These 5 miniature trains traveling through India’s scenic views, breathtaking slopes and rich green plantations will transport you to some of the fascinating places.
Matheran Hill Railway, Maharashtra
This Neral to Matheran rail tour will let you experience the beauty of the verdant Western Ghats. The historic route offers a wonderful journey through lush green forests, with hills above and plains below. This train has a capacity of about 100 people.
Toy Train, Darjeeling
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Darjeeling Toy Train, runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, passing through the foggy Himalayas and lush tea farms. The UNESCO-listed train passes through the mountain town in loops covering Rangtong, Kurseong, Ghum, and more.
Kalka-Shimla Railway, Himachal
The Kalka-Shimla train ride is especially magnificent during the winter months, when the countryside is transformed into a winter festival by a blanket of snow. Between Kalka and Shimla, the Kalka-Shimla railway route runs through the most mountainous region, offering breathtaking views of the valley, hills and cities.
Kangra Valley Railway, Himachal
From Pathankot to Joginder Nagar, the train route takes you through the sub-Himalayan region of Kangra Valley in Himachal, with stunningly beautiful mountains. Along the way you will see impressive forts, impressive temples, tea plantations and pine trees.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Tamil Nadu
From Mettupalayam to Ooty, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway takes travelers through dense forests and lush plantations in the Coimbatore and Nilgiri districts. Traveling on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a vacation in itself, as the enticing long journey offers a myriad of magnificent views.