If You Are A traveler, It's Totally Shameful If You Haven't Traveled By These Toy Trains. 

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Everyone will must have the experience the toy train journey once in a while, or as much as you could. And if you are a traveler, it's totally shameful if you haven't experienced it. Toy train journeys made for unforgettable travel memories. Travelling on the narrow gauge railway draws your attention towards the verdant beauty of its surrounding hills. Adding to the charm are the scattered clouds kissing the landscape for as far as you can see. Toy train train journey is one of the best things you can experience as a traveler.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get packing and get on a Toy Train. Here is four most beautiful toy train rides in India, you must ride once in a while.




Kalka-Shimla Railway:

The Kalka Shimla Railway

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The Kalka-Shimla Railway

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The Kalka-Shimla Railway

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Kangra Valley Railway

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Kangra Valley Rail

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Kangra Valley Rail

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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The Kalka Shimla Railway

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The Kalka Shimla Railway line is one of the most popular hill railways in India. The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway in North India travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. A journey on this railway is a unique experience as one passes through the breathtaking landscape of the majestic Himalayas, through tunnels and over bridges; amid the lush green valleys embellished with pine and oak trees. It is known for dramatic views of the hills and surrounding villages. The traveler is left with a long lasting memory of rhapsody and triumph. Kalka-Shimla-Railway runs through 102 tunnels and 864 bridges. The railway was declared a heritage by UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Kalka-Shimla Railway

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The Kalka-Shimla Railway

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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This 83 km. long section connecting Darjeeling with the railhead at Siliguri is of great importance and has been bestowed World Heritage Site status. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the first, and still the most outstanding example of a hill passenger Railway. Darjeeling Mountain Railway has Ghum station, India’s highest railway station at an altitude of 2,257 metres. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most fascinating and captivating train journey. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the places no one affords to miss in their life time. Toy Train from the Siliguri, in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, to the hill station of Darjeeling offers views of Himalayan peaks as high as 7,400 feet. You’ll traverse through dense jungle, verdant valleys, tea gardens, and forests of maple, chestnut, pear, cherry, and cardamom trees on this two-foot wide, narrow-gauge line.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Kangra Valley Railway:

Kangra Valley Railway

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The Kangra Valley Railway lies in the sub-Himalayan region and covers a distance of 164 km from Pathankot, Punjab to Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh. Kangra valley toy train unlike the Shimla-KaIka train, where the passengers spend most of the time going through tunnels, the Kangra toy train runs through a maze of hills and valleys, offering the travelers enchantingly scenic views. Travelling on this narrow gauge railway draws your attention towards the verdant beauty of Dhauladhar and its surrounding hill towns. Adding to the charm are the scattered clouds kissing the landscape for as far as you can see. A trip on the Kangra toy train is a thrilling experience. It is an unmatched way to savour the beauty of the Kangra Valley.

Kangra Valley Rail

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Kangra Valley Rail

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway:

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Photo of Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Abhinaw Chauhan

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a railway in Tamil Nadu. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a 46 Km long and runs on 1000 mm gauge railway. It connects Mettupalayam to Ooty. This is a truly amazing journey that takes tourists from a height of 1069 feet to 7228 feet. The journey itself from Mettupalayam to Ooty is full of scenic beauty enroute. Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a treasured element and fabled charm of Nilgiri mountains. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway offers some of the best natural scenery around along with wild life. The train, for obvious safety reasons, averages 10.4 km per hour and is perhaps the slowest in India.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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