Kalka Shimla toy train has become a priority for tourist travel Shimla from the day this 96 km line has inscribed in UNESCO world heritage list. This route is one of the most incredible works of railways in the world. This journey starts from a lower elevation to higher elevation of Shimla hills.
It has also listed on Gunnies book of world records for this achievement. The track had constructed in 1903 by a private company run by British on the recommendation of a local villager named Bhalkhu Ram. Now it has completed more than 100 years of its honored journey.
The journey by Kalka Shimla is a lifetime experience for the tourists. Tourist can pass through 103 tunnels, unique arch gallery bridges and also experience the Himalayan flora and fauna traveling by this Toy Train. The train pierces the mountains by tunnels. The longest tunnel is at Barog Station. Toy train travels through this tunnel in 3.15 minutes.
It feels breathtaking inside the core of the mountain inside this tunnel. The sound of the engine becomes loud in mid of the tunnel. The highest arch gallery bridge is near Kanoh station. It is four-story arch galley bridge. The height of this bridge is 00 meters. It can panic a person scared of height when the toy train crosses over this bridge.
Kalka Shimla Toy Train booking portals
You can book Kalka Shimla toy train by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). This organization is public sector enterprise and a part of Indian railways. Travelers need to make an account on the official website of IRCTC to book the toy train.
You are free to check availability and timing without making an account. You can book any Train of Indian Railways using this account apart from Toy Train. Source code for Shimla is SML and Kalka is KLK to use in this portal.
Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporations have also provided affiliation to some of the companies to book train tickets. You can also book a toy train from these affiliated portals. If you are not tech savvy and want to book toy train offline, you can book it from a booking counter at any railway station of India. Other protals are Clear Trip, Yatra, and Make My Trip. You can book Toy train from the office website of these Portals
Things to understand before booking Kalka Shimla Toy Train
- Book your toy train in advance especially from March to June, November, and December. Also, book a toy train in advance if you are traveling in Independence day holidays, Gandhi Jayanti holidays and long weekends.
- Toy train can be booked 30 days before travel date unlike the rest of the train of Indian railways can be booked 60 days in advance.