Kalka - Shimla Railway, Shimla

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World heritage site · Tour · Scenic Railroad
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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  • You can book the tickets via Indian railway sites. Please avoid taking a Coupe seat as it is next to the toilet and also one side of your view will be blocked cause of it.  more »
  • The train ride from Kalka-Shimla through the Himalayas is an experience in itself! Beautiful valleys n landscape around but being a 5 hours journey, it becomes a bit boring after 2-3 hours. However...  more »

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