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“best ever travel experience - toy train”

Kalka - Shimla Railway
Ranked #5 of 85 things to do in Shimla
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Owner description: This railway was built in 1903 to connect the summer capital of India to Punjab.
Chandigarh, India
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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“best ever travel experience - toy train”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Toy train as the name say when you get in, it really looks like a toy. Seatings are quite limited and compact in coach. Do not carry much luggage with you when travelling by toy train. As TT told me that they don't allow big trunks inside.

Don't confuse with the name when you book tickets. Every train which go to shimla from kalka is a toy train.It takes around 5 hours to reach shimla.

We took himalayan queen at 12 o'clock. When it started from kalka, for the first hour we were sweating like a hell and though we did a terrible mistake to choose it but as time passed and it started turning arround hills. It turned into pleasant view and weather. It pass through many tunnels and sudden turns to dark.The view of nature from train was amazing which you miss when go by road.

There is station call "badog" which is so classy and looks like a resort. I recommend to get down by train and visit the whole place.

Visited July 2014
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Noida, India
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“Real highlight of our trip”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Shivalik express is the train to go for.The whole Kalka Shimla line is a view to die for .You will get tosee some amazing engineering marvels in form of tunnels and bridges .To add fun to the whole thing the weather is really the best thing there .

Visited July 2014
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New Delhi, India
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We loved beautiful view on the way.
Prefer- Shivalik deluxe ( It serves breakfast/ Dinner and seats are comfortable).

Visited August 2014
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“Amit-Tanu HimaliyanQueen”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Best train in the world....
So nearer to the Himalayan beauty n we enjoyed lot....
Thanks for being our unforgettable movement of life
Regards Tinny/Amit

Visited August 2014
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milwaukee
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“Toy Train to Shimla”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Wonderful experience! The train slowly climbs the Himalayan mountains and views are breathtaking. 5 hour trip from Kalka to Shimla went by fast. Great mountain air with open windows all the way. I get motion sick, but never felt the winding...no problem for me! If you want to see the scenery on the way to Shimla, this is the only way to go!

Visited July 2014
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