Monsoon joyride; Regina Gurung; The New Indian Express


India – Mountain Railways of India

Go cloud chasing with a bit of locomotive smoke this year, courtesy some of the country’s most popular toy trains.

THIS monsoon, ride a mountain toy train and enjoy the downpour while sipping on some Darjeeling tea. Or be a geek

and check out the world’s oldest engine or relive a scenic train journey from your favourite Bollywood flick. Add historical significance to your trip by picking one of the UNESCO world heritage toy trains, like the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), where Ranbir Kapoor was recently spotted in nerd glasses, shooting with Anurag Basu for Jagga Jasoos. Some updates for your trip: the Matheran Railway, which was closed for a year, is set to resume, with extra safety facilities, and DHR is resuming its suspended glory, too, with daily service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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