Shimla Toy Train: Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shimla Kalka Railway is a narrow gauge railway along the rugged route from Kalka to Shimla. This ride is a fairy-tale journey into the heart of the nature, offering a grand view of pine covered hill tops, flora and fauna, and the typical picture which makes the hills, queen of hills. With 96 Kms in length, 103 tunnels (initially 107) and more than 800 bridges, Kalka Shimla railways was opened to traffic in 1903. Barog tunnel is the longest tunnel in the route. The Chief Engineer of the project was H.S. Harington. The main purpose was establishing better connectivity with the summer capital. If you want to experience the charm of old-world travel amidst lofty pines, lush green fields and misty mountains, Kalka Shimla Heritage Toy Train Ride is must.
Kangra Valley Toy Train: 164 Kms long Kangra rail line was also constructed by British engineers. But the main purpose was to move the heavy machinery required to construct the Shanan hydropower project situated in Jogindernagar. Unlike Kalka Shimla rail track which houses number of tunnels; this railhead has only two tunnels. The track offers some of the spectacular views of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. The steepest stretch is one between Baijnath and Jogindernagar. Here the speed of the train will slow down as the valleys become sharper and deeper. The train passes through valley, rivers and many beautiful places and towards the last stretch of the journey snow-capped Dhauladhar hills will be visible. To make your trip a memorable experience it is a must take ride for one.