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Kalpa Location

Kalpa lies in the north-western ranges of the Himalayas. The latitude and longitude of Kalpa is 31.5377° N and 78.2754° E respectively. The average altitude of Kalpa is  2,960 meters (9,711 feet). above mean sea level, the city is spread on a ridge and its seven hills.

Kalpa being a famous tourist spot as well connected by road. The travel to Kalpa by road is itself a distinct experience as the tracks pass through lovely mountains and valleys and the view changes at every turn.

Kalpa by Road

The hill stretch starts from Kalka onward. Kalpa is 310 kilometers from Kalka, 335 kilometers from Chandigarh and 565 kilometers from New Delhi. Travel time by car from Kalka is 10.5 hours, Chandigarh 11 hours and New Delhi 16 hours. The road from Chandigarh to Kalpa is well maintained and there are a number of eating joints along the highway. NH5 connects the Kalpa from Kalka on the way cab passes from Solan, Shimla, Narkanda and Rampur.

Kalpa By train Via Shimla

In Kalpa there is no railway station. The nearest Railway Station is in Shimla which is 8 hours far from Kalpa. Kalka to Shimla section is connected by the UNESCO heritage 90 kilometers long narrow gauge railways track. The travel time between Kalka and Shimla by train is 5.5 hours. The Himalayan Queen, Railcar and the Shivalik Deluxe are the major toy trains from Kalka to Shimla.

Kalpa by Air Via Shimla

The nearest airport from Kalpa is the Jubbalhattii (Shimla) Airport. It is situated at a distance of 235 km from Kalpa. The services are unreliable and remain suspended for months due to commercial non viability and exit of service providers. The distance from Shimla airport to Kalpa can be covered in about 7 hours by taxis or by bus which are easily available. As the airstrip is small only small planes can land at this airport. The preferred airport is Chandigarh (120 Km from Shimla). Chandigarh has better air connectivity with other Indian cities than the Shimla airport. Indian Airlines operate daily regular flights.

Content last updated in January 2021


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