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Kalka - Shimla Railway

Shimla, India
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This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.
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anjan m wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India121 contributions34 helpful votes
It is an heritage railway. Started by the British over 100 years back. It is an enjoyable journey. Train passes through 104 mountain tunnels and through pristine forests. It climbs from 500 ft altitude at Kalka near Chandigarh to over 6000 ft altitude at Shimla. Be advised to travel only by First Class or AC Executive First class. Carry sufficient food and water with you. Booking for tickets commence 30 days from journey and closes within an hour. Booking is on line
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Rahul S wrote a review Apr 2022
Chandigarh, India15 contributions16 helpful votes
It had always been in my bucket list to visit Shimla by this train and it was a wonderful visit indeed. This must be in to-do list for every Shimla visitor
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Date of experience: November 2021
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MrsGujral wrote a review Mar 2022
New Delhi, India40 contributions7 helpful votes
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This is the best way to travel for those who feel hill sickness. There are 3-4 kinds of toy trains that connect Kalka to Shimla. 1. Shivalik express is the best amongst them. As it serves you food, has a good toilet comfortable seats which can be reversed as per the direction of train movement. There are 7 biggies and each has 18 seats that are chair car style without Ac as the weather is naturally pleasant. 2. Himalayan Queen; I would rate it 2nd best as it is mostly the same as Shivalik express except it has more stoppages and no food service. 3. Railmotor is my less liked toy train as it is just a single boogie train with no washrooms and feel congested to me. It also stops at just one station and takes the least time for all trains. 4. Normal Kalka Shimla passengers are also there which has a normal 2by 2 sitting plan without any chair car style and food service. If you find other train tickets unavailable this could be your last option. The fares and booking are available at the irctc app. They provide you best scenic views. Ps; The ola uber cab is available at Kalka station is very troublesome. If you are lucky enough, only then you will be able to book one else the private cab management will charge you 300-400more than the standard rates.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Subhash V wrote a review Feb 2022
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Best train journey in india . I book my toy train ticket through irctc web site. Me and my family really enjoy this journey specially my kids best part is lot of tunnels come on the way and we got wonderful and very tasty breakfast in barog railway station. I love to come again shimla by this train
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Gurdas wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very bad experience. I go kalka to shimla train delay 3 hrs and i back from shimla to kalka I reservation of chiar car but setting like as 2nd setting type and all coach VC1 water entered from top roof of train. My experience with family very very bad.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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