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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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Always recommended to take the entire length from Kalka to Shimla or Shimla to Kalka. The heritage toy train passes trough 103 tunnel before ending the journey. Passing through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always recommended to take the entire length from Kalka to Shimla or Shimla to Kalka. The heritage toy train passes trough 103 tunnel before ending the journey. Passing through each of the tunnel unfolds the natural beauty at its best. Even if you cannot make the entire length, do make it for a part and pleasure journey at least for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

That was incredible the experience that I had in this railway you will be able to see the nature of Shimla in this train

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice train journey. Good views. Make sure you reserve the tickets online. We chose the first class train. They provided a proper breakfast and tea twice. Good experience.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting shimla without a journey on this toy train is actually incomplete I hired a taxi to shimla and came back by the toy train. The train moves at a steady pace amidst the mountains taking lots of curves that amuse you a lot.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One must have experience it at least one for life time. Its a heritage train, unforgettable trip, beautiful view..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to enjoy the real beauty of the Himalyas than never forget to board Kalka Shimla Railways which runs from Kalka to Shimla. A broad Guage route of the indian railways. Unforgettable memory. Best experience.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took the Toy Train (Himalayan Queen) at the end of a visit to Shimla. The whole line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well worth taking a trip on the train. The train is a narrow gauge and being old, is pretty basic. However the journey is fun and the views on a clear... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Shimla, once everyone should go by this train from Kalka to Shimla or Shimla to Kalka to view the deep valley surrounding the track of railway. All the in between railway stations are very neat & clean. Hilly Lighting View in the night while coming from Shimla to Kalka is very good.

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Balasore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing you will find that lacks is,it takes around 4:30 hrs to reach kalka. But the scenic beauty while travelling in trains and the way it is maintained by 100 years, you will be proud of.. Its an example of perfect engineering... Railway stations are well maintained and neat. I took my camera and couldn't resist to click..... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have booked toy train ride (shivalik Dlx) from kalka to Shimla but found nothing special in this ride of 5 hours.. It is most luxary train in this track but i advice all of you you will take other trains ride than Shivalik.. it is luxuary ride but don't have any stop for trail between 5 hours which is... More 

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