Century old Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway was granted World Heritage status by UNESCO and described it as one of the most authentic mountain railways in the world.
This is the fourth Railway site to be recognized as a World Heritage, the other three being the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in West Bengal, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway near Ooty in Tamil Nadu State and Chhatarpati Shivaji Terminal (Earlier known as Bombay Victoria Terminal) in Mumbai The decision to add the Kalka-Shimla railway track close to World Heritage site was taken at the meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Quebec City, Canada. The Kalka-Shimla Railway (KSR) line was opened to traffic on November 9, 1903. During his six-hour drive of 96 km narrow-gauge route Kalka to Shimla, KSR 102 passes through tunnels, many arched bridges and several stations picturesque as Dharampur, Barog and Solan.

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