Indian Summer – Toy Train to Shimla

 Shimla 2 or 3 night tour from £457 pp

India Wildlife Holidays - ShimlaThis short tour is suitable for people who have limited time and a desire to visit Shimla the summer retreat of the British rulers of India during the time of the Raj. The tours will appeal to guests visiting India on business, independent travellers or clients on other organised tours who wish to have a flying visit to an Indian highlight not included in their tour. This tour is a lovely extension at the start or finish of our private wildlife and cultural tours.

The tour includes a not-to-be-missed train ride on the “toy train” from Kalka to Shimla,

Option 1 – Two nights: Delhi – Kalka – Shimla – £457.00 per person on twin/double sharing basis (Premium Acoomodation £520)
Option 2 – Three nights: Delhi – Kalka – Shimla £615.00 per person on twin/double sharing basis (Premium accommodation £708)

All prices valid to 30th September 2017

Option 1:
Day 01 – Delhi – Kalka – Shimla
Day 02 – Shimla
Day 03 – Return to Delhi
Option 2:
Day 01 – Delhi – Kalka – Shimla
Day 02 – Shimla
Day 03 – Shimla – Kufri – Naldehra – Shimla
Day 04 – Return to Delhi
Price Includes
Train tickets.
Sightseeing & transfers as mentioned.
English speaking local guides.
Entrance fees.
International flight.
We say…
This great trip includes a not-to-be-missed “toy train” ride through a beautiful region of northern India to visit Shimla, the summer capital of British India, and an optional extension to visit a winter ski resort in the foothills of the Himalayas.


After breakfast you will be transferred to New Delhi railway station to board train for Kalka.

Delhi – Kalka Kalka Shatabdi Express – 07:40/11:45 hrs
Kalka – Shimla Himalayan Queen – 12:10 /17:20 hrs

From Kalka you will connect with the narrow gauge Toy Train to Barog followed by a private car transfer to Shimla.

Upon arrival in Shimla, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at Shimla.

Shimla: The capital of  Himachal state and was the summer capital of British India during raj times, named after deity Shamla Devi (another name of Goddess Kali) and the setting for the channel 4 drama series “Indian Summer” The city still retains much of its colonial heritage in a variety of architecture, such as Viceregal Lodge, Command House, Gaiety Theatre, Town Hall, and Christ Church on The Ridge. For more information on Shimla and the railway visit our Shimla page.


After breakfast we will start the heritage walk of Shimla by walking through the town’s Architectural Heritage Zone that brings you close to various architectural sites of the British era. Most of the buildings are still in use. Christ Church, The Ridge, Bandstand, Gaiety Theatre, Scandal Point, Railway Board Building, Gortan Castle, Museum (Museum is closed on Monday and on all government holidays), Viceregal Lodge.

Stay overnight at Shimla. (B)


After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Kufri & Naldehra.

Kufri, a winter ski resort and during summer, there are pony and horse riding. Also visit the unique Himalayan Zoo.

Stay overnight at Shimla. (B)

DAY 03 (Option 1) / DAY 04 (Option 2) SHIMLA – KALKA – DELHI

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Kalka railway station to board your train for Delhi .

Train departs Kalka at 17:45hrs and arrives Delhi at 21:55hrs.

Upon you arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Subject to availability we will use the following hotel for our guests

City Hotels
Shimla / 2 or 3  nights (B) The Oberoi Cecil (Deluxe Room) or Clarkes Hotel (Superior Room)


B = Bed & Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

What’s included:

  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing basis at hotels in their base category (unless otherwise specified) mentioned or in similar category with meals as indicated (B, L, D stand for breakfast, lunch and dinner respectively).
  • Services of Air Conditioned Toyota Innova for all transfers drive & sightseeing tour mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of English speaking local guides in Shimla.
  • Train ticket in air condition chair class from Delhi – Kalka -Delhi & & toy train from Kalka – Shimla.
  • Entrance fee to places of visit / monuments.
  • Mineral water during all transfers, drives and sightseeing (available in vehicle).
  • Assistance at airports/railway station and at the hotels at the time of check in/out in all the major cities.
  • Govt. Service Tax @ 3.09%

What’s not included:

  • Any airfare , any insurance fee.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions above.
  • Services of accompanying escort (supplement given separately).
  • Any optional tours.
  • Any expenditure of personal nature like TIPPING, tabled drinks, laundry, tip, telephone calls, soft/ hard drinks, still/video camera fee (if any) etc.
  • Anything ordered from room service at any hotel including mineral water (other than what being offered by the hotels on their compliment).
  • Any sudden increase in price due to steep hike in fuel cost, change in government tax policy or for any reason beyond our control like acts of god, natural calamity, law and order situation, riots etc and any forced change in itinerary for any unforeseen situation or reason beyond our control.

We are a specialist tour operator providing flexible private wildlife safari holidays throughout India specialising in safaris in search of the Royal Bengal tiger and other Indian wildlife.