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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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Heritage maintained well, must experience

The Shimla railway station and the train are steeped in history. It must be the preferred mode of transport now even though it takes around 5+ hours as the roads are bad, crowded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Shimla railway station and the train are steeped in history. It must be the preferred mode of transport now even though it takes around 5+ hours as the roads are bad, crowded and under construction. The train takes you through a great experience of natural flora and fauna, you can enjoy it at a leisurely pace and have an... More 

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Kerala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

traveled in shivalik deluxe from kalka to shimla in the morning. reached from delhi in howrah-kalka mail.booked the ticket well in advance. excellent scenery on the way. toilet was there in each bogey ,but extremely unhygienic. tea, biscut, break fast etc will be served in the train itself. chrages are included in the ticket itself. delayed to start by more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kalka to shimla travel in train is one of the very good experience in my travel... Very good atmosphere Adorable views Mindblowing scenes.. Very good service in train by polite & trained staff... Awesome...

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Asansol, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A journey from Shimla to kalka, is nothing but extraordinary. The route takes you through beautiful mountais, trees and localities. Barog is where you can get the mouth watering foods. The train stops for around 10 minutes here. Tips: Do make your reservation in advance because the demand for this journey is very high.

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south yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first leg of our honeymoon kicked off with this - arriving in Kalka after a 24 hrs journey. Failed to book tickets online, so had to find the station (a trek) & eventually managed to book 2 1st class tickets (not AC) for the 4.30am train - providing a compartment "for 5 people"…. which turned out to be 10,... More 

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Bhusawal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Journey from Shimla to Kalka in HIMALAYAN QUEEN EXPRESS through 102 tunnels is a journey to remember.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, we took the 10:30am train from Shimla to Kalka. We bought the train tickets at the Shimla mall road tourist office near the church. Bring exact money! The Himalaya Express. There is a better train to take, but it left in the evening. There is no AC and it got really hot towards Kalka. The seats are... More 

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North Wales - UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, this rail trip from Kalka to Simla is "Endurance" Tourisim. All the westerners in my carridge were relived to get to the end. I even considered getting a coach insted of the train for the way back. It costs 163 Rupee (1.70 GBP) each way if you book yourself via the India Trains website. There are some trains... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The "Toy Train" is a heritage ride. A narrow gauge British era marvel of civil engineering achievement. It is a testament to the Indian ingenuity for keeping things going. The ruggedly constructed rolling stock meander perilously close to the vertiginous mountain drops threading their way through countless tunnels and over delicate looking bridges. We joined the Train at one end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started my himachal vacation with the toy train..It needs to be planned well before as reservations and timing should be according to ur plan..its worth a shot as u r close to hills. The train travels in medium speed between the hills covering the slopes, plains , green bushes and flora..Views are amazing . its a gr8 scope for... More 

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