How To Book Shimla Toy Train? A Step-By-Step Guide

by Shreya Ghosh
How To Book Shimla Toy Train? A Step-By-Step Guide

Shimla is one of the most alluring cities in India. The capital city of Himachal Pradesh attracts humongous crowds every year to travel the nooks and corners of the city. The colonial-designed buildings, rich greenery, and pristine lakes surrounded by snow-clad mountains seem like straight out of a picture. To witness the authenticity and the beauty of the place, the toy train is surely the best option. Want to know how to book the Shimla toy train? Then, keep reading!

The Kalka-Shimla Toy Train is an experience of a lifetime. Riding the train in the most perfect weather and watching the picturesque views of nature showing its magic; nothing can beat this thrill. Also, this train ride is often regarded as one of India’s most stunning railway journeys. The Himachal Pradesh State Government declared this toy train a heritage site in 2007. Later in 2008, it got extreme recognition; it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Also read: Travel From Chandigarh Airport To Shimla, Manali & Dharamshala On Volvo Buses

Built more than a century back in 1903, this ride and its intricacies are undoubtedly one of India’s most miraculous constructions of engineering. The entire ride covers 102 tunnels, 864 bridges, and 919 stunning curves.


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A Step-By-Step Guide On Booking Shimla Toy Train:

Visit the official website of IRCTC and register yourself.

  • Click on the link mentioning ‘plan my travel’.
  • Select the railway stations you would like to. For this ride, you need to select Shimla (SML).
  • Fill up the necessary details; date of travelling, type of ticket, etc.
  • If the coach and train are available, then click on ‘book ticket’.
  • The ticket reservation page will appear after this. You will need to check whether all the details are the same as you opted for.
  • Then add the details like the number of people, seat preferences, age, gender, etc.
  • End the process by making the payment.
  • You will receive an SMS and/or an email notification with all the necessary details after you are done with all these steps.
  • You will have to print the details out if you have not chosen the e-ticket option.
  • There are mainly 2 options for the ticket; an e-ticket that will stay with you and an i-ticket which will be delivered to an address you submit.

For the journey of 96 km, around 5-6 hours, there are various types of toy train rides available.

Prices Of The Tickets:

  • Rail Motor Car- ₹160 for children and ₹320 for adults
  • Shivalik Deluxe Express- ₹255 for children and ₹510 for adults
  • Himalayan Queen- ₹235 for children and ₹470 for adults

If you are planning a  tour to Shimla, then here’s a virtual tour for you. It will surely help you to plan your itinerary.