I highly recommend taking the toy train from Kalka to reach Shimla. Yes, it takes more time than a cab would but it is totally worth it. All the historical importance is one thing, and the spell-bounding scenic sights are another level.Keep your cameras ready as you will definitely be clicking a lot of pictures.Here's one that I clicked :D
Next day we left boarded the evening shatabdi to Delhi, having spent a memorable weekend in Kasauli. For people so inclined, the trip can be extended to spend an extra day in kasauli or combined with a trip to Pinjore Gardens and Chandigarh
Kalka in Haryana's Panchkula district gets its name from Goddess Kali, and is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas.
During the festival of Navratri, the Kali Mata Temple here is visited by hundreds and thousands of devotees. This temple was assumed to be made by the Pandavas in their time. The Shri Balaji Temple is another popular temple here.
Besides the temples, Pinjore Garden is a tourist attraction here. Popularly known as Yadvinder Garden, this place is also a great picnic spot. It especially sees a lot of visitors during the annual Mango Mela, where 500 varieties of mangoes are displayed.
Located at about 26km from Chandigarh, Kalka can also be reached easily from Ambala, Patiala, Shimla, Ludhiana and Delhi by direct buses.