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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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This train gives you memorable experience in heritage train. It starts from Kalka to Shimla. Views from train superb. As it is narrow gauge train, speed is quite low. Reservation... read more

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Pune
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This train gives you memorable experience in heritage train. It starts from Kalka to Shimla. Views from train superb. As it is narrow gauge train, speed is quite low. Reservation is possible for few trains.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think you should visit and enjoy this place as it give an in internal pleasure which cannot be describe in words......😂

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited first time to shimla,we didnt get tickets while going and decided to go by bus from Kalka nd that was worsed exp. Bus was over crowded n took 5hr30 min to reach isbt ,then v had to take another bus till mall road which came after half n hour waiting. We came back Kalka by toy train which... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked shivalik special train online via irctc site; which included meal too. Seats are good & comfortable. But there is no fan or A.C in any train of the route, due to which you may feel hot & uncomfortable, specially during summer afternoons. Train departure time was 7 am, but departed at 7.45. We were welcomed with 1 water bottle... More 

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kalka shimla Railway is UNESCO world Heritage. One must visit at least once in his life. the whole journey is like a child's dream. you can feel the child inside you is leaping with joy. the train itself is cute and the tiny tiny stations on the way to shimla, it seems that your are in a toy house and... More 

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This famous railway lives up to its reputation. The journey is spectacular although rather uncomfortable. The views are awesome. The achievement in building this railway is brought home as you travel up into the Himalayas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train ride from Shimla to Kandagath took 2.45 min. The journey was quite an experience with the toy train on narrow track moving at 20 km per hour, meandering through 100s of dark tunnels and bridges. Love the experience of meeting local n tourists getting on and off the stops. A snack vendor was selling dhal and local delicacies... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kalka-Shimla Railway was built 1896-1903. The train, Himalayan Queen, travels from Kalka to Shimla, taking 5 hours. It was not at all what our family expected. The cars were small and cramped. There is a reason this train is called “the toy train.” When we boarded, our assigned rail car was jammed. There were people in our assigned seats... More 

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Kandaghat to Kalka on the Himalayan Queen in the Chair Car compartment. These are basically two seater bunks across each other. Slightly compressed for space especially if travelling with luggage. Otherwise a scenic journey.

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Lucknow, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seen all mountain rail section of India but Kalka- Shimla UNESCO world heritage rail section is the best, Travelled on this section more than 12 times.This man made wonder was completed in 1898 by Britishers .96 kms track length consist 103 tunnels, 988 bridges,917 curves (up to 48 degree curve).The rail section is famous for dramatic views of hills.The train... More 

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