The toy train leaves from Shimla twice a day towards Kalka. We caught the train that left at 9 in the morning ad instead of taking a ticket all the way to Kalka which has arrival time of 4pm, we took ticket to Solan where the expected arrival of the Toy Train is 12 pm.
As I write this post, I listen to the very Shimal song "Yeh Ishq Hai" . Journey of this little 2 bogie train through mountain tunnels and Himalayan jungles was thrill to first timers like me. Meeting a bunch of Indian Army soldiers was another. Put in a Kannadiga soldier who spoke a understandable language and it all enough for a bunch of girls to start screaming in tunnels and hitting on the well behaved soldiers :)
Incidentally, Solan has the first or biggest Rum brewery in India. I didn't know that till after the trip, or I would have guaranteed a purchase to the land.
|The travel mates on train|
This little train station in Solan was so romantic and gave me a nostalgic feeling enough to relieve all my cut old years and possibly years ahead of me.
Dedicated this post to M