Hey Travellers, Going Shimla from Kalka by Toy train is very Adventurous. but before you go you should take some information about Kalka to Shimla Toy train eg Which Train is the best, Fare, Timing.
Simla ( Now Spelt Shimla), which was settled by the British Rulers shortly after the first Anglo-Gurkha war The idea of connecting Shimla by rail was first raised by a correspondent to the Delhi Gazette on November 1847. as we know Simla was the summer capital of British India from 1864 to 1939. in this period Kalka Shimla railway was built around 1903.
In 2007, the Himachal Pradesh government declared the railway a heritage property. on 11th Sep 2007, a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization[ UNESCO] team visited the railway to examine it for potential selection as a World Heritage list.
After that, on 08-July 2008, it became a part of the mountain railways of Bharat World Heritage Site with two others name Darjeeling range and Nilgiri Mountain Railways.
Trains and Timings
There are Five trains run at Kalka Shimla daily .. some trains are special trains operate during the busy holiday seasons in Shimla. This is usually from May to July, September and October, and December and January.
For current confirm Availability visit IRCTC. and find a train that suits your budget and timings. and I personally advised you please book your train 10-15 days ago. because there are limited seats available on a train.
|Tran Name & No.||Dept from Kalka||Arrive at Shimla||Total Duration||Fare|
|SHIVALK DLX EXP|
|KLK SML SPECIAL|
|KLK SML PASS|
|KLK SML EXP|
From Shimla to Kalka Trains
|Tran Name & No.||Dept from Shimla||Arrive at Kalka||Total Duration||Fare|
|SML KLK SPL|
|SHIVALK DLX EXP|
|SML KLK PASS|
|SML KLK EXP|
As per my suggestion, the best train is Himalayan Queen.
This toy train is India’s most unimaginable feats of engineering covering a staggering 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 gorgeous curves.
At 656 metres, the train starts mounting uphill, passing through the eighteen stations and reaches Shimla, placed at associate degree elevation of two, 076 metres within the lap of because the train ascends through steep mountains and curves, its speed slows down.
The eighteen stations it stops at are:
- Summer Hill
But normally trains stops at 4-5 stains only. At each station, tea and snacks are available.
The Longest Tunnel at this journey around Barog Station on the route, Stretching 1,143 metres of the Long tunnel… Also, bridge no-226 is associate study marvel that passes over a deep valley enclosed by steep hills on each side. However, it’s tough to see this bridge from the carriage.