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Kalka - Shimla Railway

Solan, Shimla 173212, India
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Very good railway when rails crosses between mountains it looks amazing one feels fabulous place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Harmeet S
via mobile
Rs 50 for 5 Hours Toy Train Ride!

We took 52455/Himalayan Queen Toy train from Kalka. As reservation was full, we took a risk and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BantakalDotCom
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Udupi, India
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This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“himalayan queen” (116 reviews)
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Solan, Shimla 173212, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good railway when rails crosses between mountains it looks amazing one feels fabulous place was nice

Thank Harmeet S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took 52455/Himalayan Queen Toy train from Kalka. As reservation was full, we took a risk and tried with a general class which cost us only Rs 50 per ticket and for kid (half ticket) Rs 30 for 5 hours toy train ride! There was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some trains which you can book from IRCTC website. But these trains come mostly full or waiting always. So if you have sudden plan to book the toy train, then from Kalka station you can get some local trains which you can book...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A three hour delay for an overcrowded train which I eventually got off on the way up from Kalka was not a good start to my visit to Shimla. Having only got a Waiting List ticket I asked at the ticket office at 5.30am, if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd booked a 70,000Rs 8 night travel package with India Tourism and Travel Services Scindia House Janpath -Delhi ( Not an official Govt agency avoid at all costs ) They sneakily booked me on the night train so I missed the best scenery. The daylight...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it’s a bit uncomfortable. Yes it’s long at 5 + hours , but this is a trip you should do once if you are going to Shimla. There are two or three stops along the way where you can get out & stretch your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shimla to Kalka toy train ride is a joyful experience. The ride offers great views of the Himalayan mountains for about 5 hours . The toy train can be booked one month in advance. There are multiple trains from Shimla, but the most suitable one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a number of different services from Kalka-Shimla. I chose this one for a number of reasons: - Most comfortable of the services - Leaves early AM so not too hot - Breakfast included I was able to book 120 days in advance using...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked as part of a Jules Verne trip to India, we boarded in Kandaghat and got off in Taradevi so that our cars could pick us up. This trip ended up at just under 2 hours, which is enough, despite the scenery and experience. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

few are aware of rail car .. a heritage train from kalka to shimla... a service which was exclusive for vips and in british rule ,,used to carry mail for capital of india and also few passangers.. takes just three and half hours to reach...More

Thank Kamal M
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Yogesh J
April 13, 2018|
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Response from trogman | Reviewed this property |
It sounds like you have enough time. The Shimla train is just on another platform so you only need a couple of minutes to transfer from one train to another
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Norma E
March 21, 2018|
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Response from ktbarker39 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know as it was included as part of a tour. You should be able to find out if you go to their website.
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Norma E
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Allan P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea, all part of our package
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