Very early start (about 5.30!) for our journey to Shimla. We took the Shatabdi Express from Delhi to Kalka, approx 4 hours. It was a very nice journey with spacious reclining seats, air con and meals served throughout the duration.
Kalka station - cows wander around everywhere!
From Kalka we took the toy train for our 5 hour journey to Shimla.
This rail link was built by the British in 1899 and has a total of 102 tunnels! It was a beautiful scenic journey climbing up through very pretty locations and stations.
There were plenty of stops
at stations for food or toilets