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Shimla Holiday & Honeymoon with Toy Train Kalka to Shimla

 

Shimla Holiday & Honeymoon with Toy Train Kalka to Shimla: Overview

Holiday or Honeymoon in Shimla is once a life time reward, Most captivating part of holiday in Shimla is reaching Shimla by Heritage Toy Train, which offers you journey of a life time with incredible snow-clad Himalayan views.

Set amidst mystic woods and beautiful hills, Shimla is definitely the most popular hill station in India. The captivating natural beauty, historic temples and colonial-style buildings of the town leaves every visitor spellbound. From the Ridge for nature lovers to scenic treks for adventure junkies, Shimla has something to offer for every genre of tourists.

This tour package lets you experience the wonderful Kalka-Shimla toy trainrecognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Railway. The picturesque five-hour journey of the toy train covering 1,420 meters, passes through 102 tunnels and 864 bridges. The toy train covers famous tourist points such as Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Dharampur, Summer Hill and finally, ends at Shimla.

Once you are in Shimla, Holiday-Travel takes you on incredible journey of  Shimla’s architecture and ambience, on the Mall Road, Marketplace, shops, restaurants, and the 123-year-old, neo-Gothic Gaiety Theatre. We do the guided walking tours around Shimla and its surrounding seven hills. We visit famous temples, churches, palaces, and mansions, including the Viceregal Lodge.

Suitable For: Honeymooners, Families, Adventure enthusiasts and Nature lovers

 

SHIMLA PACKAGES BEST DEALS

Option-1: 02N/03D Shimla Toy Train Tour Package from Kalka @ INR 4,999 per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Sightseeing + Pvt vehicle + Toy Train ride

Hotels : 2* Hotel Blossom

 

Option-2: 04N/05D Shimla Tour Package with Naldehra Kufri Mashobra Ex: Delhi @ INR 11,999 per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Sightseeing + Pvt Vehicle

Hotels : 2* Hotel Hari Palace (Shimla), 2* Chalets Naldehra (Naldehra),2* V Resorts Mashobra Greens (Mashobra) / Similar

 

Option-3: 03N/04D Delhi Shimla Cheapest Volvo Tour Package Ex: Delhi @ INR 7,999/- per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Sightseeing + Volvo tickets

Hotels 2* Hotel Golf View (Shimla) / Similar

 

Option-4: 02N/03D Shimla Weekend Package Ex: Delhi / Chandigarh @ INR 6,500 per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Sightseeing + Pvt vehicle

Hotels : 2* Hotel Golf View (Shimla) / Similar 

 

Option-5: 04N/05D Shimla Tour Package with Dharamshala Ex: Chandigarh @ INR 12,500 per person. t&c apply

Package Inclusion: Accommodation + Breakfast and Dinner + Sightseeing + Pvt vehicle

Hotels : 2* Hotel Hari Palace (Shimla), Hotel Castle (Dharamshala) / similar

 

 

What is Unique in Shimla Holiday & Honeymoon with Toy Train Kalka to Shimla and why?

This classic Package offered by Holiday Travel combines the two Heritages Deals in Single package - Heritage Toy Train + Heritage Hotel Stay + Site seeings (Most Selling Package for Shimla, More than 20,000 Bookings Made till date)

  • UNESCO Heritage Toy Train Ride to Shimla ( 4.5 hours) from Kalka

  • 5 nights Stay in the Most Heritage & Classic Hotel in Shimla 

  • Shimla Site Seeing - All Major Sites in Shimla

  • Kufri Tour

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Highlights:

  • Scenic journey aboard the famous Toy Train

  • A terrific whitewater rafting experience

  • Sightseeing in Manali including Jakhoo Temple and Scandal Point

  • Stay and sightseeing in Chail

  • An adventurous trek in Kufri

  • Visit the 9-hole golf course at Naldher

 



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Package Inclusion:

  • 05 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and dinner

  • 04 Day sightseeing of Shimla and Kufri

  • 01 Night stay at Chail hotel with sightseeing

  • Toy Train Tour

  • Parking, Toll tax and driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, busfare and railway fare

  • Lunch

  • Any activity charges

  • Gst Tax


Shimla Holiday & Honeymoon with Toy Train Kalka to Shimla - Itinerary

Start your Kalka to Shimla tour package with the 5:30 am departure of the toy train from the Kalka station. En-route the journey, witness mesmerizing views of the pine-covered hilltops and the diverse flora and fauna.

