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Kalka - Shimla Railway

Shimla, India
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Ranked #5 of 57 Attractions in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Owner description: This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the great train journeys of the world and must be experienced. Don't expect comfort, but do expect great scenery, incredible engineering and a long journey!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The train will take you from mountains up and down also from diff small colourful train stations.you can enjoy the food variety on the way to Shimla. In the chilled climate you can enjoy the warm coffee – cutlets

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Kolkata
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

a beautiful railway station with small tiny rail line ... feels good to be here . one of the heritage of india .

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

During our recent visit to Shimla during October,2014, we boarded Himalayan Queen from Kalka at 12.10 pm. It was an enthralling and a memorable journey through mighty himalayan ranges crossing around 100 tunnels and 50+ bridges till Shimla and passing through picturesque stations on the way.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

5 and a half hrs on a bench seat takes stamina, If you have a back problem go 1st class. Scenery is stunning and with no HSE you can hang out the doors to take as many photos as you like

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Bangalore, India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Reached Kalka in the early morning. First thing to notice is, its darn cold place and a cup of coffee will help. Every 10 -15 minutes, toy train starts for Shimla from Kalka station. Multiple small stations will be covered. It was so beautiful. Scenic beauty was awesome. Toy train ride was too good. Do get down at railway station... More

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crowborough,uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

words are difficult to share the splendor of the views from the kalka - shimla stations the railways history goes back to the days of the British Raj. when the government moved from Delhi to Shimla the journey passes through different climates so you will see palm trees cactus plants and high climate trees. at shimla you will experience a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a must do. We drove down to Kalka and got the train back. Takes a long time ( 6 hours) and was crowded. Toilets not great. Couple of stops along the way where you can get out and stretch your legs and get a cup of chai or coffee. Wonderful views and lively atmosphere with Indian families setting... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very nice journey. Have travelled earlier in Ooty This is much better than Ooty in terms of scenic view Never miss this train if you want to travel to Simla

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our journey up into the mountains. Great views and lots of stops to take photos and get refreshments. Try not to take too much luggage as only small carriages. Don't forget to take some warmer clothes for Shimla.

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