Shimla,the Raj & Bharat: Raising the Indian tricolour at the Viceregal Lodge made me realise the true meaning of Bharat Parv; Makarand R Paranjape; Daily O

After centuries of slavery, our freedom does not merely confer on us a cluster of rights, but a huge constellation of responsibilities.

Source: Shimla,the Raj & Bharat: Raising the Indian tricolour at the Viceregal Lodge made me realise the true meaning of Bharat Parv

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The Track Less Travelled; Natalia Ahmed; Khaleej Times

India’s mountain railways are sure to take your breath away with its awe-inspiring views…

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway: As old as the hills; Sofia Juliet R; The Hindu

First stop: The train on its way to Kallar station, the first stop after Mettupalayam. Between Mettupalayam and Coonoor, the line uses a rack-and-pinion system to help it along the steep gradient.

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‘Toy’ over the hill; The Statesman

The neglect of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways has been institutionalised… and consciously so. Lord Dalhousie would have been aghast.

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A Clarion Call To Save The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways; Precious Kamei; Outlook India

UNESCO questioned the state of conservation of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. Find out why…

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IRCTC to Study Heritage Rail Routes to Rope in Private Players; Arun Kumar Das; NewsClick

The PSU under the Indian Railways has been asked to find out the feasibility of the project for handing over the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Kalka Shimla Railway to private hands.

Source: IRCTC to Study Heritage Rail Routes to Rope in Private Players | NewsClick

Unesco panel concern on toy train; Avijit Sinha; Telegraph India

Panel mentions Indian railways has not taken adequate measures to protect and conserve the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway…

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UNESCO to assess state of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway system; Laughing Colours

India’s Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has been a World Heritage Site from last 140 years but country’s continuing failure…

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Years Of Negligence By Govt Puts Darjeeling’s Toy Train’s ‘World Heritage’ Tag In Danger; Bobins Abraham; India Times

Built in 1881, the 88 km long Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1999.

Source: Years Of Negligence By Govt Puts Darjeeling’s Toy Train’s ‘World Heritage’ Tag In Danger

Eight thrilling rides in bucket-list destinations; Julie Miller; Stuff

Traveller’s team of globetrotting writers nominate journeys that were the “ride of their life”.

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All aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – in pictures; The National

The narrow-gauge railway runs from 100-metres above sea level at New Jalpaijuri to 2,200m in Darjeeling…

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Joy ride in the Shimla hills on heritage toy train; Millenium Post

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Top 10 experiences on a family holiday in the hills; Lonely Planet

The hills are calling!

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Darjeeling: Train stops, driver removes bike from tracks, moves on; Pankaj Dhungel; East Mojo 

This is a common sight in the hill district. Not every vehicle, however, gets lucky as a recent accident on the railway line showed…

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Mountain Railways of India: Facts at a Glance; Jagran Josh; Hemant Pratap Singh


The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and the Kalka–Shimla Railway have collectively been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

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Incredible Facts About Indian Railways That You Probably Never Knew; Suhasini Reddy; The Hans India

Facts everyone should know about Indian Railways that you might not be aware of.

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The ride of your life: Eight thrilling journeys that are better than the destination; Traveller.com.au

I just can’t help reliving, in my dreams, that ride of my life.

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History on wheels; Rohini Ramakrishnan; The Hindu

Go back in time with a ride on these historic and magnificent mountain railways in India.

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Snow Spell: Kalka Shimla Heritage train journey! See pics and Watch video; Times Now News

Operational since 1903, Kalka Shimla Hill Railways is one of the most iconic railway routes in the country which has completed 116 years. The UNESCO World Heritage site is a magical experience.

Source: Snow Spell: Kalka Shimla Heritage train journey! See pics and Watch video | Business News

10 scenic tourist places In Darjeeling; Daily Sun

One of the most popular hill stations in India – Darjeeling is a perfect collage of snowy and mighty Himalayan ranges, winding walking tracks, valleys, monastery, momos, tea plantations and and toy train. Amidst the green grey hills, the serene vegetation and scenic vistas guarantee…

Source: 10 scenic tourist places In Darjeeling