Upon arrival at Shimla, check-in at your hotel and freshen up. Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the local restaurants on the Mall Road.

Spend the first evening of your Kalka-Shimla toy train tour with a visit to the Ridge, the most popular point in Shimla. Visit the numerous cafes, shops, bars and boutiques lined along the stretch.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Kalka to Shimla Toy Train Timings:

Train

Name

Departure (Kalka)

Arrival (Shimla)

Fare

72451

Rail Motor

05:10

09:50

Rs.305

52451

Shivalik Delux

05:30

10:15

Rs.415

52453

Simla Express

06:00

11:05

Rs.65

52455 

Himalayan Queen

12:10

17:20

Rs.255

 

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Sansar, Hotel Sidharath and Hotel Shiwalik Regency
  • Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Wildflower Hall and Radisson Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: Café Sol, Goofa Ashiana, 45 Central Perk

 

Mall Road Shimla

The Ridge Shimla

 

Which toy train from Kalka to Shimla?

Shivalik Express and Rail Motor Car are recommended toy trains to Shimla from Kalka. Shimla Express and Himalayan queen are not particularly interesting as they do not have comfortable seating arrangements and also stop at all stations.

 

Kalka Shimla Toy Train Timings and Fare

Train Name                             Dep (Kalka)     Arr (Shimla)        Fare

72451 Rail Motor                        05:10            09:50            FC: Rs.305

52451 Shivalik Delux                 05:30            10:15             CC: Rs.415

52453 Shimla Express              06:00             11:05             2S: Rs.65

52455 Himalayan Queen         12:10              17:20            CC: Rs.255

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, head out to explore the most popular hill station in Northern India.

Start your day with a visit to the Jakhoo Temple, home to the world’s largest Hanuman statue. Apart from simply the statue, the temple is also known for its panoramic views of the Shivalik ranges and the small town of Sanjauli.

Head to the next stop in your Kalka-Shimla tour package, the Viceregal Lodge. Having served as the residence of the Indian Viceroy during the British Raj, this elaborately constructed building holds a rich historical significance.

Enjoy a lovely sunset at the Scandal Point, known to be the highest point in the town.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Post a sumptuous breakfast; commence your half hour long drive towards Naldehra for this fun-filled day in your Shimla holiday package.

Enjoy a game of golf this afternoon at the 9-hole golf course spread in an area of 4258 yards. The massive course hosts ten Par 4’s, six Par 3’s and two Par 5’s.

Further, head to Tattapani known to be a haven for adventure lovers. Delight in a river rafting experience in the strong currents of River Sutlej. Make sure you take a dip in the ice-cold water of the overflowing river. Make sure you carry an extra pair of clothes, first-aid kit, shoes and sunscreen lotion for the rafting experience in your Kalka to Shimla toy train tour package.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Post an early morning breakfast in your Shimla holiday tour package, step out for a day visit to Kufri. Located only a few kilometers away from Shimla, Kufri has ample to offer its visitors.

Start your day at Kufri with a visit to the zoological park housing rare species of Antelopes, bears, felines and many more.

Kufri is based at an elevation of 2510 meters, thereby making it a favourite hotspot for trekking and hiking enthusiasts. Start your trek to the top of the hill station as you capture plenty of photographs of the breathtakingly beautiful route.

