Heritage Trains In India For Must Try


There are few left and we should we ride at least once before it get vanished. This is help you to create a nostalgic memories although trains were part of our travel before we got access to airlines. Our government is trying to keep the trains up and running, these trains stills the old charm of travel. These routes were made years ago and the scenic beauty is unparalleled. Below is the list of trains to must take ride on.

1) Kalka-Shimla Railway

Kalka-Shimla Railway

Photo of Kalka-Shimla Toy Train, Railway Colony, Kalka, Haryana, India by Bloggers Without Borders - (BWB)

This narrow gauge runs between Kalka to Shimla and it is also famous for offering a beautiful views of hilly forest region. The track was build in 1898 and connect to Shimla which is also known as summer capital of India. This route is operated by Northern railways and in 2007 this railway line was recognized as a Heritage Site. This is the nearest one from Delhi and Chandigarh. Don't forget to take a ride in winters to witness some amazing white wonderland. On the route train crosses 100 tunnels.

2) Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Photo of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, West Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Bloggers Without Borders - (BWB)

Also known as the toy train, this runs between New Jalpaiguri station and Darjeeling station. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway started in 1835 almost at the end of 19th century. While you are on this train it crosses multiple zigzag routes and 5 large loops to reach higher altitudes. In 1999 this route recognized as world Heritage Site and also most of the famous tourist attractions. This route is also known for it's most scenic mountain railway circuit and this ride will change your prospective towards train journey.

3) Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Photo of Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Mysore Rd, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Bloggers Without Borders - (BWB)

This amazing route is located in Tamil Nadu state and was build in 1908 by the British. This train runs from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam (Ooty), and takes around 4.8 hours to complete. Most of the times fewer trains runs but during the peak summer season it they run at least 4 trains a day. I July 2005, UNESCO designated it as a World Heritage Site, and is not operated by the Salem railway division.

5) Matheran Hill Railway

Matheran Hill Railway

Photo of Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Bloggers Without Borders - (BWB)

This train was never has a permanent place in UNESCO Heritage list but the journey offers one of the best rides: trust my words. This is also a narrow gauge line and runs between Neral and Matheran in Maharashtra. This is just a 21 kms route which comes under operations in 1907. The best part about this is you can trek along with the tracks to reach Matheran. This small hill station is not allowed any motor vehicles except this train to maintain the beauty. If you are in Mumbai, it can be a quickest way to take break.

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