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Kalka - Shimla Railway

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Address: Shimla, India
Phone Number:
2610800
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This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to...

This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.

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An interesting journey with wonderful views

Having been a railway buff in my youth this journey had much to appeal! The views you were amazing and the engine and carriages interesting! However the train is cramped, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been a railway buff in my youth this journey had much to appeal! The views you were amazing and the engine and carriages interesting! However the train is cramped, the seats uncomfortable and if you get the opportunity do half the journey and then continue to the top by taxi!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This runs from Kalka to Shimla. I boarded this around 12 pm and mind it , it runs on time. I had visited Shimla thrice but not on this train. Only the 4th time I was able to book it. After reaching Shimla I realised what I missed. The scenic view from this train is wonderful. Few things to note... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's good for the first time.....Nice feeling....it is a long journey....but nice .....great when u r in a group.... Entertaining..... Put some food wid u...

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This magnanimous trip enriches your travel to Shimla. Please be aware that you need to book this quite early. Usually, you never get booking for this train. I got waitlisted and it never confirmed. in my further visits, I could able to get it. If you want to book this, you have to plan 2 months early. Even though you... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kalka Shimla railway is a very small train that runs between kalka and Shimla. There were many tunnels and many small stations on the route.

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Jodhpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Shimla , then you must take Kalka To Shimla Toy train. Prefer to take Shivalik Deluxe Express, which is the best train so far. Breakfast and dinner provided in the train itself. Train Stop only at one point and passes through 102 tunnels. It takes time but it is worth. Good View can be captured from... More 

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Hai Phong, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You should try this train. When it run thru the forest its amazing. Small train - toy train. I booked ticket and got the seat in Himalaya Queen

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best scenes you get if you travel from Kalka to Shimla or vice-versa but only plan to travel by this mode if you don't have any time limit. It takes almost 6 hrs to compkete the journey which can easily be done by inside 3 hrs from other mode like Private Taxi..!! Still one must experience this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing toy train experience. It takes more time to reach shimla but convient then roads. Great veiws and it goes through no of tunnels. That makes ur trip very thrilling.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sivalik : just 14 seats per coach ... attender in a couch to give tea and breakfast in morning ... nice seats and legroom .... only problem is sunrise is after an hour and a half in the morning and you will.miss the scenery in that time .. this is a first class train . Limited stops. Him. queen :... More 

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