People arriving in northern India looking for an unusual break should consider taking a trip on the Kalka Shimla railway.

Anyone who has booked flights to Amritsar may want to consider visiting one of the hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Now, travellers will find it even easier to reach one of the region’s best-known towns with an increase in the number of trains on the route between Shimla and Kalka.

Asian Lite revealed that a special holiday train service has started running between Kalka and Shimla in time for the peak tourist season.

The news agency noted that the train will have space for 200 passengers.

Any tourists who have booked holidays to India and want to experience the splendour of its mountains should consider taking the train between Kalka and Shimla.

Running for just over 96km, there are 102 tunnels along the route and it promises views across the foothills and the Himalayas as it climbs through the mountains.

There are more than 800 bridges on this stretch of railway and the train line has been granted Unesco World Heritage Site status.

Written by Erin Marshall

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