Kalka Shimla Rail Car

Charter a Rail Car 

The Price for Charted Kalka Shimla Rail Car  


For Maximum a Group of 10 passengers.

∗   5-star Rating

Book your charter Kalka Shimla Rail Car for your family and friends with us and have an amazing journey to the hills.  This jaw dropping Kalka Shimla Rail Car journey is an amazing experience to travel to the mountains as the experience is just outstanding.

This Rail Car was specially introduced for the Viceroy of India in 1928 and now it is available for you as your private vehicle on the railway track. Your companion on this journey is Sumit Raj, the writer of A Journey to Shimla by Toy Train.

This is a single coach with ten seats only with a driver and becomes your private car on the rails. This four and a half kilometer journey fills you with a thrilling experience as you travel through the villages, forests, tunnels, bridges and tiny railway stations. 

Rail Motor Car was used by the Viceroy of India to travel to the summer capital. 

Our founder Sumit Raj is your companion on this journey. He is the writer of his famous book – A Journey to Shimla by Toy Train for which, in 2011, he walked from Kalka to Shimla and collected a large number of stories and information.

Charted Rail Motor Car from Kalka to Shimla, Guided by Sumit Raj, a local writer who has penned a number of books on Shimla. 


Start from Shimla Railway Station.

Our cars will pick you up from your hotel to drive to Shimla Railway Station from where we board the Steam train. The train leaves in time and leads through the winding curves, tunnels, and bridges. Here begins the fairytale-like journey. The landscape keeps changing, every moment and suddenly it enters a dark tunnel. By the time you realize the effect of the tunnel, it emerges on the other end with a new vista in front of you, perhaps this time on the other side of the compartment.

The Journey

It keeps going and when a railway station arrives, either you see the Station Master standing with a green flag in his hand, that allows the driver to go on. Otherwise, a stopover is required, perhaps because the line ahead is not clear and some other train from the opposite direction is on its way. This gives you sufficient time to pop out of the train and click some nice photos of the area. Also, you may choose to go with your Guide to the Station Master’s office and learn about Neil’s communication system that still works on this age-old railway track.

The Journey Continues

 It will not stop at every station but every station does have a story to tell. So, after one and half hours the journey finally ends at Kaithalighat from where the cars pick you up to bring you back to Shimla. 


What to see on Kalka Shimla Rail Car Journey

  • Foothills of the Himalayan landscape, hamlets spotted on the slopes, an engineering feat, vista of the Himalayan landscape, tiny railway stations, Barog Tunnel – the longest tunnel on this railway track, bridges built in the Roman style of architecture. 


To book Kalka Shimla Rail Car

The Charted Rail Car needs to be booked at least three weeks in advance. Kindly let us know your date of travel.

General information

Time for Kalka Shimla Rail Car

  • As per your choice. Half an hour before or after the regular train. 

Schedule for Kalka Shimla Rail Car

  • Round the year. 


  • Mountain Railway Journey.

Group Size

  • 2 to 10.

  Starting from

  • Kalka Railway Station. (Recommended).

  Finish at

  • Shimla Railway Station.


    What is the total time taken on Kalka Shimla Ral Car?

    • 4.5 hours.

    What are the timings?

    • Half an hour before or after any regular train starting from the origin.

    Where do we meet?

    • Kalka Railway Station half an hour before the scheduled time.

    We are traveling to Shimla with a group from overseas. Can we book this trip with you when I arrive at Shimla?

    • No, It needs to be booked at least a month before the date of travel.

    One of the members of our group is in a wheelchair. Can he/she join the tour? 

    • Yes.

    What about the price? 

    • It is always on demand because we need to have some information from you before we book this particular tour for you. We shall send you the price on the basis of your reply.

    6 + 12 =

    Continue your exploration with us

    We can take you to many offbeat destinations in and around mountains with your comfortable stay in the best heritage homes around.

    Enter our email and get your next joyful expedition with us.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!