Shimla Toy Train

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DELHI – CHANDIGARH – TRAIN TOY TRAIN/SHIMLA – WILDFLOWER HALL- DELHI

Let us start this journey with a few days at the new 5-star stay Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa and a chance to explore Le Corbusier’s city Chandigarh. It is said that journeys that are closer to nature never turn a traveler tired or weary, somehow the natural surroundings and the purity and peace infuses constant energy within. Same is the case with this wonderfully scenic toy train journey from Kalka to Shimla.

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The tour begins in the national capital of Delhi, where you get to relax for a day. You can also spend few hours in sightseeing. There are a lot of monuments of the British Raj, the Mughal and the pre-Mughal era too! The next destination is Le Corbusier’s city Chandigarh.

Then to Kalka where you are assisted with boarding the Toy Train up to the old colonial town of Shimla No amount of words can actually describe the charm and wonder that this ride grants. It is a pure case of see to believe.

The 100-year-old Heritage Shimla Toy Train covers 96kms crossing 103 tunnels and more than 800 gothic styled bridges and viaducts. The whole path is flanked by cedar and pine trees on both sides. The entire route is also strewn with pomegranate and pear orchards. As the cool breeze sweeps your face, and views get more and more charming the mountains and the clouds create dramatic glimpses that can leave any traveler enamored!!

The joyride ends at Shimla. The next couple of days is well spent taking in the natural beauty of this town. There is so much history here to discover, take a stroll on Mall Road thinking back at the ladies in long petticoat skirts with their umbrellas taking shade from the sun when the British Raj used to escape the heat on the plains in summer or go for a local trek. You will also visit the Viceregal Lodge, and the famous Jakhu Temple crowded with countless monkeys!!

Next stop is the quaint little town of Mashobra a pretty place to discover too. It is an ideal place for soft treks, walks or even endless hours gazing at the mountain peaks or even read your favorite author sitting under any of the oak or pine canopies!!

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Starting from £2874.00

International flights & VIP meet at aircraft door included - more Special Value inclusions listed below

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Special Value

  • When you book this tour we will give you a gift a DVD film called ‘Mystic India.’
  • International flights included
  • VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
  • Useful gift is given to you on arrival
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private car & driver for all road transfers
  • Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
  • Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
  • Meals as per itinerary (BB = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
  • Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
  • Full day sightseeing of New & Old Delhi
  • Full day sightseeing of Chandigarh & Rock Garden
  • Enjoy the Toy Train from Shimla to Kalka
  • Sightseeing in Shimla
  • Leisure days in Mashobra to relax or take some local walks

Our  Tour features the following locations

DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh is among the top destinations to see India at its absolute best. The city is clean, beautiful, glamorous and immensely cosmopolitan, and the food here is worth dying for (butter chicken anyone?) Each sector in the city is pedestrian-friendly with stunning boulevards, beautiful gardens and ample of lakes for added effect. The shopping here is great, and you always have all kinds of nightclubs, bars and restaurants to choose from. India’s first planned city does justice to its popularity, a standing symbol of peace and serenity in a country where major cities are always expected to be chaotic and noisy. Some of the top things to see and do here include the Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake and a trip to the neighbouring hills for an overdose of nature. For a peek into the Indian culture, don’t miss out on a play at the Tagore Theatre.

SHIMLA: The capital of Himachal Pradesh is everything you’d expect from a bustling Himalayan town. It has a penchant for presenting some of the best weather in the country and awe-inspiring scenery which attracts visitors from far and wide. The Mall Road, Shimla’s main street, is home to a bustling bazaar, incredible car-free experiences and maze-like alleys that are full of colonial-era relics. For a unique adventure, head over to Jakhoo Hill, the highest point of Shimla. The place really does have some of the most stunning views of the surrounding peaks and pastures. Sunrise and sunset views of Scandal Point are equally amazing. Adventure lovers cannot miss out on Kufri and Chadwick Falls either.

