Going from Kalka to Shimla in the toy train is an experience with a difference. The route is mountainous and one can find the breathtaking beauty on the way. The villages and the surrounding hills look awesome on the way. Purchased by the British government during the year 1906 after the construction, Kalka Shimla train route is in the list of the UNESCO world heritage sites because of the core engineering involved during the construction. The government purchased the company during that time for an amount of Rs 1, 71, 07,748 RS This is in the list of mountain railways.
The other three are Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus, Nilgiri mountain railway and Darjeeling Himalayan railway. This railway track is an important part of Himachal tourism India. On the way of the Kalka Shimla railway line, comes a wonderful destination of Solan also called small Shimla. During the summer season, there is a festival dedicated to the goddess Solani Devi. There are twenty stations on this track. Before reaching Shimla, there comes a hill station known as Summer Hill. Some of the destinations in this roue are Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, Totu (Jutogh), Summerhill.
There were originally one hundred and seven tunnels on the Kalka Shimla route but in the present times only one hundred and two tunnels are in use. The tunnel 103 has become a landmark and is quite famous. Among the longest tunnels of the route is the tunnel of Barog. It is said that the tunnel engineer Colonel Barog committed suicide because of some miscalculation in joining the two ends. He committed suicide after he was fined one rupee and could not take the insult. After this, the chief engineer Herlington finished the project. One can describe the Kalka Shimla railway line among the marvels of hill railway engineering. It is better to consult the Himachal tour guide before taking a trip on this railway route.
Summer hill is the second last station of the route as the train passes from Kalka. The last hill station is Shimla. Summer hill is located in the west of Shimla ridge. Here, one can find the deodar and pine slopes. The father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi had stayed here during his struggle for the Indian independence.
Himachal Pradesh is simply outstanding in the natural beauty and time here is a dream time. Himachal toy train ride is a memory that lasts long.
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