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Toy Train Ride

, Shimla

Shimla is famous all over the world for its dream like journey on the toy train. Starting from Kalka the 96 kms long journey to Shimla is covered in about 5 hours. Running for more than 100 years, this toy train ride (staretd in the year 1903 by Lord Curzon) has been credited as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This scenic journey takes the passengers through 103 tunnels, crossing more than 800 bridges and viaducts. The toy train runs on a narrow gauge and moves slowly between the flanked mountains, through mesmerising valleys and pine, fir and deodar forest glades.

The train arduously climbs on the steep cliffs and halts at various places where tourists can capture the spectacular glimpse of nature in their cameras. In fact, the train runs in such a slow motion that tourists can get down for a quick picture and get back on the train in a jiffy.

There are many classes of toy trains that run on this route. There are regular passenger trains (Kalka Shimla Express and Himalayan Queen), deluxe trains (Deluxe Motor Rail car and Shivalik Deluxe Express), super deluxe (Shivalik Queen Tourist Coach, Shivalik Palace Tourist Coach). The train usually leaves in the morning from Kalka while from Shimla trains usually leave during the second half of the day.
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Timing Information


Daily Departs at 10:30 AM from Shimla and reaches Kalka at 4:10 PM. Leaves Kalka at 12:10 PM and reaches Shimla at 5:20 PM
Price Information


For Passenger and Deluxe Trains Rs 19 to 280 per head.
Rs 4,500 for a 6 people coach in Shivalik Queen Tourist Coach.


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