Kalka Shimla Railway
Estd. 1903

Kalka Shimla Railway

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Charter Train Booking

Come Summer or Winter rush to Shimla to beat the heat or to catch the snow covered mountains. The five and half hour journey on a Narrow gauge (2.6 feet)from Kalka to Shimla takes one through 102 tunnels and many arch bridges and several picturesque stations like Koti, Dharampur, Barog, Salogra, Kandaghat, and Tara Devi etc.

Travelling by rail in this section has added attraction due to availability of various luxurious options such as special coaches RA-100, RA-200, Jharokha, CT-12 &13 and Steam special.

Self propelled RA-100

It is Air Condition coach equipped with modular kitchen, attendant and crockery to feel like at home on wheels.

Capacity - 08 Passengers


Capacity - 09 Passengers


It is Air Condition coach with plush interiors and environment friendly exteriors balconies on the both sides with seating arrangement is unique experience.

Capacity - 08 Passengers


Suitable for big groups. First twin Narrow gauge vestibule coaches with extra large windows.

Capacity - 22 Passengers

Taking a journey by any of these special coach, traversing the Narrow gauge zigzagging tracks, offers a unique opportunity to experience the majestic hills and their conquest through engineering construction skills more than 100 years ago.

The holiday begins even before you reach the destination. Journey on these coaches is indeed to remember. The joy of traveling on these beautiful coaches is intangible but rich, making Kalka-Shimla rail journey eve memorable.

Other Services

Indian Railway welcomes you over Kalka Shimla Narrow Gauge Railway section which is "UNESCO declared World Heritage Site since 2008, listed under "Mountain Railways of India". This is about 114 years old railway section which was commissioned in the year 1903.

Ambala Division, Northern Railway has introduced a new Hop-on Hop-off services for tourists visiting over world famous Kalka-Shimla heritage Railway Section so that they could see all places of tourists' interest on purchase of single ticket which can be purchased from any station of Kalka-Shimla section.

Rules of Hop-on Hop-off ticket holder during journey over Kalka-Shimla Narrow Gauge Railway Section :

1. A passenger can board any coach of any train subjected to availability of seats.

2. The passenger can board/deboard any train from /at any station subject to scheduled stoppage of train at the said station.

3. The passenger is not entitled to avail other paid /value added services in the train.

4. The fare structure & validity period of ticket for Hop-on Hop-off Services shall be as under:

Validity Period of Ticket Fare Structure per Passenger (in rs.)
(5 yrs. To less than 12 yrs of age)
One calendar day 500 250
Two calendar day 800 400
Three calendar day 1000 500

5. At the same time of booking the passenger shall submit a photocopy of any of 10 ID proofs as listed below :

a. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India.
b. Passport
c. PAN card issued by Income Tax Department.
d. Driving license issued by RTO.
e. Photo Identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.
f. Student Identity card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students.
g. Nationalized bank passbook with photograph.
h. Credit card issued by Banks with laminated photograph.
i. Unique Identification card – Aadhar, m-Aadhar & e-Aadhar.
j. Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector under taking of State/Central Government, District Administration , Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations.
k. Digital Aadhar and digital Driving license from the "issued documents" section by logging into his Digilocker account by passenger.

6. The original ID proof, copy of which is submitted at the time of booking, to be produced by the passenger and on demand, failing will be treated as without ticket passenger and shall be charged as per extant Railway rules prescribed in this regard.

7. The Hop-on Hop-off ticket in non transferable.

8. No refund of fare is permitted on Hop-on Hop-off ticket in any case.

9. No concession in fare is allowed on Hop-on Hop-off ticket.

Steam Charter special from Shimla-kathleeghat and back , hauled by Steam Locomotive.

* Rates, GST and Other Terms & Conditions as per policy
* No catering to be provided.
* Special coaches not to be used for stay purpose at the stations.

For bookings:
Fax No. : 0171-2610596
Email : Pamcell.umb@gmail.com

For any enquiry, Contact to:
Commercial Branch : 0171-2611160
Commercial Control : 9729539980
Commercial Inspector,Shimla : 9805039972