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Toy Train to Shimla

A November 2006 trip to Shimla by sbmalik

Barog Tunnel Photo, Shimla, India More Photos
Quote: The charming journey by narrow gauge train from Kalka provides a lingering memory that cannot be achieved by the fast road travel.

Toy Train to Shimla

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Barog Tunnel Photo, Shimla, India
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Shimla, was the Summer capital of India under British rule. Presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, with its population around 0.16 million. Shimla is one of the most frequented hill station of the north India. About 1.8 million tourists visit Shimla every year. Shimla has seen many important historical events such as the famous Shimla Pact between India and Pakistan which was signed here. The place is also famous for its natural beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts, and apples. The popular mode of travel to Shimla from Delhi, Chandigarh and Kalka is by road. However, the best way to reach Shimla is to travel by Toy train from Kalka. The charming journey by narrow ...Read More

Journey by Toy Train to Shimla

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Kalka-Shimla Toy Train Photo, Shimla, India
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Shimla is one of the most frequented hill station of the north India. About 1.8 million tourists visit Shimla every year. The popular mode of travel to Shimla from Delhi, Chandigarh and Kalka is by road. However, the best way to reach Shimla is to travel by Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla. The charming journey by narrow gauge train from Kalka provides a lingering memory that cannot be achieved by the fast road travel, especially for people with time. The distance by road is just 10km less than by the train. The scenery along the whole route is of most magnificent character. Flanked by towering hills, the line, like twin threads of silver, clings perilously to the sides of steep cliffs, passi...Read More