Are you planning to visit Shimla to enjoy snowfall. So you can enjoy the convenience of railway special Vistaadom coach. To make your journey to Shimla more beautiful, a train specially run by Vistadome coach is being run by the Railways. Train number 04517/04518 These coaches have been installed in Him Darshan express special train. It is worth mentioning that Kalka-Shimla Railway is a heritage railway and it has also been recognized by UNESCO.

What is special about a vistadome coach

The Kalka-Shimla Him Darshan express special train will reach Shimla with seven coaches including two luxury coaches. The train will have 3 coaches of CZ category, 1 box of CZR category, 1 box of GS category, and 2 coaches of FCZ category. There are many special coaches in the Kalka-Shimla train, this train is a great choice for tourists / tourists passing through the plaintiffs. Vistadome coaches are also engaged in the Kalka-Shimla special train. The Vistadome coach is a transparent glass coach, in which, while traveling, the traveler can easily see the charming views from outside.

What is the schedule? What is the schedule?

Kalka-Shimla Special Train (Toy Train) will reach Shimla via Kalka. Express train (04515) Kalka-Shimla (Up) will leave Kalka at 12:10 pm, which will reach Shimla at 5:04 pm. On Thursday, this (04516) Shimla-Kalka train (Down) will depart from Shimla at 10:40 am, which will reach Kalka at 2:26 pm. Railways have decided to operate this special train in view of the festival season from October 20 to November 30.

Why is Shimla special

Kalka Shimla Railway is a narrow-gauge mountain railway built by the British in India. It took a long time of 20 years to build it with excellent engineering skills. The weather conditions and inaccessible area here made the construction of this line challenging.

Railway connects Kalka with Shimla

This railway line connects Kalka to Shimla towns. Where Kalka is situated in the foothills, it is situated at an altitude of 2000 meters in the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas, the summer capital of India and currently the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, during the British rule. There are 102 tunnels on this 100 km long railway line, the 1144 meter long tunnel at Barog is the largest tunnel in this line, 869 bridges, 18 railway stations and 919 roads.

Status of world heritage

The Kalka-Shimla railway line has been preserved even today, as if it was at the time of its construction. Along with its engineering skills, the railway stations of this line, the signal system and its old colonial form still remain. On July 8, 2008, UNESCO gave this Kalka-Shimla Hill Railway of India a world heritage status. Shimla’s cool climate and beautiful plains attract tourists from major cities of northern India adjacent to it in every season. Northern Railway operates a number of rail services on this railway route. These include Rail Motor Car, Shivalik Palace, Shivalik Queen and Shivalik Deluxe Express Rail Services. Popular rail services include “Jharokha” and newly built “VistaDome coaches”. Free Wi-Fi facility has been provided at all stations of this rail section.


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