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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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Toy Train Has All The Comforts

We chose Shivalik Deluxe to go from Kalka to Shimla. The train was extremely clean. Started at the right time. You can buy some paper and other picnic items such as biscuits etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Allahabad, India
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Allahabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose Shivalik Deluxe to go from Kalka to Shimla. The train was extremely clean. Started at the right time. You can buy some paper and other picnic items such as biscuits etc from Kalka as on the way ahead not much variety is available. The train maintains a good enough speed for you to relax on those high altitudes.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best way to travel to and from Shimla but only if you love trains and do not mind sitting in cramped space. the scenery is just amazing and shows you how much India has to offer in terms of natural beauty. All the stations on the way to Shimla were the cleanest I saw in India and that is what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an outstanding 6 hours. Breathtaking view and ride. Not to be missed. I went by the unreserved passenger train at 8:20 am and would highly recommend this trip if u love nature and have time to enjoy it.

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Thank Rahul P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travelled in 2 toy trains. One is rail motar and the other is shivalik deluxe. The journey from rail motar was just awesome.its just like a mini bus. With capacity of 15passengers only. Driver's nature was too good. It also reached on time. But in shivalik its totally opposite. There were much more passengers than the capacity. They were... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The toy train from Shimla to Kalka is such a joy ride and brings out the excited child in you. The scenic beauty and the tunnels make every moment of the train a memorable journey.

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VADODARA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its such a wonderful experience in toy train. View was mersmerising... Dont give it a miss, if u r planning to go to Shimla.. It takes 5 hrs to reach Shimla..But its worth riding on a toy train....

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

Definitely take a ride on this train...it winds its way up theese beautiful hills...through almost 100 tunnels and lets you enjoy the beautiful scenery all around... the toy train is anyday better than taking the road... Book in 1st class if you want reserved seats...else show up real early to grab a seat in the unreserved ones.

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calcutta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled up to Kalka on the Howrah Delhi Kalka Mail and thereafter took the Shivalik Express to Simla. We;d bought our tickets online in May. The Kalka Mail for some reason is almost invariably four to five hours late. In our case we reached Delhi at 1 am instead of at 8.30 pm, but in a way this was... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since we visited on Independence day weekend we didn't get the chance to board the train. It is suggested that booking is done in advance

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Shimla, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buy a ticket and get a seat as soon as possible because there is no reservation for this train. You are not going to use this train journey for commute but actually for the experience of one of its kind. Views are amazing. Feeling is local and close to nature. It takes about 5-6 hours for this train to travel... More 

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