We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kalka - Shimla Railway

Solan, Shimla 173212, India
Review Highlights
A must travel train!!!

The Kalka- shimla railway is a narrow - guage railway travelling along mostly mountainous route... read more

Reviewed yesterday
via mobile
Slow Train with Incredible Views

Between 5 and 6 hours to go from Kalka to Shimla. Great experience because of the terrific views... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New York City, New York
Read all 1,516 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“himalayan queen” (115 reviews)
“barog station” (47 reviews)
Solan, Shimla 173212, India
Write a ReviewReviews (1,516)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,488 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Kalka- shimla railway is a narrow - guage railway travelling along mostly mountainous route from Kalka to shimla....it was built by Britishers.....route has 107 tunnels and 864 bridges....it is known for beautiful view of hills and surrounding villages....there r 18 stations on the whole...More

Thank DharaJMD
Reviewed 2 days ago

Between 5 and 6 hours to go from Kalka to Shimla. Great experience because of the terrific views and the funny tunnels. December is cold; seriously. Arriving Shimla at sunset, priceless...

Thank RaquelitaNYC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredible. From leaving the station to arriving in Shimla the journey was amazing. The scenery was astonishing.

1  Thank ktbarker39
Reviewed 5 days ago

It takes 6 hours from Shimla to Kalka. Journey is very interesting and unique experience in the beginning. You also get slightly mystic feeling as it passes through the mountains and tunnels. I was travelling alone and for the first time, and got bored after...More

Thank Pankaj1991
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I travelled on the Kalka - Shimla 'Toy Train' as part of a 'Great Rail Journeys' holiday in January. We boarded the narrow gauge railway after a previous four hour express train journey from Delhi. We proceeded with the five and a...More

1  Thank amiddletonsct
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is something we have wanted to do for years and seen on TV many times and was top of our list of things to do in northern India. I have to say we were slightly disappointed. You need to be aware that the toy...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a heritage track. The track has very picturesque views but journey takes lot of time as compared to travelling by road. If one has time then highly recommend.

Thank kaulsumit9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow-gauge railway in North India travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. It is known for dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages. In summer it's look beautiful with all the greenery...More

Thank Shikha G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kalka Shimla Rail journey on a narrow gauge is awesome experience. Started in 1903, this became part of Heritage Culture of Mountain Railways recognized by UNESCO in 2008. It whirlwinds negotiating curvy tracks . It passes through 103 tunnels. With breathtaking views it's just mesmerizing....More

Thank YogeshSriva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kalka-Shimla railway is a work of engineering genius which made the lives of those who used it in its early days so much easier than they would have been without the railway. But times move on and the roads are now very good and...More

2  Thank Koshkha
Nearby HotelsSee all 123 hotels in Shimla
Wingait Inn
82 reviews
.05 miles away
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
1,740 reviews
.30 miles away
Hotel Landmark
372 reviews
.31 miles away
Shimla British Resort
165 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Hide Out Cafe
316 reviews
.76 miles away
Sony Dhaba
63 reviews
.74 miles away
Wake & Bake Cafe
592 reviews
.81 miles away
The Restaurant
219 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Mall
2,427 reviews
.92 miles away
The Ridge
713 reviews
.68 miles away
Shimla Christ Church
734 reviews
.95 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Mo R
January 28, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from khajjalpahadi | Reviewed this property |
You can stay at the timbertrail, Parwanoo And coming back to Delhi from shimla? Its a journey that takes around 8 hours in a VOLVO BUS that you can get from the New Bus Stand Shimla. There are quite a few places in shimla... More
January 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Kartik516r | Reviewed this property |
Indian style
sandeep s
January 3, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
No food is served on the train. We were the last passengers (the train waits for the connection from Delhi) Other clients were eating but this was purchased from Kalka Station. The train stops numerous times at stations that... More