Travel on the famous Toy Train into the Himalayan foothills to Shimla, the summer capital of the British Raj and the 'Queen of Hill Stations', to explore its spectacular views and colonial gems.
Rise early to meet your guide at your Delhi hotel to transfer to the station. Take the express train to Kalka where you will switch to the famous Toy Train, travelling on this narrow-gauge mountain railway to Shimla. Nicknamed the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Shimla sits in a stunning location sprawling across a ridge deep in the Himalayan foothills.
Start the day with a walk to Jakhoo Temple, which sits at the highest point of the city, offering incredible views. Later, discover Shimla's most important sights including the old Christ Church and Scandal Point. Visit the Himalayan Aviary this afternoon, home to many species, including the Himalayan Monal. (B,L)
This morning, admire the renaissance grandeur of the Vice Regal Lodge located on Observatory Hill, before driving back to Kalka. Take the train to Delhi enjoying dinner on board. On arrival this evening, transfer to your hotel. (B,D)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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