Kalka Shimla toy train booking

Kalka to shimla through toy train offers a grand view of pine covered hill tops, flora and fauna, and the typical picture which makes the hills, queen of hills. Toy train is the best mode of transport to explore the treasuries of great Himalayas. Toy train has now come under the world heritage list of UNESCO and stands at fourth rank.  It fascinates the visitors and there is no going back to their native places. The scenic beauty which starts from Kalka to Shimla is thrilling and wonderful throughout the route.

Time taken by tiny toy train to reach Shimla is around 5-6 hours. The Kalka Shimla route is 96 km long, including 103 tunnels except for one which no longer exists. The Kalka Shimla train track is a narrow gauge.  Every tunnel has its own story. The longest tunnel of Barog will take around 3 minutes to reach the other end. Visitors will also come across the artful humped bridges. The toy train ride covers main passenger points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Barog, Taradevi, Summer hill and Shimla.

Kalka Shimla toy train booking

Please not that the Kalka Shimla toy train bookings open only one month in advance, not like other trains which open two months in advance. Bookings have to be done in advance especially in summer and winter, as large numbers of tourists are pouring in. During Dussehra holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year, there is so much rush, it’s better to book your ticket early. The service is available seven days a week. Toy train advance bookings can be done online through a number of websites. IRCTC, a government undertaking of the Indian Railways is the nodal agency for all online ticket bookings of  Kalka Shimla trains. Tickets can also be booked from affiliate websites of IRCTC. The following are some of the links:

cleartrip.com | IRCTC Online Passenger Reservation System | yatra.com | Makemytrip.com

The source station to select is Kalka (KLK) and destination station is Simla (SML)

The Shimla Kalka toy train bookings can also be done anywhere in India at Indian railways online ticket counters.

Since the journey through the toy train takes more time so you can enjoy sightseeing of Himalayan hills. The train will pass through lush green landscapes, dense pine and deodar forests which will surely make you wordless.

The train schedule of various trains which run between Shimla and Kalka is given below. Select your convenient time and book the tickets

Kalka to Shimla toy trains numbers and timings

Train Number Train name Departure time Arrival time
52457 KLK SML Pass 4:00 AM 9:15 AM
52451 Shivalik Dix Exp 5:30 AM 10:15 AM
52453 Kalka Shimla Exp 6:00 AM 11:00 AM
52455 Himalayan Queen 12:10 PM 5:20 PM
72451 Rail Motor 11:35 AM 3:40 PM

Shimla to Kalka toy train numbers and timings

Train Number Train Name Departure time Arrival time
52456 Himalayan Queen 10:30 AM 4:05 PM
52458 KLK SML 2:25 PM 8:10 PM
52452 Shivalik Dlx Exp 5:40 PM 10:20 PM
52454 Kalka Shimla Exp 6:15 PM 11:15 PM
72452 Rail Motor 11:30 AM 4:25 PM

The following are the holiday special trains

Train No. Departure Kalka Arrival Shimla Train No. Dep. Shimla Arrival Kalka
253 6:00 11:05 258 9:25 15:15
257 12:30 18:35 254 15:50 21:05
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