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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 was to be the highlight of our trip to India but sadly the train from Delhi was 2 hours late so the train left much later than expected for Shimla. The views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Heather R
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was to be the highlight of our trip to India but sadly the train from Delhi was 2 hours late so the train left much later than expected for Shimla. The views are breathtaking and although the seats are hard and not too comfortable. It's a small price to pay for the trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately we had... More 

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Thank Heather R
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would say this should be must experience ride for everyone visiting Shimla. Take a short trip if you don't want to go till kalka. We went from Shimla to Tara Devi, it was 40 min ride in Shimla kalka Passenger. Ticket you can get from station on same day. It will be unreserved ticket which will cost you 10... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Comfortable seating and great view of the valley. Will go again this year. Rode this train 15 years ago, but the memory is still fresh. Lovely.

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Thank Pamela B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed a lot at kalka toy train...it was really awesome specially for mountain views and the nature.

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Thank rohitnijapkar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a different experience. Slow speed and has facing seats ideal for traveling in group. Lots of tunnels and bridges.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fantastic ride from Kalka to Shimla and return. The deluxe train halts at only one stop that is Braog. Traveling once is worth while.

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Thank SwatantraGupta
Noida, India
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the ride on the train was a nice 45 minutes with the gentle pace chugging of the trail via small tunnels, across the Hills, forests and ridges...my 5yr old son really enjoyed the ride, it takes about 5 hrs for full journey but can be an amazing experience for folks who want to have a joyride and read a nice... More 

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Thank KKLIVE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice experience with Shivalik express to travel from Kalka to Shimla. The timing is also good. You can obeserve sunrise on the way. Food quality can be improved.

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Thank Sourav C
Hyderabad, India
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, it is a toy train. But it was my first toy train so I had no idea exactly how tiny it would be! 1. Bought tickets on irctc so kind of expected a standard train, with standard luggage space. Wrong, and wrong The storage space is DISMALLY low...I mean you can't even accommodate a small overnight bag 2. The... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this train down from the top of Shimla. Lovely train and spectacular views. Well worth doing.

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