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This is One of the Epic train Journeys of the World !!
Locally known as “The Toy Train” because of the Narrow Gauge that it operates on, The journey is only 96k, But it passes through an incredible 103 tunnels as it snakes it’s way up from the plain to Shimla which is at an altitude of 2205 meters
Kalka to Shimla
Train – 241 Shivalk Delux Express
Departure time – 05.30
Cost – 300 rupee
Class that we chose – First Class, Chair Class
Estimated duration of Journey – 6 hours (Information from Lonely Planet)
Actual duration of Our journey – 5 hours
This Train is like stepping back in time to the colonial era, you sit on plush comfortable upholstered seats, Your meals are served to you on wooden tray-tables as you sir back and enjoy the view !!
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