The Trains to Shimla will transport you to a fairytale land, complete with mountain mists, spectacular deep valleys and the fleeting sight of a gurgling stream.
The trains to Shimla from Kalka also passes through stations which are tourist spots in themselves; the important stations include Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Barog, Salogra, Summerhill and of course Shimla. The spectacular scenery along the route will leave you spellbound.
Shimla Railway Station
The trains to Shimla from Kalka chugs through 102 tunnels. The tunnels themselves bear many a legend. For example the longest tunnel at Barog bears the blood of its engineer-creator who reportedly committed suicide after an engineering mistake. The Barog tunnel is an amazing 1143.61 meters long and passes through fissured sand-stone.
The trains to Shimla passes over 864 bridges. Only one of the 864 bridges has a steel truss; the rest are multi-arched galleries akin to ancient Roman aqueducts.
The first train of the few trains to Shimla starts its ascent from Kalka railway station at 4AM in the morning.
Last Updated on : 4/9/2012