All Aboard the Nostalgic Journey: The Kasauli Toy Train Adventure

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the charming town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh beckons travellers with its serene landscapes and old-world charm. One of the most enchanting ways to explore this picturesque region is by hopping on the Kasauli Toy Train. In this blog, we'll take you on a virtual ride through the history, beauty and convenience of this delightful journey and why choosing Rosetum Kasauli as your base makes it an even more memorable experience.

The Kasauli Toy Train: A Journey Through Time

The Kasauli Toy Train, also known as the Kasauli to Shimla Toy Train, is a historic narrow-gauge railway line that connects Kalka, a town in Haryana, to Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Built during the British era in the late 19th century, this marvel of engineering has not only stood the test of time but has also been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, preserving its heritage for generations to come.

a toy train running through lush vegetation

The Scenic Route:

The journey on the Kasauli Toy Train is nothing short of magical. As you board the quaint train, you'll be transported back in time to an era when steam engines ruled the tracks. The train chugs through lush forests, over deep valleys and across towering bridges. The scenic beauty of the hills in Himachal Pradesh, dotted with pine and oak trees, is a sight to behold. The journey offers panoramic vistas that are a photographer's dream.

Kalka to Kasauli Toy Train

While the Kasauli Toy Train doesn't have a direct route to Kasauli, you can board it from Kalka, a town that's approximately an hour's drive away from Kasauli. From Kalka, you can embark on a mesmerising journey up the hills, passing through small hamlets and dense forests, before reaching the charming town of Shimla. During the trip, which takes around 5-7 hours, you'll have the opportunity to soak in the beauty of Himachal Pradesh's landscapes from the comfort of your train seat.

aerial view of shimla
view of rosetum kasauli

Rosetum Kasauli: Your Perfect Retreat

After a day of immersing yourself in the beauty and nostalgia of the Kasauli Toy Train, you'll need a comfortable and convenient place to unwind. Rosetum Kasauli offers the ideal blend of luxury, tranquillity and proximity to enhance your Kasauli experience. Here's why Rosetum is the best choice for your stay:


Luxurious Accommodations: Choose from our well-appointed rooms and suites, each designed for maximum comfort and relaxation.

Scenic Views: Wake up to breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys from your room's private balcony.

Spa: Rejuvenate your body and soul with traditional and contemporary treatments at our spa.

Delightful Dining: Savour a variety of culinary delights at our in-house restaurant, where every meal is a delightful journey through Himachal's flavours.

The Kasauli Toy Train offers a unique opportunity to journey through the Himalayan landscapes in a manner reminiscent of a bygone era. As you traverse the scenic route from Kalka to Shimla, the enchanting views and the rhythmic chugging of the steam engine will leave an indelible mark on your memory. Make Rosetum Kasauli your haven for relaxation and exploration, and let your visit to Kasauli be a memorable chapter in your travel adventures.