the train is a different fun of its own… We all have traveled on a train in
childhood, but have you ever traveled on a toy train? The scenic beauty of
dense forests in beautiful valleys, tunnels, and tea gardens are the add-on
benefits of traveling on a train. If you are planning to have a holiday
somewhere in the near future, then include some places in your holiday list
where you can enjoy the toy train, especially for children who enjoy riding in the toy
train. Now, you must be wondering which place to choose for traveling in a toy
train… no need to worry we have shortlisted some of the best toy train
traveling for you. Read the article and book your tickets for the winter
WHAT IS A TOY TRAIN?
can be seen at hill stations in India, but you will not see them at all hill
stations, you will be able to enjoy them at some selected places as well, it is a
short-distance train that covers a distance of about 100-150 kilometers only
and its speed is also very slow.
As you know
that the toy train runs on a hill station, it is obvious that this train will
sometimes take you through the green forests or enter a tunnel where there is
pitch darkness or cross a high bridge. The meaning of the saying was just that if
you are traveling in this train, then you will be able to feel mother
nature very closely.
children really like to ride on a toy train, by the way, kids enjoy it, even
adults enjoy it, some of them are very well made, believe me, traveling on such
a train is not less than a dream. Let us now tell you where can you enjoy
these special types of trains.
1. NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is also a World
Heritage Site. The song 'Chal Chaiyan Chaiyan' from the famous film 'Dil
Se' movie was shot on this toy train. You may also be a little surprised to
know that the Mettupalayam-Ooty Nilgiri Passenger train is the slowest train
running in India. It runs at a speed of about 16 kilometers per hour. In some
places, its speed reaches up to 10 kilometers per hour. If you want, you can
get down comfortably, walk here and there for a while, then come back and sit
in it. The Nilgiri Mountain Train journey between Mettupalayam to Ooty is a
thrilling experience. In between, there are about 10 railway stations.
Udhagamandalam is the last stop of the toy train journey after Mettupalayam.
When this toy train hitchhikes its way through the lush green forests to reach
Ooty, you are at an altitude of over 2200 metres.
2. DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), a train running between New
Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, was given the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
in December 1999. The distance between them is about 78 kilometers. There are
about 13 stations between these two stations. This whole journey is about eight
hours, but you will not be able to forget this exciting journey of eight hours.
The views from the train are amazing. Well, your trip to Darjeeling is
incomplete until you have taken this train ride. Known as the Queen of Hills,
Darjeeling has a lot to offer to tourists. You can visit Happy Valley Tea
Estate, Botanical Garden, Batasia Loop, War Memorial, Cable Car, Gompa,
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Museum, etc. in and around Darjeeling.
3. KALKA-SHIMLA TOY TRAIN
Pradesh, located in North India, has always been a favorite destination for
tourists. Especially, the Kalka-Shimla toy train here is world-famous. The
journey of the Kalka-Shimla toy train, which was included in the UNESCO World
Heritage Site in the year 2008, started on November 9, 1903. Running on two
feet six inches narrow gauge lane, this train reaches Shimla, a beautiful hill
station situated at an altitude of about 2076 meters, through the winding paths
of Shivalik hills. During this, you can have a good view of the high
snow-capped mountains of Shimla.
4. NAREL-MATHERAN TOY TRAIN
a small but amazing hill station located in Maharashtra. It is at an altitude
of about 2650 feet. The journey to hilltop via toy train between Narel to
Matheran is quite exciting. There are about 121 small bridges and about 221
curves on this railway route. The speed of trains running on this route does
not exceed 20 kilometers per hour. Matheran is the highest railway station on
this route at an altitude of about 803 meters.