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Himachal Tour By Toy Train

Himachal Tour By Toy Train

We offer holiday packages by mesmerizing journey in northern Indian hill station by toy train. Tourism Himachal provide Himachal tour by toy train ride from Kalka to Shimla by various toy trains at best affordable price.

Himachal Toy Train Tour Packages

There are two narrow gage railway tracks in the region as first one which most popular among the tourists like Kalka to Shimla (96 Km long railway track). Second one from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar in Mandi district which is popular among the locals and tourists (164 Km long railway track). Tourists from across the country and abroad avail our Himachal toy train tour packages for making their memorable journey by this great experience. 

About Toy Train & Its Route

Kalka to Shimla railway is a 2 ft 6 inches (762 mm) narrow railway in Himachal Pradesh, North India which traverses a mostly-mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. Toy Train ride is known for its dramatic scenic views of the hills and surrounding villages. This route offer more than 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 stunning curves during this mesmerizing journey from Kalka to Shimla.

Railway Stations/Stops Between Kalka To Shimla Toy Train Journey

The toy train starts from its first station at Kalka at 656 metres and starts climbing uphill, passing through the 18 stations and reaches Shimla. This train reach Shimla at elevation of 2, 076 metres above in the lap of the Himalayas.

These 18 railway station between Kalka to Shimla are: Taksal (6 km), Gumman (11 km), Koti (17 km), Sonwara (27 km), Dharampur (33 km), Kumarhatti (39 km), Barog (43 km / known for its longest tunnel), Solan (47 km), Salogra (53 km), Kandaghat (59 km), Kanoh (65 km), Kathleegat (73 km), Shoghi (78 km), Taradevi (85 km), Jutoh (90 km), Summer Hill (93 km) and finally, Shimla (96 km).

The highlight of the journey is Barog station, which has the longest tunnel (tunnel No. 33) on the route. Also, bridge number 226 is an architectural marvel that passes over a deep valley surrounded by steep hills on both sides. Every station offer tea / coffee and snack stalls where passengers can relish in the local food during this magical journey. 

History & Construction of Kalka – Shimla Toy Train

During the British Raj, the railway was built under the direction of Herbert Septimus Harington between 1898 and 1903 to connect Shimla, the summer capital of India.

The 112 years old heritage toy train, was inaugurated way back in 1903 by Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India.

It indeed is a great example of British Engineering. Even to this day, the controls of the heritage train remain the same as during the British regime right from the signals to the narrow gauge track though the steam engine has been replaced by a modern diesel engine. 

The Kalka Shimla Heritage Toy Train is a prime attraction for tourists going to Shimla. The train runs on a narrow gauge rail track and connects many small towns dotted on the Himalayan slopes between Kalka and Shimla.

In the year 2008, the toy train was granted the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It indeed is wonderful to experience this rich heritage.

List of Himachal Toy Trains

There are plying many Toy Trains between the Kalka to Shimla and back to Kalka. Below are the list of Kalka Shimla toy trains:

Shivalik Deluxe Express: Ten coaches, with chair cars and meal service.

Kalka Shimla Express: First and second class and unreserved seating.

Himalayan Queen: Connects at Kalka with the express mail of the same name and the Kalka Shatabdi Express to Delhi.

Kalka Shimla Passenger: First and second class and unreserved seating.

Rail Motor: The First Class Rail Bus with a glass roof and a front views.

Shivalik Queen: Ten carriage luxury fleet. Each carriage accommodates up to eight people and has two toilets, wall-to-wall carpeting and large windows.

Journey from Kalka to Shimla & Shimla to Kalka

This Toy Train is a UNESCO site and a worth of visit for anyone who wants to take a memorable Himachal trip by Toy Train to this wonderful hill station of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Toy Train Booking

Passenger can reserve their tickets for Kalka-Shimla Toy Train through online booking at IRCTC web portal or directly at Kalka Railway station booking counter. We also offer complete Himachal tour by toy train along with toy train reservation, accommodation, meals, sightseeing and all transfer by private taxi. Himachal luxury toy train tour packages also available by Rail Motor car journey from Kalka to Shimla. Below is the time table chart of Himachal Toy Trains with day wise availability and available trains:

Kalka to Shimla Toy Train Timings

Train No. - Train Name - From - Dep - To - Arrival - Distance - Duration - Mon - Tue - Wed - Thu - Fri - Sat - Sun - Class

                     52457          KLK SML PASS       KLK        4:00     SML     9:20             96 KM              5:20                Y           Y           Y           Y           Y         Y           Y          FC

                     72451          RAIL MOTOR           KLK        5:10     SML     9:50             96KM               4:40                Y           Y           Y           Y           Y         Y           Y          FC

                     52451   SHIWALIK DLX EXP      KLK        5:30     SML    10:15            96KM               4:45                Y           Y           Y           Y           Y          Y          Y          CC

                     52453  KALKA SHIMLA EXP      KLK        6:00     SML    11:05           96KM               5:05                Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y          Y         FC/2S

                     52455  HIMALAYAN QUEEN       KLK      12:10     SML    17:20          96KM                5:10                Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y          Y         CC

Shimla to Kalka Toy Train Schedule

Train No. - Train Name - From - Dep - To - Arrival - Distance - Duration - Mon - Tue - Wed - Thu - Fri - Sat - Sun - Class

                    52456    HIMALAYAN QUEEN   SML     10:35    KLK     16:10            96KM                 5:35              Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y        CC    

                    52458    SML KLK PASS            SML     14:25    KLK     20:10            96KM                 5:45              Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y        FC/2S

                    72452    RAIL MOTOR                SML     16:25    KLK     21:35            96KM                 5:10              Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y        FC

                    52452    SHIWALIK DLX EXP    SML     17:40    KLK     22:25            96KM                 4:45              Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y        CC

                    52454    KALKA SHIMLA EXP   SML    18:15    KLK     23:20            96KM                 5:05              Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y           Y        FC/2S

Check out below Himachal toy train tour packages:

2 Nights & 3 Days Toy Train Package

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3 Nights & 4 Days Toy Train Trip

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Himachal 5 Nights & 6 Days Train Tour Package

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