Are you looking for an adventure that promises magnificent views and a sweet smell of pine trees?
Then hop on the Kangra Queen Toy Train, which connects Joginder Nagar and Pathankot. This train ride is not only popular among tourists but also locals, as it offers a joyous journey with enchanting views of the Kangra Valley.
As the train passes over bridges built above flowing streams and through tunnels, passengers are treated to breathtaking views of the snow-clad Dhauladhar ranges. And that’s not all; the train also passes by lush green tea gardens and the ruins of the Kangra Fort, offering a glimpse into the region’s natural bounty and history. And if you’re religiously inclined, you’ll love the fact that Kangra Valley is the abode of several gods and goddesses.
But here’s the catch – reservation of seats is not enabled on this section, so be prepared to occupy available seats on arrival. And while the train is more like a passenger train than a tourist train with general compartments, the journey is definitely scenic.
If you’re planning a trip with your family and friends, why not charter your own train at very reasonable and affordable rates? An exclusive train for approximately Rs. 20,000 is available from any station to any station on the Pathankot-Joginder Nagar section.
And if you’re wondering which stretch to choose, we suggest the Kangra-Palampur trip rather than Kangra-Pathankot. The former takes close to 3 hours and offers great vistas of snow-clad mountains from a relatively close distance. On the other hand, the Kangra-Pathankot stretch is longer and takes about 5 hours.
But no matter which stretch you choose, a trip on the Kangra toy train is a never-before holiday. As the train gently meanders through a maze of hills and valleys, you’ll be treated to glorious views of nature and a glimpse into history, art, and culture. So what are you waiting for? Hop on board and get ready for a joyous journey!