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Kalka - Shimla Railway

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Address: Shimla, India
Phone Number: 2610800
Description: 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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Loved it....out of the world feelings...a must have experience...good service....if u r travelling first time..do experience this...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Loved it....out of the world feelings...a must have experience...good service....if u r travelling first time..do experience this...

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I travelled on the Himalayan Queen from Kalka. I am not sure what the hype is about. It's pretty scenic but so is the drive on the road. It is an uncomfortable ride and on a hot humid day can be a real torture. I heard from folks that the railcar is better and faster so use that. The Himalayan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I travelled with my Indian boyfriend. We booked the 5.30am train from Kolka to Shimla. When we arrived we heard that the train had 2h30 delay (!). Luckily we were staying close enough to call back our taxi driver and go back to bed for a while! We then came back at 8am and still waited another 1h30 (!). Yes,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's easy enough to get a little impatient by the time this six hour journey is over, but hey, you have to relax and take your time. We did this Toy Train journey in the return trip from Shimla to Kalka, boarding at 10:30 am and getting there at 5 pm (40 minutes late). We had a hotel booking at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very nice train go for it. we picked at night and reach at kalka in early morning without any hassle.

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The perfect escape to a tranquil, peaceful retreat far from the hectic life with great views of Nature. It is very slow (approx 90 kms journey in more than 5+ hours ) but scenery enroute, tunnels and arch bridges are something worth the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

An interesting way to get to Shimla, amidst the various tunnels and serene beauty. Definitely once in a lifetime, one should try commuting in it, if you have time in your hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Yes probably this is the best vehicle to get down to the earth..Because Shimla is a beautiful place(though it is very clumsy and congested right now)..And I think Kalka-Shimla Railway is the best joy ride available in Shimla..We took this ride when are coming back from Shimla to Kalka to avail Kalka mail from Kalka to Howrah..Shivalik Deluxe express is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Goood experience.. been with friends awesome nature view and had great food. get down and enjoy. Awesome mausam.

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When British decided to develop Shimla in a big way, they created this engineering marvel and eased transportation of heavy construction materials up into the hills. Presently, we are finding it difficult to even maintain it properly. Still a journey on the Toy train is an event for 'must do' list. However you need to be ready to spare better... More 

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Address: Shimla, India
Phone Number: 2610800
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Shimla

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