Post the trek, continue your drive towards Chail. Upon arrival, check-in at your accommodation and freshen up.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Maple Resort, United 21 Resort, Fernhill Resort
  • Luxury: Treehouse Chail Villas, Ekant Retreat Resort

Suggested Restaurants: Café Simla Times, The Restaurant at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Eighteen71- Cookhouse & Bar

 

Trekking and Hiking Trails in Kufri

Kufri is a tiny charming hill station at the foothills of the great Himalayas, is situated at the southern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh and is popular for its pleasant climate and picturesque beauty. Kufri, positioned at an elevation of 2,510 m above the sea level, is popular for its striking trekking and hiking trails. Travelers having passion for adventure sports prefer to visit Kufri during winters to experience and get pleasure from skiing and tobogganing together from its snow clad hilly slopes.

This journey to the highest peak in Kufri can only be covered on horse/mule back, considering the path is very muddy and almost impossible to tread on foot.

The horses/mules can be hired for Rs. 650 for Mahasu and Rs. 380 to Deshu Peak. 

 

After kufri move towards Chail Drive, reach and check in to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at chail

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

After a lavish breakfast, step out to explore the lovely town of Chail on the fifth day of your Kalka to Shimla toy train package.

Visit the Sadhupul Lake where you can lay back and admire the beauty of nature. Sit on the wooden tables and chairs laid by the restaurant and enjoy a picnic the old-school way.

Seek blessings from Kali Devi at the Kali ka Tibba temple. The grandeur and elegance of this temple never fails to leave its deities and tourists in awe.

Another grand sight in the town of Chail awaiting you is the Gurudwara Sahib. Built to resemble Goan Churches from the interior, the beautiful structure is adorned with lush green gardens on the exterior.

Continue holiday with a drive back to the most beautiful hill station of India, Shimla. Upon arrival, check-in at your accommodation and freshen up.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Sadhupul Lake: Sadhupul Lake lies amongst Solan and Chail. There is an extension worked at this conjunction named as the Sadhupul Bridge. It is a wonderful spot where you can sit and appreciate nature. The Sadhupul Lake is famous for it’s restaurant on the lake where wooden tables and chairs are spaced across the water body. You can dangle your legs in the water when it’s low and enjoy a great meal. The chairs and tables are pulled back however when flow of the river is high.

 

Kali Ka Tibba: Kali Ka Tibba is a popular must see place in Chail. The main deity of the temple is Kali Devi who attracts a lot of pilgrims and tourists from all across the world. Kali ka Tibba is the ultimate destination for those who are looking for a peaceful journey away from city crowd. The view from the temple is so very mesmerizing that it almost absorbs you in its grandeur.

 

Gurudwara Sahib: the Gurudwara Saheb was sanctioned by Bhupinder Singh- the Maharaja of Patiala.It is around 200 meters from the Chail bus stand. It reminds of the structure and interior of the Goan Churches. It is one of the beautiful structures in Chail with a lovely green garden outside it.

It is time to bid adieu to the scenic town of Shimla. Post a hearty breakfast, check-out of the hotel and head to the station for the 16:25 pm departure of the Kalka-Shimla toy train taking you back to the town of Kalka.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Shimla to Kalka toy train timings:

Train

Name

Departure (Shimla)

Arrival (Kalka)

Fare

72452

Rail Motor

16:25

21:35

Rs.305

52452

Shivalik Delux

17:40

22:25

Rs.500

52454

Simla Express

18:15

23:20

Rs.65

52456 

Himalayan Queen

10:30

16:10

Rs.255

 

Extension 1: Day Trip to Theog and Fagu

Post an early morning breakfast, head to the higher, colder and less crowded town of Theog located at a distance of 32 km. from Shimla.

Visit the very famous Banthia Devta Temple housing ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. The intricate carvings on the walls of the temple depict Goddess Durga and Demon King Ravana.

Situated in a close proximity of 10 km. from Theog, is the mesmerizing town of Fagu. Spend a lovely evening at Fagu with a visit to the Old Gurkha Fort and the Water Catchment Sanctuary.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Shimla.

 



Shimla Hotels India

Standard HotelHotel Blossom: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Blossom Shimla is famous 2* hotel located at a distance of 4 km from Shimla and close to most of excursion like St Mary's Church, The Mall and Summer Hill.  There are 9 splendid rooms in the hotel that are categorized as Deluxe Room, Suite and Family suite. All the rooms are well-sourced with a tea/coffee maker, telephone, chair and table.

