Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shimla Kalka Train

The most exciting way to reach Shimla is to travel on most adventurous Kalka to Shimla Toy Train. The track of the train is smaller in width between Shimla and Kalka and is popularly known as meter guage track established in 1903 by British India Government. The total distance covered by Shimla Toy Train is approximately 96 kms covering 102 tunnels and around 87 bridges.
The total stations covered by the toy train from Kalka to Shimla are 20 in number which still uses the old Neals Token Instrument system for interlocking the track.

The track connects Kalka at the height of 656 meter to Shimla at 2076 meter from mean sea level. What makes your journey on this adventurous train more exciting are the 900 curves out of which the sharpest curve is of 48 degree.

It takes around 5 hours to reach Shimla from Kalka. Shimla Toy Train is one of the best train journey provided by Indian Railways.

On 9th November 2008, UNESCO World Heritage declared -Kalka–Shimla Railway as the world heritage site.

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