You Can Now Go On 3 New Toy Train Rides In Himachal Pradesh

by Sanjana Shenoy
You Can Now Go On 3 New Toy Train Rides In Himachal Pradesh

Travelling on the Kalka-Shimla toy train is undoubtedly on everyone’s bucket list. The UNESCO World Heritage Site offers one of the most scenic railway journeys in India traversing pine-covered hilltops, tunnels, bridges and stunning curves. So, it’s indeed a moment of joy to know that the Indian Railways will soon launch a set of three new toy trains in Himachal Pradesh after 118 years. Here’s what you must know.

Himachal Pradesh To Get 3 New Toy Trains On Kalka-Shimla Route

According to a Hindustan Times report, Indian Railways will deploy three new toy trains on the Shimla-Kalka route by the end of 2022. The new coaches will be made in the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Kapurthala. They shall be designed by German manufacturer Linke Hofmann Busch. The new trains shall feature 180 degrees rotatable seats that will offer you the chance to savour panoramic mountain views in full glory.

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Picture Credits: Shimla Tourism

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Train To Have Large Windows & Glass Rooftop Like Vistadome

It shall also be AC coaches with Wi-Fi for infotainment, emergency alarm push buttons, passenger announcement system, sink-in LED destination board and passenger information system. Moreover, just like Vistadome coaches, you can expect large windows in the new toy trains that offer unending landscape views. And that’s not all. The curved glass on the roof would mean looking up at the sky to watch flying birds and feel the warm sunshine on your face. If this isn’t exciting for travel enthusiasts, then we wonder what is! Travel enthusiasts, here are the top 10 places you must visit in Himachal Pradesh.