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Toy Train Ride In Shimla, Himachal

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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Toy Train (Kalka To Shimla), Himachal

Chug along the pine-covered mountains of Shimla on the famous toy train. This toy train in Shimla is listed among the UNESCO world heritage sights and is one of the major tourist delights of Shimla. Explore the beauty of the lush terrains of Himachal on this toy train ride and let the cool winds sweep across your face.

On the toy train in Shimla, it will take you about 5-6 hours to travel from Kalka to Shimla on this toy train, so you have plenty of time to take in the scenic wonders all around. You will get to go through 103 tunnels that have their own story to tell. The longest tunnel on this train ride is the Barog tunnel that will take about 3 minutes to reach the other side. Make sure you take pictures of the artful humped bridges. The main tourist spots covered on this train ride are Solan, Dharampur, Barog, Kandaghat, Summer Hill, Tara Devi, and Shimla.

History of Shimla Toy Train

Shimla served as the summer capital of the British and also as the headquarters of the British army. So, it was a major marketplace of British, however, traveling to Shimla became the major issue as during that time, bullock cart was the only means of transport to travel to Shimla but it was not reliable as it was slow and also unsteady. Hence, in order to built connectivity with Shimla, this Kalka-Shimla gauge was constructed and it was called the “British Jewel of the Orient”.

Kalka Shimla Toy Train Route

The train journey from Kalka to Shimla starts from Kalka and travels to Shimla which is at an elevation of 2076 meters. The route is full of mesmerizing views and lush greenery. There is a total of 18 station stops in this route from Kalka to Shimla. The Barog station has the longest tunnel of the entire route which is about 1144 meters long.

Kalka to Shimla Train Information

There are total 3 trains that operate on the Kalka to Shimla Route:

Rail Motor Car: Rail Motor Car has a transparent roof and resembles a bus. This toy train in Shimla has the capacity to accommodate 14 to 18 passengers at a time. The train stops at Barog station on this route. Food is provided on this train with express service.

Himalayan Queen: The train has second and third carriages and stops at 9 stations. So, this type of train journey would be perfect for people who want to witness the scenic views and capture some amazing shots.

Shivalik Deluxe Express: This one is a high-class train with express services, food being served, music, upgraded washrooms, carpet covered floors, and comfortable seats. This toy train in Shimla offers all the possible luxury. 

Taking a toy train in Shimla is one of the popular things to do in this hill station. This Kalka to Shimla toy train should be booked in advance especially during the months of May and June. There are five trains you can choose from namely Rail Motor, Shivalik Deluxe, Himalayan Queen, Shimla Kalka passenger, and Shimla Express. Go online to the Indian Railways website for the full timing and fare structure and to book your seat. You can also book your tickets at the Indian Railways counters.

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    The best toy train from Kalka to Shimla is Shivalik Deluxe Express

    The Toy Train to Kalka covers stops such as Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Kandaghat and more.

    There are total 103 tunnels on the route from Kalka to Shimla.

     

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