The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – A Jolly Ride Worth Experiencing!; Akshatha Vinayak; Nativeplanet

India – Mountain Railways of India

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed under the mountain railways of India.

Back in 1969, the song ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu’ from the film Aradhana beautifully captured the landscapes of Darjeeling along with its epic train! Do you remember the song where the charismatic Rajesh Khanna is driving in a jeep with his friend while the beautiful Sharmila Tagore is travelling by train? Well, who can forget this amazing song and the train ride?! Since then, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway range has been one of the famous film-shooting spots in India. Even the recent film Barfi was extensively shot in Darjeeling and the “Toy Train” plays an important role. Declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the Darjeeling Toy Train is also a historical attraction.

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