Tag: IN – Mountain Railways of India

History On Wheels! Exploring Indian Cultures on These Heritage Trains; Jigyasa Sahay; India.com

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This summer vacation embrace yourselves with the grandeur of Indian heritage. Sounds boring you say? Then hop on the heritage trains and then explore the hues of Indian history, we say!

Source: History On Wheels! Exploring Indian Cultures on These Heritage Trains

Show And Tell: A Slow Ride To The Queen Of Hills On The Toy Train; Outlook India

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To ride the charmingly decrepit Darjeeling Heritage Railway – or the Toy Train as it is popularly known – is to ride through history. It is also considered to be the world’s 22nd highest railway.

Source: Show And Tell: The

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India: Quick Revision For Competitive exams; Shailja Purohit; Career India

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In view of Indias vast historical background, there are around 3691 monuments and sites of historical importance. Out of these, 40 sites are accredited by UNESCO as world Heritage sites. So lets know what a World Heritage site is?

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India: Quick Revision For Competitive exams

Ooty toy train: All you need to know about the classy trip through enchating hills; On Manorama

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Though there are several scenic spots in the hill station, all tourists vouch that nothing can beat the excitement of travelling in the toy train of Ooty.

Source: Ooty toy train: All you need to know about the classy trip through enchating hills

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Snow-clad Indian Railways’ Ghum station becomes popular among tourists; Devanjana Nag; Financial Express

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For the benefit of tourists, Indian Railways is running several tourist trains including Vistadome train services in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway network.

Source: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Snow-clad Indian Railways’ Ghum station becomes popular among tourists; see pics

5 Exciting Toy Train Rides In India That You Shouldn’t Miss; Nivedita R; India.com

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These toy trains pass through India’s picturesque mountains, stunning slopes, lush green plantations and more. Check them out…

Source: 5 Exciting Toy Train Rides In India That You Shouldn’t Miss

How teas led the way for trains; Aravinda Anantharaman; Live Mint

The enduring romance of tea and trains goes back to a time when posters with recipes went up on station walls…

Source: Opinion | How teas led the way for trains

Heritage steam engine attracts foreign tourists in Shimla; Times of India Videos

A century-old heritage steam engine has been attracting tourists to Shimla to come and experience the scenic beauty of the hill station. The 117-year-old KC-520 steam engine that runs coaches on narrow gauze was restarted again by rail authorities in a bid to attract tourism. The Kalka-Shimla railway line was declared as the UNESCO’s world heritage line in the year 2008.

Source: Heritage steam engine attracts foreign tourists in Shimla | News – Times of India Videos

All aboard India’s joyful ‘toy train’; Pavlo Fedykovych; CNN


With 103 tunnels, 917 curves and 988 bridges spanning over 20 stations, India’s UNESCO-listed Kalka-Shimla “toy train” is a spectacular feat of engineering. The views are incredible, too.

Source: All aboard India’s joyful ‘toy train’

India’s Nilgiri Mountain Railway: a train journey into the clouds; Len Williams; The IET

Len Williams takes a ride on South India’s iconic Nilgiri Mountain Railway – a classic of Victorian engineering – and learn how the UNESCO world heritage railway line came to be.

Source: India’s Nilgiri Mountain Railway: a train journey into the clouds

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