Kalka - Shimla Railway, Shimla

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Take a ride on the UNESCO-protected Kalka - Shimla Railway through a mountainous route with dramatic views. The “toy train” railroad features a narrow 76 cm (2 ft 6 in) gauge, and was built over a century ago. The journey takes about six hours, offering you splendid views of the Himalayas in the distance as you speed through hundreds of tunnels on the track. The trains make sufficient stops at stations along the way if you need to purchase any snacks or use the restroom. Using our international travel planner, Shimla attractions like Kalka - Shimla Railway can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We limited ourselves to the Kalka - Kandaghat route. The trip in 2nd class is to be done if you do not clutter up too much luggage (little storage space) and forget the comfort. If you want a seat yade it is necessary to be at the station very early and settle on the train as soon as it enters the station: this means waiting a good hour on the train before departure! So there are a lot of people in the compartment (clearly more than seating) but the atmosphere is very friendly and the exchanges facilitated by the proximity. It is not until a few kms after the departure of Kalka to discover a harmonious landscape. The speed of the Toy Train is very relative and stops at small stations frequent (for the purchase of food or toilet break). There's a toilet on the train but "minimalist."
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  • Team, I would like to highlight that yesterday I boarded the kalda Delhi shatabdi from Chandigarh to Be Delhi. No doubt that the train is excellent and the services are good too. It just that my 5year...  more »
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