Want to enjoy lush green meadows and mountains? Then don’t miss the toy train journey from Kalka to Shimla. You can closely watch the mountains from the very narrow track of toy train. The experience to feel the nature is totally different when you are travelling by the Toy Train. The Toy Train doesn’t run fast like other Indian Railway trains. It takes 4-5 hours to cover 96km route from Kalka to Shimla. You will actually walk with the nature on your journey to Toy Train. The fresh air of trees, water-falls, views of beautiful mountains covered with trees and the scenic beauty; you would no longer remember your daily hustle-bustle of life for some time.
Kalka to Shimla route is having:
Total 18 stations
96 km long route
All stations from Kalka to Shimla
This is the first station of your journey. Get ready for beautiful and long trees, mountains and everything you love about greenery.
Taksal is the second station from Kalka to Shimla. It is 6 km from Kalka. It is a small village with a small population.
Next station of your toy train journey is Gumman, 5 km from Taksal. It is a peaceful place where people live in a very peaceful manner. Because of a small station, not all the trains stop here.
Koti is 6 km from Gumman. Koti is a good place to enjoy the weather and greenery.
Sonwara is 10 km from Koti. Sonwara is a small station, not all trains will stop here.
Dharampur is 6 km from Sonwara. Dharampur is a medium size town located in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh. Buses and Taxis are easily available from Dharampur.
7. Kumarhatti Dagshai
Kumarhatti Dagshai station is 6 km from Dharampur. It is one of the oldest cantonment towns in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh and was founded by East India company in 1847.
Barog is also a tourist place but not many people know the beauty of this place. Not very crowded so you can enjoy a peaceful travel in Barog.
5 best places to visit in Barog
Dolanji Bon Monastery
Choor Chandni Peak
Barog Camping Grounds
Graveyard of Barog
Suketi Fossil Park
Solan is an important station of Kalka Shimla route where all the trains halt for some time. Solan is also the largest city of Himachal Pradesh.
Salogra station is 6 km from Solan. Salogra is one of the important tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. April to June is the best time to visit Salogra.
6 km from Salogra station is Kandaghat. Kandaghat is a small town in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The road to the famous tourist destination of Chail turns from Kandaghat.
6 kms from Kandaghat station is Kanoh station. Kanoh is a medium size village of Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh.
Kaithlighat station is 8 km from Kanoh.
Shoghi is a small hill station and only 13 kms from Shimla. This place is known for the best fruit products. Best time to visit Shoghi is from November to March. Summers’ Temperature 15 to 24 degree Celsius , Winters -4 to 10 degree.
Taradevi is 7 km from Shoghi station. This station is called Taradevi from the famous Tara Devi temple of Shimla.
Jutogh is 5 km from Tara Devi. You can enjoy sightseeing and few attractions to visit near Jutogh.