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Kalka - Shimla Railway

Address: Shimla, India
Phone Number: 2610800
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Yes it maybe very tiring if u sit on those totally uncomfortable seats for 5 hours. But it is a totally different experience if one sits by the exit. The cold wind playing on ur cheeks, its just amazing. Enjoy the view, and if you have a camera , click the locals which come in your view.

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Phnom Penn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The journey has amazing scenery. Really well worth doing if you are travelling to Shimla. Toilet was disgusting onboard!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

one of the world heritage site kalka-shimla Railway ,one should try once---a narrow gauge train which passes through mountains you feel some different--it is not just a mode of journey but it is an experience ,we enjoyed-----thanks----

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What a brilliant way to get up a mountain. There are views on both sides of the train. You need to be fast on your camera as you can flash past some lovely sites. As you go up the mountain it gets colder so it is advisable to bring a jumper with you. There is a stop so you can... More 

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W Sussex, UK
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We loved the journey. Not the most comfortable or relaxing, but a great experience. The views are tremendous and the regular stops are a chance to jump off and take in the atmosphere.

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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

The journey was good, specially the kids love it. The only -ve is that it takes around 5.30 hrs to reach shimla from kalka. But it is worth doing it once,for and with the kids

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I booked Kalka-shimla train from shimla after doing lot of investigations from all over.The best route to shimla if you are travelling from delhi would be from delhi to kalka by delhi-kalka train, it will reach at kalka early morning around 4am,then from kalka you can catch Shivalik delux to Shimla.Both trains are connected and it is said if one... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We loved the train, the local people we met whose food we shared, the scenery, the stations it was fabulous, we never got bored.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

experience the heritage train of the world . the said railways is UNESCO recognized and the best maintained old railway of British era .. a word of advice for travelers book your ticket online .......

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

an excellent way to travel. Very personalized rail buggy just for a small group of 15. Nice view, a lot of tunnels, very station stop. The best way to travel up the hill to Simla.

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