Kalka-Shimla Railways

Often described as the greatest narrow-gauge engineering feat in India, Kalka-Shimla Railways is one of the 20 vintage toy train railways in the world. A notable feature of this railway track is the absence of girder bridges. Multi-arched galleries and Roman aqueducts (that are the means of carrying the line over the narrow valleys between hill spurs) are other remarkable features. This rail route links Kalka at an altitude of 2,000 ft with Shimla at 7,000 ft. Both ordinary and luxury trains offer services on Kalka-Shimla track.

Kalka-Shimla Railways touches major tourist's points such as Dharampur, Solan, Tara Devi, Summer Hill and Barog. On this particular journey, the train passes through 103 tunnels and 969 bridges.

Coming under the administration of Kalka-Shimla Railways, Barog Railway Station is set agaist picturesque surroundings and is the halting point for breakfast. Dharampur Railway Station, at a height of 4,900 ft and 20 miles from Kalka, is the main station. One can enjoy the scenic beauty of hills and valleys on the way to Shimla. In short, traveling along this unique railway tracks would be an unforgettable experience for travelers.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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