Baba Bhalku Rail Museum

Old Bus Stand Road
Shimla, HP - 171001

Type: History Museums
094186 57760
  • N Nozawa
    N Nozawa
  • Iqbal Singh
    Iqbal Singh
  • Mervyn Pereira
    Mervyn Pereira
  • Mervyn Pereira
    Mervyn Pereira

The Baba Bhalku Rail Museum is located in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, and is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Kalka-Shimla Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum is named after Baba Bhalku, a local saint whose guidance helped in the construction of the railway line during the British colonial era.

The museum showcases the fascinating history of the Kalka-Shimla Railway, which was built in the late 19th century to connect the plains of Punjab with the hill station of Shimla, then the summer capital of British India. Visitors to the museum can explore a collection of vintage locomotives, railcars, photographs, and artifacts related to the railway's construction, operation, and significance in the region's history.

The museum offers insights into the engineering marvels and challenges faced during the construction of the railway line, as well as the social and economic impact it had on the local communities along its route. Interactive displays and exhibits provide visitors with a deeper understanding of the railway's cultural and historical significance, making it a must-visit destination for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Besides this history museum, there are four more history museums listed in Shimla. There's also twenty-five attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Baba Bhalku Rail Museum on the map above. If you need any other information on Baba Bhalku Rail Museum that is not listed here, please call 094186 57760.

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