Tourist can reach Shimla by train or road from Delhi. However, to reach Shimla by toy train you need to make partial travel on broad gauge railways and rest by narrow gauge train. Direct train from Delhi to Kalka is not available. The broad gauge railway line starts from Delhi and ends at Kalka railway station. At Kalka railways station platform number 1, 2, 3 and 4 are for broad gauge trains and 5, 6 and 7 for narrow gauge trains.
There are two daily departures of Kalka Shatabdi from Delhi. In Shatabdi food also served with the fare. You should keep in mind the further connectivity with Kalka Shimla Toy train while selecting a train from Delhi to Kalka.
Delhi to Kalka train time table
|Start Station||Train Name||Train No.||Delhi Departure||Kalka Arrival|
|Delhi S Rohilla||Himalayan Queen||14095||5:35 AM||11:10 AM|
|New Delhi||Kalka Shtabhdi||12011||7:40 AM||11:45 AM|
|Nizamuddin||Paschim Express||12925||10:05 AM||4:45 PM|
|New Delhi||Kalka Shtabhdi||12005||5:15 PM||9:20 PM|
|Delhi S Rohilla||Hawarah Delhi Kalka Mail||12311||9:35 PM||4:30 AM|
Kalka Shimla toy train is the best mode of transport for Shimla for tourist want to enjoy a slow ride of the train. This train runs on an average speed of 20 KMPH among the western Himalayan ranges. The toy train ride provides an opportunity to admire this UNESCO listed heritage at a very genuine price.
Rail motor is a toy train looks like a jeep. It is for 14 passengers. Food will be included in the ticket of Rail Motor.
Himalayan queen is the deluxe train runs between Kalka and Shimla. It is chair car with one stoppage between the entire route. Widows of this train are big for mountain view. Soft cushioned seats are there on this train.
Shiwalik Deluxe express is the best train on this route. Fare of this train includes a meal. Reversible seats, big window size, and the bottle holder are other amenities on this train.
Kalka Shimla express and Kalka Shimla passenger are standard trains with 1st class. 1st class chair car has better amenities as compared to 2nd class coaches.