Most Scenic Train Ride in India | Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla

Most Scenic Train Ride in India | Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla

I think we just went on the most scenic train ride here in India from the city of Kalka right up to Shimla in the snow capped Himalaya’s.

The Kalka to Shimla railway was built in 1903 of a way to get the Brittish up to their summer capital. This 96km ride on the Himalayan Queen toy train takes just over 6 hours across a narrow gauge railway.

Quick facts – we went through 20 picturesque stations, 103 tunnels, 912 curves and 969 bridges :O

In Shimla there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy – the Jakhoo monkey Temple is an ancient temple overlooking the Himalaya’s and the town below.

We also went to Rashtrapati Niwas, the school for advanced studies and ended our time at Mall Road before making our way to Delhi.

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41 thoughts on “Most Scenic Train Ride in India | Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla”

  1. Happy Friday everybody 🙂 what are your plans for the weekend??? – We had such an incredible time exploring the North of India – seriously Shimla has been one of our favourite spots here in India so far 🙂

  2. Best vedio, I have seen please also do my recommendations ( Bangalore To Mangalore ) VistaDom special train Metupalayam OOTY to Conoor Train, Munar kerala , Tekadi best place for hillstation

  3. As you don't know that he's not a monkey but he's lord Hanuman, one of the 11 rudra or lord shiva, who got face of monkey by indra's weapon vajra which hit the lord hanuman's jaw and after that incident it started look like monkey. and after that he got boons of many supernatural powers.

  4. I have traveled in this train only 1 week back and I have been in it once before. If you don't experience this before you die, then your life is meaningless. ❤️

  5. You should have booked a higher priced ticket for much comfortable seats and coach. The weather is tool cold in North India during winters and Shimla itself is on the Himalayas but you can say the mid ranges of Himalayas.

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