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Kakla-Shimla Toy Train

The Kakla to Shimla Railway was opened at the turn of the 20th century to allow the colonial families of the Raj to escape the summer heat of Delhi and Calcutta for the cool mountain climate of the hill station at Shimla. The narrow gauge track takes a meandering route for 96km as it rises over 1,600 metres, passing through 103 tunnels amidst some stunning scenery.

Darjeeling Toy Train

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was completed in 1881 and connects the hill station of Darjeeling with the low-lying plains of Bihar. Its tiny locomotive travels slowly along a narrow gauge rail, taking 8 hours to complete a mere 82km on a meandering route. The railway highlights the ingenious engineering required to lay track along the mountainous and jungle clad landscape. The scenery changes from paddy fields through hills filled with tea plantations and finally reaches the mountain slopes of Darjeeling, with stunning views of the Himalayas beyond.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge railway built at the turn of the 20th century to connect the British hill station of Ootacamund to the plains below. The track scales an elevation from 326 metres to 2,203 metres through the scenic Nilgiri Hills. Ootacamund, known as Ooty, is the most famous of South India's hill stations - its attractions include the Botanical Gardens and the stunning views from Dodabetta Peak.

Travel to Indian Mountain Railways

Organised group tours: The following tours for Indian Mountain Railways are available:

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Tour Map of India's Golden Triangle

India's Golden Triangle


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13 days

India's Golden Triangle

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