Kalka to Shimla Toy Train – Which Train is Best – Full Guide

Kalka to Shimla Toy Train – Which Train is Best – Full Guide

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.

 

History 

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 KalkaArrive at ShimlaTotal DurationFare
SHIVALK DLX EXP
52451
05:4510:3504:50FC-550
KLK SML SPECIAL
525459
05:1009:5004:50FC-630
KLK SML PASS
52457
03:3008:5505:25FC-270
KLK SML EXP
52453
06:2011:3505:15SS-65
CC-130
FC-295
HIMALYAN QUEEN
52455
12:1017:3005:20CC-260
FC-470

From Shimla to Kalka Trains

Tran Name & No.Dept from ShimlaArrive at KalkaTotal DurationFare
SML KLK SPL
52460
17:2522:0504:40FC-630
SHIVALK DLX EXP
52452
17:5522:5004:55FC-635
SML KLK PASS
52458
14:2020:1005:50SS-40
FC-270
SML KLK EXP
52454
18:3523:3505:00SS-65
CC-130
FC-295
HIMALYAN QUEEN
52456
10:4016:1005:30CC-260
FC-470

As per my suggestion, the best train is Himalayan Queen.

 

Route 

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:

  1. Taksal
  2. Gumman
  3. Koti
  4. Sonwara
  5. Dharampur
  6. Kumarhatti
  7. Barog
  8. Salon
  9. Salogra
  10. Kandaghat
  11. Kanoh
  12. Kathleegat
  13. Shoghi
  14. Taradevi
  15. Jutoh
  16. Summer Hill
  17. Shimla

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top