Kalka In Shimla
You can drive all the way to Shimla, but for the classic hill-station experience, we recommend the toy-train from Kalka. The Shivalik Deluxe Express, as it is called, covers the 96-km route from Kalka to Shimla in a little over four hours. Kids will love the cosy cabins, which come with wide glass windows and reversible chairs. Book the tourist coach, which gets you your own cabin with a folding bed, a refrigerator, and other conveniences.