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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.. well kept

A must for tourists, enjoy this ride from Shimla towards Shogi, it has best of views as passes through green hills and hilly town/villages

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Manoj P
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must for tourists, enjoy this ride from Shimla towards Shogi, it has best of views as passes through green hills and hilly town/villages

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Surat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1st time get experience in toy train what can i say simply its amazing yaar ;) if you want to go shimla toy train is best option to go at there but before you travel in it my personal request you must book your ticket online ( reservation ticket ) to avoid crowd and feel relaxing Travel time more than... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Exactly 430am local when we reach Kalka station after 5 hours drive from Dehli. Your name will be displayed outside of train. Yes meals will be provided 3X. The train will stop at few locations. You can get down for pictures and also to view places. Total 4 hours from Kalka to Shimla station. A journey that I will cherish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

dont miss this amazing experience if u r visiting shimla for the first time.I would simply rate it at the top for my 1st visit .and just take the train in the morning for better and views .

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its an amazing journey which you can experience only by doing it. So many tunnels and the view of the mountains is really great. Small compartments with the facilities of toilets. It stops at many small but different kind of stations.

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

A unique thrilling experience on the "Toy Train" from Kalka to Shimla. Right from the start when you see the narrow gauge, compact bogies only 76 cms. in breadth, it fills you up with expectations of a "ride into the past". We took the Himalayan Queen without the frills of AC and lunch on board... mainly because of the apt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved Kalka - Shimla Toy Train. Had wonderful ride in Shivalik Delux Train. It offers facilities like news paper, Break fast and tea. Train start at 6.00 am from Kalka and reached shimla at 12.30 pm.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled several times on the Rail Motor in the past and enjoyed my leisurely journey. Many years ago I remember having breakfast at Barog Railway Station on way to Shimla. Unfortunately the same is no longer possible. With the four landing of the Kalka Solan Road, there is a frequent traffic jam. It takes same time of around 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode the train from dharampur to solan through some fabulous scenery. We were very comfortable in our carriage as the guard resticted it to us tourists only. Not the same for the other carriages though which were rammed with people hanging on the outside! The construction of this railawy was an amazing feat given the technology avai available at... More 

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Thank kajal r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a heritage things so I enjoy a lot during travelling from kalka to shimla. Because of train move slowly so after some time I get blared so I will suggest if you want to enjoy journy then take short ride it will be great fun for you

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