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About The Toy Train Ride to Shimla

One of the best routes is the Kalka to Shimla, covering a distance of 96 kms, this toy train ride surely offers you an experience with charming 20 small quaint railway stations, stunning 103 tunnels, and 800 high altitude bridges and to awe you with its 900 sharp curves. You surely can encounter memorable moments with your loved ones, a train journey you will never forget. This toy train journey is one of the best things to do that every honeymoon couple should include in their itinerary. Also, for short toy train ride experience couples can choose to and from Barog-Shimla. As the tickets to and from Barog-Shimla is not easily available, it is suggested that couples should get their tickets booked in advance or take the help from a tour agent who will help them book their tickets in a hassle-free manner. Blessed with eternal beauty the Kalka-Shimla toy train ride route is believed to be the most beautiful train journey in India. The route takes you through pine trees, scenic landscape, dramatic hills, lush green forests, and more. In 2007 it is the Shimla toy train was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it ranks fourth in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Kalka-Shimla Toy Train Ride Timings

  1. Train Number: 72451, Name: Rail Motor, Timings: 5:10 AM – 9:50 AM
  2. Train Number: 52451, Name: Shivalik Deluxe Express, Timings: 5:10 AM – 9:50 AM
  3. Train Number: 52455, Name: Himalayan Queen, Timings: 12:10 PM – 5:20 PM
  4. Train Number: 52457, Name: KLK SML Pass, Timings: 4:00 AM – 9:20 AM
  5. Train Number: 52453, Name: Kalka Shimla Express, Timings: 6:00 AM – 11:05 AM (Peak Season only)
  6. Train Number: 52441, Name: Holiday Special, Timings: 7:00 AM – 12:10 PM
  7. Train Number: 52443, Name: Holiday Special, Timings: 12:45 PM – 6:10 PM

How to Book Tickets for Toy Train Ride to Shimla?

  1. Visit the official website of IRCTC i.e. irctc.co.in
  2. Register yourself if you are not registered.
  3. Click on the option, “plan my travel”
  4. Choose the railway station, select Kalka, if you are travelling from Kalka. If you are travelling from Shimla to Barog, choose Shimla.
  5. Fill the details like travel journey date and ticket type.
  6. Now click on book ticket
  7. Reservation page will appear, check the details and make the payment.
  8. You will get your confirmed tickets via sms and email.

How to reach

If you are planning to go enjoy the toy train ride from Kalka to Shimla, then you have to reach Kalka railway station. You can reach Kalka via train or by state or private owned buses.

If you are planning to enjoy toy train ride from Shimla to Barog, you have to reach Shimla first. The nearest airport to Shimla is Shimla airport located in Jubbarhatti, which is 22kms away from Shimla.

From here you can take a bus or taxi. Also, Shimla is well connected by roadways, state owned and private buses run on a daily basis.

Things To Do In Shimla

Settled between the charming backdrops of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla stands proudly as the capital of the state. It is blessed with plentiful greenery; dramatic peaks, attractive viewpoints, colonial era architectural buildings, lively culture, old traditions, and warm and friendly locals. Here is a list of the things to do in Shimla:

Best Place To Visit In Shimla

With the best Shimla tour packages available, vacationers on a quest for budget-friendly options in India can seize the chance to escape the summer heat. Tailored to their preferences, these packages provide convenient transportation, pick-up and drop-off services, popular tourist spots, meals, breakfast, and more. Below are some of the best places in Shimla:
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