Ride the famous Shimla toy train

Arguably the most famous of India’s narrow-gauge ‘toy train’ railways. The Kalka-Shimla railway was inaugurated by the British Viceroy Lord Curzon in November 1903 and served as the main access point for Shimla, the summer capital of colonial India.  The entire line links Kalka, at 640 metres above sea level, with Shimla, at 2060 metres above sea level. Along its journey the train passes through 102 tunnels, across 969 bridges, around 919 curves and stops at 20 railway stations. The line’s history and stunning views have been recognized by UNESCO, making this line one of the very few heritage railways in the world.

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