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The town takes its name from Kalika maa the ruling deity. Kalka was acquired by British India from the Princely state of Patiala in 1843 as a stopover and depot for the Simla, the summer capital of the Raj.
It became the junction for the Delhi-Kalka line , and the Kalka-Shimla Railway (opened in 1903). The Kalka municipal committee was created on 11 April 1933.
Kalka is situated along a slope. This makes it somewhat difficult to commute on foot. Local transport (within Kalka) is by shared auto-rickshaws. These autos ply to a distance of around 15-20 km. There are also shared cabs for distances up to 25-30 km. Government and private buses are also very common for commuting to nearby cities. Many intercity govt buses start
pass through Kalka, connecting it with Chandigarh, Ambala, Panipat, Delhi, Shimla and many other cities.
Kalka railway station is the northern terminal of the Delhi-Kalka line of Northern Railway, Indian Rail (Station code KLK) serving as terminal station for broad gauge line (towards Chandigarh) and narrow gauge line (towards Shimla). Direct trains on broad gauge, connect to Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah etc.
The Kalka Shimla Railway features on the UNESCO's World Heritage sites list. Work on the railway line started in 1898 and it opened for traffic in 1903.
According to 2011 census the population of Kalka is 34,314. Kalka Metropolitan area population is 86,550 which consists of the adjoining cities of Kalka, Pinjore and Parwanoo.
The ancient temple of the Hindu goddess Kali is situated on the National Highway 22 (India) that runs through Kalka town. The temple is visited by devotees who pay their respects annually during the Navratras. According to oral tradition, the original temple was built by Pandavas of Mahabharata of Vedic era during their Virata Parva (exile) when they stayed here for some time.
Sri Trimurti Dham is situated amidst the Shivalik Hills. It is located on a hill-top beside the eastern fringe of Kalka village in district. Panchkula (Haryana) overlooking the industrial city Parwanoo. The literal meaning of 'Sri Trimurti Dham' is "a place where Teen Murtis (three idols) exist together".
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