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“The best railway journey i ever had”

Kalka - Shimla Railway
Ranked #5 of 84 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.
Reviewed 3 December 2008

I believe your best moments in life are those which come unexpected. Few months back i went on trip to shimla, manali and rohtang pass with my family. As expected Himachal was beautiful, it was beautiful than the kumaun ranges that i have visited before. Here I felt if really want to admire natural beauty then go to the greater Himalayas. But what was unexpectedly exiting and beautiful was our trip from Kalka to Shimla by the toy train run by the government. The name was shivalik express. It was like travelling in a fairy tale. small size coaches, sofa like seats, meals in between, heavenly weather, and incomparably beautiful terrain and the long tunnels through which it passes. If there was anything the Britishers did good was this railway track they had build. Its a heritage site of India guys.
This truly is the best way to travel from Kalka to Shimla. To the travelers its my personal advice take the very first ( morning ) shivalik express because at that time its the best weather.

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Reviewed 6 November 2008

We have just returned from a week at the Shimla. The Place is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible time before. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves into the hotel as the nature dont allow you to go inside. The sceneries will drag you out to tracking and snow fall will give you the enjoy of true Antarctica felings. . We enjoyed rope way there and kufri was the sensational place to visit , affcourse dont forget to yak ride. This place is cheap also so dont bother your pocket.Hotels are also sweet and cottage are fabulous. You will enjoy your tour.
Overall I would say this is probably the best Hill station in India as its voted ever . Lots of theme parks so extreme fun for childeren also , but if you want to mix a little luxury with the odd trip to the parks then this is an absolute must .

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Reviewed 25 October 2008

Take this trip on the steam-locomotive train, as I did in the past. The music of steam, trees and tunnels and especially the Koti and Barog tunnels will leave an indelible mark on your psyche.

You can read more about it (to promote the beauty of the train and Shimla proper) at --

10  Thank Shimloo
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Reviewed 25 March 2017
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