Restaurant: Hotel Blossom served multi cuisine restaurant facing the open lawn fills the dining experience with an alluring view.

 

Deluxe Hotel: The Cedar Grand Hotel and Spa: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Hotel Cedar grand is one of the finest Hotels of Shimla. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and world class SPA. Located  near Winter Field in Shimla, The hotel offers facilities like central heating in winters, conference hall and internet access. Round the clock Front Desk, Travel Desk and ample parking space are available for you. You can choose from 31 Valley-facing rooms, each tastefully furnished and with modern en-suite bathrooms boasting transparent see-through glass windows in sections of the wall.

Restaurant: The Cedar Grand Hotel and Spa served multi cuisines

 

Luxury HotelShimla Havens Resort: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Shimla Havens Resort is located at a distance of 16 km from Shimla Airport. This hotel in Shimla provides a fitness centre and the rooms offer a view of the forests.  The resort is an ideal place for those who are nature lover and who looking for a perfect peaceful holiday destination in the lap of nature. Resort is also famous for the party lovers where you can indulge in loud music and sensual drinks.

Restaurant: The Cedar restaurant offers views of the forest and serve Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes

 

Hotels in Chail

Standard Hotel: Deventure Hotel: TA Rank (3.5) – Certificate of Excellence

Deventure Hotel run by Smart-Value Hotels is a mid segment leisure hotel with best of amenities and Contemporary hospitality. The hotel rooms are spacious and offer great panoramic view of the picturesque mountain and serene pine and oak trees. Rooms come with wooden furnishings and have large windows that offer plenty of natural light. 

Restaurant: Deventure Hotel serve selection of Indian, Chinese and European dishes.

 

Deluxe HotelFernhill Resort: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Fernhill Resort located at Kano near to Blossom Hill and popular tourist attraction Gurudwara Sahib. Fernhill Resort Chail combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Shimla unforgettableThe natural surroundings, complete isolation and luxurious treatment make this resort a perfect accommodation option for leisure and business.

Restaurant: Fernhill Resort serves multi cuisines to enjoy your delicious taste.

 

Luxury Hotel: Treehouse Chail Villas: TA Rank (4.0)  -Certificate of Excellence

Treehouse Chail Villas can be reached from Shimla Railway Station which is at a distance of 39 km. We offer ultra modern wooden cottages with amazing views amidst apple & peach orchards. 32 tastefully designed cottages with fabulous wooden exteriors and flooring unwind the mind, body and soul of hill station lovers staying here.

Restaurant: Hotel offer Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine

 

How to Reach Shimla

By Flight: The nearest airport to Shimla is situated at Jubbarhatti, 22 kms from Shimla has regular flights from Delhi but due to bad weather conditions, flights may be irregular. Alternatively better option is to reach Chandigarh Airport at a distance of 120 Kms away, from chandigarh , you can board Holiday Travel Taxi to reach Shimla in approx 2.5-3 hours.

 

By Toy Train from Kalka: From Kalka, the Narrow-Gauge Kalka-Shimla Unesco - Heritage Toy Train connects to Shimla.The total distance covered is 96 kms from Kalka to Shimla with 107 Tunnels & 864 Bridges. The Shimla toy train starts Jouney at 656 meters (2,152 ft) above sea level in Kalka and reaches Shimla at an altitude of 2,076 meters.

The route offers a panoramic feast of the picturesque Himalayas from the Shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra,  Summerhill and Shimla. The Railway has 919 curves, the sharpest being 48 degrees. The journey takes about five-and-a-half hours to reach Shimla.

 

By Train: Indian Railways connects up-to Kalka ( about 100kms from shimla) By broad-gauge line.The Kalka station is connected to most major cities in India, including Delhi and Calcutta.

