I was too late for reservation when I planned to come back to Kalka by Toy-Train. There are different types of Toy-Trains between Shimla and Kalka but its very important to get the reservation in advance...
Finally I reached Railway station and there are 130 waitings for Himalyan Queen and they asked me to get a normal ticket for 33 Rs for passenger train. YES : Ticket for 33 Rs for Kalka from Shimla. I asked for getting a reserved seat and he directed me to Room-14 to get seat reservation in Chair-Car in Passenger... Gentleman asked me to get seat in another Chair-car where one can grab a seat with 33 Rs ticket.. First Come First Serve System... I liked it (Difference between Delhi and Himachal )
Pessenger Train: (Ordinary Fair : 33 Rs, First Class Fair: 173 Rs)
Deluxe Rail-Car (Fair: 340 Rs)
These trains acquires up a moderate average speed of 25-30 km throughout its passage...
Ordinary Rail-Car (Fair: 216 Rs)
Travelling on these trains is a thrilling experience as the trains and the landscape of high hills, long tunnels, bridges & valleys, which one encounters on the way leaves a lasting impression of joy. Do not miss this experience.
Himalyan queen is one of the nice trains on the narrow gauge track...
FIARS: (Chair Car: 139 Rs, Ordinary: 33 Rs)
Kalka Simla Toy Train has about 7 coaches that can accommodate least 180 passengers in a single trip....
There are two Luxurious trains on this route: Shivalik Express & Shivalik Palace...
Fair of 340 Rs which includes newspaper/tea, breakfast & dinner veg./non veg.
Its non stop train with on board catering. Wall to wall carpeting, improved lighting system.
Its with In-house kitchen, dining table, wall-to-wall carpeting, improved decor, lighting system. Can accommodate 6 pax. Attachable with any train on demand.
Kalka Shimla: 4850 Rs Shimla Kalka: 3375 Rs
This magnificent train was inaugurated by the British viceroy, Lord Curzon in November 1903, almost covering the distance of 96 km from Kalka through the curving tracks, up to Shimla hills- the summer capital of colonial India.
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