad gauge and narrow gauge. You can embark upon a trip from Kalka to Shimla in a narrow gauge train traversing eye catching terrains of Himalayan valley on Kalka-Shimla Railway, part of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mountain Railways of India. TTR (timber trail resorts) is 15 minute drive away from Kalka. It is situated on the foothills of Himalayas.The famous Yadavindra Gardens(Pinjore Garden) is at 5 minute drive from Kalka.
Kalka was an important stop over town for the British that went over to Shimla.

Demographics
As of 2001 India census, Kalka had a population of 30,887. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Kalka has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 74%. In Kalka, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
 

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Famous People from Kalka
 

  • Sardar Lachman Singh

  • Bhagat Singh

  • Kishori Lal
     

 


Sh. Pardeep Chaudhary
M.L.A., Kalka


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STD Code
01733

Pin Code
133 302

 

 

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