 

Best time to visit Shimla

Best time to visit Shimla in March to June: This is a popular tourist season in Shimla as the weather is quite pleasant and perfect for outdoor activities. The temperature is comfortable and usually varies between 15°C and 30°C. If you are into adventure sports then this is the ideal time to try paragliding, trekking, camping and rafting

 

Places to visit Shimla

Shimla Ridge: the town spills downwards, with winding roads linking up settlements and stone steps connecting each layer. The Cart Road encircles the base of the main settlement, and is the highest motorable road of Shimla. The Mall is open only to pedestrians. There is a lift run by the Himachal Tourist Department that connects the railway stations and Cart Road to the Mall.

 

The Mall Shimla: The Mall Shimla is the main attraction in Shimla, lined with shops selling woollen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. There is a palpable change of character from the times when the Mall was strictly out of bounds for all natives except royalty, to the Indian crowds that walk down it today.

 

Christ Church: At the eastern edge of the Ridge is the famous Christ Church, which was consecrated in 1857. It is a prominent yellow painted building with a Victorian-Gothic spire. In the church some of the finest stained glass windows in India depict faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience, and humility.

 

Tudor Library: Nearby to the church is the mock- Tudor Library, which was built in 1910.

 

Scandal Point: On the other extreme of the Ridge is the Scandal Point. A statue of the Lala Lajpat Rai dominates the place and groups of local people gather here in the afternoon for some casual chit-a-chat. The temple of Kali Bari is nearby to the Scandal Point enshrines the idol of Shyamla Devi, the presiding deity of Shimla. Town Hall reminds of the colonial past of Shimla, the timber lined General Post Office and the old Gaiety Theatre remind of teh Britishb Era. This popular hall was home to the Shimla Amateur Dramatic Society, complete with a gentlemen’s club where the discussion veered around the noble pursuit of cricket and horse racing.

 

St. Michael’s Cathedral/ Shimla church: The other important church, St. Michael’s Cathedral, which is built like a cruciform, is just off the Mall. Vice Regal Lodge, now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas (President’s House) is the most impressive colonial edifice of Shimla,located on the top of Observatory Hill, this Elizabethan mansion was built in 1888 for Lord Dufferin. It now houses the Institute of Advanced Studies, and is open only in some parts to the public.

 

The Glen: A thickly wooded area 4 kms to the northwest past the Cecil Hotel, Chadwick Falls, at 1,586 metres where the river drops 67 metres and is best visited during the monsoons.

 

The Sankat Mochan Temple: About 7 kms on the Shimla-Kalka road and the Himalayan Aviary close to the Viceregal Lodge, with a selection of birds like the monal, pheasant, pea fowls and peacocks. The Summer Hill is in suburbs of Shimla and is located about 5 kms away the town and a stop on the Kalka-Shimla rail line, has quiet walks through wooded surroundings. The Himachal Pradesh University is also located here.

 

The Summer Hill: The Summer Hill is in suburbs of Shimla and is located about 5 kms away the town and a stop on the Kalka-Shimla rail line, has quiet walks through wooded surroundings. The Himachal Pradesh University is also located here.

 

Places Around Shimla at 20-30 km

Naldehra: Naldehra, at an altitude of 2050 m and 23 km from Shimla on Shimla- Tattapani road, houses the oldest and the highest golf course in India. In the middle of the course is a temple, Mahunag Mandir. It was a favorite pastime spot of Lord Curzon.

 

Chail: Chail is a lush green setting and was the former capital of the Patiala State. It has the world’s highest cricket ground at a height of 2250 m, built in 1893. It is also a hiker’s paradise and there is a wildlife sanctuary at a distance of 3 km from here. Himachal Tourism runs the Palace Hotel (Earlier the Palace of Maharaja Of Patiala)

 

Fagu: Fagu Situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road (22-km), at a height of 2,450m Fagu is gifted with some enchanting views. Himachal Tourism runs the Hotel peach Blossom.

 

Kufri: Kufri, at distance of 16 km from Shimla and at an altitude of 2510 m above sea level, is a site offering some famous hikes and wonderful snow for skiing in winters. An enjoyable walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak. The Himalayan Nature Park here has a good collection of animals and birds found in the region.

