Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, the Kalka to Shimla Railway is to many the highlight of the region. The construction of the 96km long, single-track line was completed in 1903 and is still in perfect working order. The train travels at a maximum of 15mph through a multitude of tunnels and over numerous bridges. To enjoy the best views you will catch the train from Shimla to Kandaghat station (or vice versa depending on the flow of your itinerary) where your driver will meet you. It’s a slow but incredibly fascinating journey through the foothills of the Himalayas. Some prefer to do the full toy train ride journey between Kalka and Shimla, however we suggest a shorter journey (approximately two hours between Kandaghat and Shimla). Please note your local guide in Shimla will be able to show you the old steam train, rarely used these days but it is well looked after and fun to have a look on board.