MASHOBRA: About 10 kilometres from Shimla is a quaint little town called Mashobra. Started by the English when they established Shimla, Mashobra has since grown and houses some amazingly beautiful spots that as yet have not been crowded out. To begin with, up the mountain is an enchanting little meadow called “The Talai” by the local inhabitants, and the road leading to this meadow meanders alongside the now rundown estate of the Maharaja of Faridkot. 

Shimla Toy Train

The Kalka-Shimla Railway Documentary Part 1

DAY 01 – DEPART FOR DELHI
Depart you chosen airport today bound for Delhi, arriving tomorrow.

DAY 02 – ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi today. VIP meet at aircraft door, assistant through baggage control, then outside the airport to meet our local representatives, where you will be meet at the arrivals door then transferred to your hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight.

DAY 03 – DELHI (B)
Today, after breakfast, you will enjoy a full day private guided sightseeing tour of New & Old Delhi taking in all the major sights.

DAY 04 – DELHI TO CHANDIGARH (B)
Today you will start your drive to Chandigarh, you can take the train, but this is such a lovely journey, especially with stops along the way for a Chai, stretch your legs and meet the locals, you will get some great photos shots.

On arrival check in to your hotel…. the rest of the day is to relax in this lovely new 5-star luxury Oberoi Hotel.

DAY 05 – CHANDIGARH (B)
After a leisure morning, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Chandigarh.

Return to your hotel late afternoon, then at leisure. This is a lovely place to unwind for a few days, so if you can squeeze and an extra day in, then ask us to add another night to your tour.

DAY 06 – CHANDIGARH via KALKA TO SHIMLA (B)
Morning at leisure then later transfer to Kalka railway station where you are assisted with boarding the Himalayan Queen Toy Train to Shimla departing at 1210 arriving into Shimla at 1720.

On arrival, transferred to your hotel, then at leisure.

DAY 07 – SHIMLA (B)
After breakfast, you are taken on a private guided tour of Shimla, visiting the Vice Regal Lodge and Gaiety Theatre. Afternoon take a walk on the mall road.

DAY 08 – SHIMLA (B)
Today is a leisure day to relax or take a walk out on your own.

Optional Extra: A full day trip to Kufri and Chail with Packed Lunch, tell us to include this at the time of booking

DAY 09 SHIMLA TO MASHOBRA (B)
Morning at leisure then later drive to Mashobra (1 Hr) and Check-in at the Wildflower Hall

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax, tell us to include this at the time of booking

DAY 10 – MASHOBRA (B)
Today is a leisure day to relax or take a walk out on your own.

Optional Extra: A full day trip to Naldhera with Packed Lunch, tell us to include this at the time of booking

DAY 11 MASHOBRA via KALKA TO DELHI (B)
Today you will drive back down to Kalka (4 Hrs) stopping en route at the small towns you passed on the way up. Arrive late afternoon for the train back to Delhi.

Arrive Delhi late evening, then transferred to hotel.

DAY 12 – DELHI HOMEBOUND (B)
Today India bids you farewell with your transfer to the international terminal.

Shimla Toy Train

The Kalka-Shimla Railway Documentary Part 1

Hotels

Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.


Shimla Toy Train

The Kalka-Shimla Railway Documentary Part 1

Extensions

Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.


Wildlife & Tigers – Ranthambore NP. You can take the train from Delhi to Swai Madhopur to enable a visit to Ranthambore NP, add on an extra few days for safari experiences and hopefully see the elusive Tiger. The jump on the train back to Delhi

Neemrana Fort Palace – just a few hours from Delhi, add on a few nights at this amazing heritage hotel, built in the 16th century 

Learn to Cook Indian Food – Add on an extra day in Delhi and enjoy a half day with a local family for shopping in the market and then cooking the produce. Show off to your friends on your return.

Travel to the far south of India to Kerala – Stay beachside, take a cruise on the backwaters, visit the tea plantations of Munnar, or the spice region of Thekkady… take a wildlife walk in Periyar NP

Shimla Toy Train

The Kalka-Shimla Railway Documentary Part 1

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