Journey From KalKa to Shimla in a TOY TRAIN

India is home to many unique and mesmerizing train rides. The ride to Shimla from Kalka in a toy train ( narrow gauge) is an unforgettable experience. Locomotives with Luxurious coaches as well as ordinary coaches make your journey from Kalka to Shimla a memory to cherish for your entire life.  It draws you near to the nature at its optimum beauty. From Inside one of the more luxurious coaches you will be enjoying a journey of a life time. There are quite a few trains plying in the route, takes about 5 hours to reach Shimla. 

The deluxe coaches are aesthetically designed with comfortable seating arrangements and wide chairs and huge windows allows you unhindered view of the mighty Himalaya. The train chugs through the Himalaya baring all its beauty at every bend it travels. Traveling at a leisurely speed through 102 Tunnels and numerous bridges and bends along the way   will take you to a world that you have never believed existed.

There are frequent trains plying daily and tickets can be bought from any IRCTC counters or railway reservation counters spread throughout India. The price of the ticket is reasonable ( Rs. 415 or about US$ 7.00) .Tasty nutritious Breakfast is served in the morning trains and dinner in the evening trains.
There are many stations along the route but trains stops only at few of them like Barog.

List of stations along the routes are

Taksal, Gumman, Koti, Jabli, Sonwara, Dharampur, Kumarhati Dagshai,

Barog Tunnel
Barog Station


Barog ( One of the major station on the route, Breakfast is served here, the train stops here for few minutes.), 





Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat, Kanoh, Kathleeghat, Shogi, Tara devi, Jutogh, Shimla.


Two Little devils (L) Chandradittya Banik and Ishayu Mukherjee.
(1) View as seen from inside the toy train While travelling from Kalka to Shimla 

(2) View as seen from inside the toy train While travelling from Kalka to Shimla 


(3) View as seen from inside the toy train While travelling from Kalka to Shimla 

(4) View as seen from inside the toy train While travelling from Kalka to Shimla 
(5) View as seen from inside the toy train While travelling from Kalka to Shimla 


An arch bridge as seen from the toy train while traveling from Kalka to Shimla





Barog Station


Me and my wife






Comments

Anonymous said…
hi,
Great view from a train. Which train did you travel in?

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