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About Shimla Toy Train Ride Toy train ride is definitely the most tranquil journey in the queens of hill Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh. Included in the UNESCOs world heritage list in Mountain railways of India, . .
Country: India
City: Shimla
Duration: 8 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Rides
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About Shimla Toy Train Ride

“Toy train ride” is definitely the most tranquil journey in the queens of hill Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh. Included in the UNESCO’s world heritage list in Mountain railways of India, the toy train has the most spectacular views and chilly breeze. Although the trains runs at the slow speed of 25-30 km/h, passes through 102 tunnels, around 870 bridges and more than 20 stations on its way.
The train route passes through beautiful valley and hills and most of the time moves in upward direction throughout its journey. The best train in this line is Shivalik Deluxe Express which starts in the early morning from Kalka. This legendary ride was originally build to ferry the British officers indeed is an experience to rejuvenate one’s mind and soul.

Weather: Summer 5°C to 32°C Winter -10°C to 20°C

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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