 

Mashobra: Situated on Shimla-Naldehra road at a height of 2149 mt. . A place of unique beauty, Mashobra is an ideal interlude beneath the oaks and the pines. Featuring beautiful gardens spattered with the daffodils, hyacinths, asphodels and celandines, it is a popular weekend resort, dotted with delightful villas and innumerable picnic spots. Goddess Durga temple is worth seeing From here, a track leads down to Sipur, which is an exquisite glade shaded by ancient deodar trees. A fair  is held here every April/May. About 3 km from Mashobra is the lovely resort of Craignano.

 

Things to do in Shimla

Shimla, one of India's favourite tourist destination,derives it's name from the Hindu goddess Shyamala Devi who was an incarnation of Kali.

 

Ice Skating: The ice skating season usually begins in the start of December and goes on till the end of February. The cold weather and clear skies make sure that people have undisturbed sessions of ice-skating. The place comes alive with festivities, feasts, carnivals and colorful fancy dress competitions for children. It is the time to enjoy the cold weather and indulge in not just sports but also sinful hogging

 

Trekking at Jakhu Temple

Jakhoo Hill is 2 km from the Ridge, at a height of 2500m. Jakhu Hill is the highest peak in Shimla and offers a beautiful view of the town and of the Himalayas. It is a steep 45 minute walk to the top of the hill, however for those who are not familiar with hill or mountain climbing it will take more than an hour. On the way to the top of the hill, there are beautiful views of hills, surrounding valleys, huge trees and of course the playful monkeys jumping from one tree to another.

 

River-Rafting: The famous white water rafting place in Shimla is water rafting from Chabba to Tattapani a stretch of 12 km. and two hours river down challenging the rapids of aggressive Sutlej river.

 

River-Rafting:

 

Shopping at Mall Road: The famous white water rafting place in Shimla is water rafting from Chabba to Tattapani a stretch of 12 km. and two hours river down challenging the rapids of aggressive Sutlej river.

 

Glen: Glen is a u shaped valley, located near to Andale and Summer Hill forest amid dense forest of deodar and pine trees. This famous spot has a hiking trail that extends towards Summer Hill and Chora maidan, where tourists get to explore the dense surroundings of Shimla while enjoying the calmness and the greenery around. A bubbling stream known as the Chadwick falls flows through the place. This dazzling stream flows from an elevation of 1830 meters. People can take a joyful bath in the chilling hilly stream water at Glenn that is all the more exciting.   Glen can also be reached by car till the Annandale road. However, a walk to this amazing place would be a different experience altogether.

 

Best Restaurants in Shimla

Shimla is so much more than the bustling, snow-capped capital of Himachal Pradesh. Along with scenic views of the beautiful mountain tiers, this picturesque city offers a melting pot of mouthwatering cuisines. Mall the main tourist attraction has a most number of popular restaurants and eating joints. Devicos is a multi-cuisine restaurant, serving north Indian, south Indian, Chinese and Continental.

 

Baljees Restaurant: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence

North Indian, South Indian, Mughalai, Continental, Middle East

 

The Devicos Restaurant: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental

 

Tripti Restaurant: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Famous for South Indian dishes

 

Shimla Kalka Toy Train Timings

Train Name    Dep (Shimla)    Arr (Kalka)    Fare

72452 Rail Motor    16:25    21:35    FC: Rs. 305

52452 Shivalik Delux    17:40    22:25    CC: Rs. 500

52454 Simla Express    18:15    23:20    2S: Rs.65

52456 Himalayan Queen    10:30    16:10    CC: Rs.255

 

Kalka to Shimla - Toy Train Booking

Bookings for all the above trains can be made at IRCTC website or Holiday Travel can give you end to end package tour.

 

Which toy train from Kalka to Shimla?

Shivalik Express and Rail Motor Car are recommended toy trains to Shimla from Kalka. Shimla is a famous hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It serves as a summer getaway for people from all across India. Of the various attractions in Shimla, the most sought after and mesmerizing is the Kalka Shimla toy train. It takes you through lush green mountains with scenic, misty views. Started in 1903, the toy train route has now been listed as a UNESCO site.

