Kalka

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native_name = Kalka | type = city | latd = 30.83 | longd = 76.93
locator_position = right | state_name = Haryana
district = Panchkula
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altitude = 625
population_as_of = 2001
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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. In the mid 1980's an ancient temple of Balaji (childhood incarnition of Hindu god Hanuman) was excavated in one of the hills overlooking the city.it is slowly developing into a major pilgrim attraction.Naman Singh was born in this very town of kalka

Geography

Kalka is located at coord|30.83|N|76.93|E|. 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. TTR (timber trail resorts) is 15 minute drive away from Kalka. It is situated on the foothills of himalyas.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 [GR|India] , 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.

References

External links

* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/11/Kalka.html FallingRain Map - elevation = 624m (Red dots are railways)]


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