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Kalka - Shimla Railway

solan, Shimla 173212, India
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A scenic journey at a slow enjoyable pace

Took Himalayan Queen leaving Shimla at 10:25 upto Kandaghat, about 2:15 hrs journey at a leisurely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sunil V
Happy journey

This place is least crowded than any other stations. The place is kept clean from time to time. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alisha D
Mumbai (Bombay), 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” (108 reviews)
solan, Shimla 173212, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took Himalayan Queen leaving Shimla at 10:25 upto Kandaghat, about 2:15 hrs journey at a leisurely pace with excellent views and feeling the cool mountain breeze along the way. Total journey of 5:30 hrs to Kalka looks slow compared to road trip but road is...More

Thank Sunil V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is least crowded than any other stations. The place is kept clean from time to time. The food stalls here are good.

Thank Alisha D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had travelled to Shimla from Delhi three times earlier, all by road in bus/car.This time we decided to fulfill our long cherised desire of travelling by Kalka-Shimla Toy train and we took Shivalik Deluxe Express on 8th August morning. What a wonderful experience it...More

1  Thank Kamal1943
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to do a train trip of some sort in India, and we really enjoyed this. The views are lovely and the train itself is very quaint. Plenty of opportunities to get railside chai at the stops. Let down by the ubiquitous rubbish through the...More

Thank Harrumpher
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice for a scenic trip, although we along with most other people in our car were on holiday with our luggage and the cars are quaint & old, but also have absolutely no room for luggage. It's nicer than taking the bus, though it's...More

Thank michellegraceforrest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Precautions or points to keep in mind: 1. Dont travel in general. Pros: 1. Will give you plenty of time to spend with the group. 2. Will make you enjoy the scenic beauty of Himalayas. 3. If travelling in Deluxe, you will be served meal...More

Thank rtwk271294
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are newly wed and planning to go to Shimla - Don't use bus or cab service. Go to Kalka station which is connected from all parts of India. Take the Toy Train. For normal travelers - Normal Toy Train Charges around 20 bucks,...More

Thank Gaurab2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The route to Shimla from Kalka is very scenic. If you're planning to go to Shimla, I highly recommend catching the Shivalik express from Kalka to Shimla. It's a worthwhile experience because the train travels on the contours of mountain ranges. There are many occasions...More

Thank Enlite T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Beautiful journey through tunnels,unending bends and remarkable landscapes by Kala Shukla toy train on 1 st June 2017.Due to lack of time we booked our journey only from Solan to Kandaghat.Solan station is small beautiful British style railway station.We spent some valuable time...More

Thank Medhajaodand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful journey. Its takes more time than the bus. Tickets cost is reasonable and veiws are great.

Thank Utsav M
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1 August 2017|
Response from Enlite T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can rent a car. They have rates for hours and kilometres for each day of travel
30 July 2017|
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Response from bharati2408 | Reviewed this property |
Kalka railway station.. You can book in advance feim irctc site
24 July 2017|
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Response from neeraj2boby | Reviewed this property |
check hrtc portal online. best and reliable. also redbus portal will give you options