FOR BEST DEALS CONTACT US AT +91-9418093019

 

Package Inclusion:

  • 05 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and dinner

  • 04 Day sightseeing of Shimla and Kufri

  • 01 Night stay at Chail hotel with sightseeing

  • Toy Train Tour

  • Parking, Toll tax and driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, busfare and railway fare

  • Lunch

  • Any activity charges

  • Gst Tax

Shimla Holiday & Honeymoon with Toy Train Kalka to Shimla - Itinerary

Start your Kalka to Shimla tour package with the 5:30 am departure of the toy train from the Kalka station. En-route the journey, witness mesmerizing views of the pine-covered hilltops and the diverse flora and fauna.

Upon arrival at Shimla, check-in at your hotel and freshen up. Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the local restaurants on the Mall Road.

Spend the first evening of your Kalka-Shimla toy train tour with a visit to the Ridge, the most popular point in Shimla. Visit the numerous cafes, shops, bars and boutiques lined along the stretch.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Kalka to Shimla Toy Train Timings:

Train

Name

Departure (Kalka)

Arrival (Shimla)

Fare

72451

Rail Motor

05:10

09:50

Rs.305

52451

Shivalik Delux

05:30

10:15

Rs.415

52453

Simla Express

06:00

11:05

Rs.65

52455 

Himalayan Queen

12:10

17:20

Rs.255

 

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Hotel Sansar, Hotel Sidharath and Hotel Shiwalik Regency
  • Luxury: The Oberoi Cecil, Wildflower Hall and Radisson Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: Café Sol, Goofa Ashiana, 45 Central Perk

 

Mall Road Shimla

The Ridge Shimla

 

Which toy train from Kalka to Shimla?

Shivalik Express and Rail Motor Car are recommended toy trains to Shimla from Kalka. Shimla Express and Himalayan queen are not particularly interesting as they do not have comfortable seating arrangements and also stop at all stations.

 

Kalka Shimla Toy Train Timings and Fare

Train Name                             Dep (Kalka)     Arr (Shimla)        Fare

72451 Rail Motor                        05:10            09:50            FC: Rs.305

52451 Shivalik Delux                 05:30            10:15             CC: Rs.415

52453 Shimla Express              06:00             11:05             2S: Rs.65

52455 Himalayan Queen         12:10              17:20            CC: Rs.255

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, head out to explore the most popular hill station in Northern India.

Start your day with a visit to the Jakhoo Temple, home to the world’s largest Hanuman statue. Apart from simply the statue, the temple is also known for its panoramic views of the Shivalik ranges and the small town of Sanjauli.

Head to the next stop in your Kalka-Shimla tour package, the Viceregal Lodge. Having served as the residence of the Indian Viceroy during the British Raj, this elaborately constructed building holds a rich historical significance.

Enjoy a lovely sunset at the Scandal Point, known to be the highest point in the town.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Post a sumptuous breakfast; commence your half hour long drive towards Naldehra for this fun-filled day in your Shimla holiday package.

Enjoy a game of golf this afternoon at the 9-hole golf course spread in an area of 4258 yards. The massive course hosts ten Par 4’s, six Par 3’s and two Par 5’s.

Further, head to Tattapani known to be a haven for adventure lovers. Delight in a river rafting experience in the strong currents of River Sutlej. Make sure you take a dip in the ice-cold water of the overflowing river. Make sure you carry an extra pair of clothes, first-aid kit, shoes and sunscreen lotion for the rafting experience in your Kalka to Shimla toy train tour package.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Post an early morning breakfast in your Shimla holiday tour package, step out for a day visit to Kufri. Located only a few kilometers away from Shimla, Kufri has ample to offer its visitors.

Start your day at Kufri with a visit to the zoological park housing rare species of Antelopes, bears, felines and many more.

Kufri is based at an elevation of 2510 meters, thereby making it a favourite hotspot for trekking and hiking enthusiasts. Start your trek to the top of the hill station as you capture plenty of photographs of the breathtakingly beautiful route.

