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Kalka - Shimla Railway

Shimla, India
2610800
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Ranked #5 of 59 Attractions in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Traveler Description:   Kalka-Shimla Railway line has been granted 'World Heritage Status' by UNESCO. If you're planning a journey please make sure that you check the... more »
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Goa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Called a toy-train (narrow gauge), the Shimla-Kalka journey was a nice experience with beautiful landscapes and numerous tunnels along the way. Train enthusiasts paradise would include a ride on the Engine that they have traveling the same route.

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Pune, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The best way to arrive at Shimla is through this toy train. Entire journey is just filled with amazing scenery of mountains and valleys.

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Agra, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A trip to Shimla is not complete without a journey on the toy train, view is stunning the small stations along the way are very cute. The carriages on the trains vary a bit, we got the worst one with "Basil Fawlty" as our carriage attendant things like "can we have a spoon to stir our coffee" replied to with... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I travel in Kalka Shimla toy train on 16th Aug 14. This was a unique experience to travel in a train on hills. This train runs very slow so that one can have full enjoyment of incredible views of Himalaya. It was a rainy season ans so we were travelling with clouds. Clouds were entered in our train and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I got the Shivalix Deluxe Express from Kalka to Shimla with two colleagues. A fantastic experience with breath taking views and would highly recommend. This particular train seemed to be more comfortable than others I saw which had more bench like seats. Found it to be a relatively comfortable ride.

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Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

A trip to Shimla is not complete without a journey on the toy train, view is stunning the small stations along the way are very cute. The carriages on the trains vary a bit, we got the worst one with "Basil Fawlty" as our carriage attendant things like "can we have a spoon to stir our coffee" replied to with... More

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New Delhi, India
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154 reviews 154 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When I took this train ride from Shimla to Kalka, I wondered why I had not done so till now. It is a ride that brings you closer to nature. The monsoon had turned the entire route green and the weather salubrious. When it drizzled on the way, I could feel the droplets on my face. I was relieved I... More

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Shanghai, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great journey for nature lovers. You will see beautiful mountains filled with chir, pine and so many other beautiful trees. You will feel awesome as if you in nature's place. Amazing views from the train. Enjoyed very well journey of a toy train. If you are in Shimla then must have at-least a small ride.

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Jaipur, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

People who love nature please make advance reservation with spelling of "SIMLA" to Kalka not Shimla to Kalka be careful. 5 or 6 hours patience required and no place to keep heavy luggage in this toy Train. Avoid Sunday due to heavy rush of Local Crowd.

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Gurgaon, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

With this trip I have now completed all the three heritage mountain railway trips - Ooty, Simla and Darjeeling. Each one is a one of kind experience. The Train ride from Shimla to Kalka is a long one with over a 100 tunnels and is the Indian version of the Harry Potter Train ride. Although you will miss the chug-chug... More

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