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 Kalka to Shimla toy train 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 route, 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 market place 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”.
Information about Kalka to Shimla 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. It has the capacity to accommodate 14 to 18 passengers at a time. The train stops at Barog station on this route. Food is provided in 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.
Taking a toy train ride 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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Avanishmechanical's 6 days trip to ShimlaHotel property and hotel dinner and brkfst is good quality and quantity . hotels staff behavior are good. service travel agent are Excellent and helpful nature. specially Kirti thakur Maim ..Kirti maim ki tarif jitna bhi Kiya Jaye kam hoga ... All Promise are done same as it is mentioned in iteneray. Travel Trangel Agent Dipti maim and Shantanu sir is also helpful nature.This app Are give best service of tour. Cab Driver is fully Experience in driving and safe driving in Himachal Valley. And helpful nature and guide. But sometimes driver behavior is rudeness and irritating. In hotels both Shimal and Manali TV DTH is not recharge and not available telephonic connection. Salogan vally , River rafting . Tube riding bike riding Adventures very Enjoy ful.
Sonal's 4 days trip to ShimlaCab driver was rude n didn’t even picked up our baggage ..!! He seemed lyk least interested in showing up the spots!! N car was badly smelling!! He was a big disappointment for us!! His name was sushil. He was behaving lyk as if he was our boss..!! He did not cooperated at all which spoiled our mood!He also told us to give the toll tax n after i told him that our agent told that it is included in our package n we dont need to pay for it dn he said are mam sief 30rs ki to baat h in very bad manner! I highly recommend not to provide this deiver to anyone! Otherwise everything was gud! Hotel was very nice..!! Food was delicious!agent was very supportive n helpful..! Was very nice!his name was Gourav..! Thanks Gourav
Prity's 4 days trip to Shimlaover all nice trip axcept dalhousie stay in HoLiday inn in o e word poor hospitality nd 8 km away from mall road
Sriram's 6 days trip to ShimlaThe hotel in manali was changed in the last minute due to some "shortcircuit ". But just infront of us, a couple were alloted rooms in the same hotel. Shifting hotel rooms isn't a pleasant experience. Even on the next day, after i've had to follow up with hotel, agent. Finally with travel triangle team stepping in, that they've alloted rooms in the hotel. I double checked with the agent while booking, if the hotel in manali was good. He insisted it was great. Atleast prior intimation would've been good from the agency or from the hotel. Apart from that the trip was good.
Kalyan's 5 days trip to ShimlaThe hotel which we got in shimla not at all good(Home inn) , there was no proper maintenance and the staff also not at all responsible. The days we spent at manali...
Rajneesh's 4 days trip to ShimlaHotel was changed at the last moment with no hot water facility in the bathroom. They are provided hand made water heater with no safety precautions. You have to fill bucket and bring to the living room for connection of heater. While booking they show 3 star hotel Snow Villa and then change to the Hidden Heaven cottage(Same name Malhaar Cottage). But view from the room is good. Taxi driver is good and cooperative. Over all trip was good.
R's 3 days trip to ShimlaWorst food(breakfast n dinner) we ever had in our trips till date.location of hotel is also very hard to find even with navigation. Time we spend at lifetime was the best we will cherish n remember.
Devendra's 4 days trip to ShimlaIt was good, Check in for the customer should be immediate in hotel. Vehicle condition should be known to customer Delhi to Manali and Manali to Delhi traveling should be by Sleeper AC Volvo not by seater.
Kavitha's 5 days trip to ShimlaThe arrangement and overall response from trans himalayas was very good I will definitely recommed it
Sameer's 6 days trip to ShimlaManali - Hotel food and service was very good but location was below expectation. Shimla - Hotel food, service and location very pathetic, will not recommend for Nature Villa Hotel to any one ( its a lodge )
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The Toy Train to Kalka covers stops such as Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Kandaghat and more.
The last Toy Train to Kalka arrives at Kalka at 4 in the evening.
A first class coach in Rail Motor would cost you around 305 INR, chair car fare in Shivalik Delux is 415 INR and of 2S(sitting) in Himalayan Queen would cost around 255 INR.
There are total 103 tunnels on the route from Kalka to Shimla.
Shivalik Express and Rail Motor are the best toy trains from Kalka to Shimla.
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