Kalka-Shimla Railway

Kalka-Shimla Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kalka-Shimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge railway in North-West India travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. It is known for breathtaking views of the hills and surrounding villages. Shimla was settled by the British shortly after the first Anglo-Gurkha war, and is located at 7,116 feet in the foothills of the Himalayas. By the 1830s, Shimla had already developed as a major base for the British. It became the summer capital of British India in 1864, and was also the headquarters of the British army in India. Prior to construction of the railway communication with the outside world was via village cart.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135794698
  • 9786135794694