Post the trek, continue your drive towards Chail. Upon arrival, check-in at your accommodation and freshen up.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Suggested Accommodation:

  • Budget: Maple Resort, United 21 Resort, Fernhill Resort
  • Luxury: Treehouse Chail Villas, Ekant Retreat Resort

Suggested Restaurants: Café Simla Times, The Restaurant at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Eighteen71- Cookhouse & Bar

 

Trekking and Hiking Trails in Kufri

Kufri is a tiny charming hill station at the foothills of the great Himalayas, is situated at the southern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh and is popular for its pleasant climate and picturesque beauty. Kufri, positioned at an elevation of 2,510 m above the sea level, is popular for its striking trekking and hiking trails. Travelers having passion for adventure sports prefer to visit Kufri during winters to experience and get pleasure from skiing and tobogganing together from its snow clad hilly slopes.

This journey to the highest peak in Kufri can only be covered on horse/mule back, considering the path is very muddy and almost impossible to tread on foot.

The horses/mules can be hired for Rs. 650 for Mahasu and Rs. 380 to Deshu Peak. 

 

After kufri move towards Chail Drive, reach and check in to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at chail

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

After a lavish breakfast, step out to explore the lovely town of Chail on the fifth day of your Kalka to Shimla toy train package.

Visit the Sadhupul Lake where you can lay back and admire the beauty of nature. Sit on the wooden tables and chairs laid by the restaurant and enjoy a picnic the old-school way.

Seek blessings from Kali Devi at the Kali ka Tibba temple. The grandeur and elegance of this temple never fails to leave its deities and tourists in awe.

Another grand sight in the town of Chail awaiting you is the Gurudwara Sahib. Built to resemble Goan Churches from the interior, the beautiful structure is adorned with lush green gardens on the exterior.

Continue holiday with a drive back to the most beautiful hill station of India, Shimla. Upon arrival, check-in at your accommodation and freshen up.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Sadhupul Lake: Sadhupul Lake lies amongst Solan and Chail. There is an extension worked at this conjunction named as the Sadhupul Bridge. It is a wonderful spot where you can sit and appreciate nature. The Sadhupul Lake is famous for it’s restaurant on the lake where wooden tables and chairs are spaced across the water body. You can dangle your legs in the water when it’s low and enjoy a great meal. The chairs and tables are pulled back however when flow of the river is high.

 

Kali Ka Tibba: Kali Ka Tibba is a popular must see place in Chail. The main deity of the temple is Kali Devi who attracts a lot of pilgrims and tourists from all across the world. Kali ka Tibba is the ultimate destination for those who are looking for a peaceful journey away from city crowd. The view from the temple is so very mesmerizing that it almost absorbs you in its grandeur.

 

Gurudwara Sahib: the Gurudwara Saheb was sanctioned by Bhupinder Singh- the Maharaja of Patiala.It is around 200 meters from the Chail bus stand. It reminds of the structure and interior of the Goan Churches. It is one of the beautiful structures in Chail with a lovely green garden outside it.

It is time to bid adieu to the scenic town of Shimla. Post a hearty breakfast, check-out of the hotel and head to the station for the 16:25 pm departure of the Kalka-Shimla toy train taking you back to the town of Kalka.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Shimla to Kalka toy train timings:

Train

Name

Departure (Shimla)

Arrival (Kalka)

Fare

72452

Rail Motor

16:25

21:35

Rs.305

52452

Shivalik Delux

17:40

22:25

Rs.500

52454

Simla Express

18:15

23:20

Rs.65

52456 

Himalayan Queen

10:30

16:10

Rs.255

 

Extension 1: Day Trip to Theog and Fagu

Post an early morning breakfast, head to the higher, colder and less crowded town of Theog located at a distance of 32 km. from Shimla.

Visit the very famous Banthia Devta Temple housing ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. The intricate carvings on the walls of the temple depict Goddess Durga and Demon King Ravana.

Situated in a close proximity of 10 km. from Theog, is the mesmerizing town of Fagu. Spend a lovely evening at Fagu with a visit to the Old Gurkha Fort and the Water Catchment Sanctuary.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Shimla.

 

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