If you have a fancy for trains, then surely we are talking sense for you. Like so many other things, India offers you some of the most interesting trips on toy trains. These trains might be slow and small, but they pass through some of the most beautiful natural settings. These natural scenes will make the journey totally worth it. Read on more about these toy trains that run in the hilly areas and take your pick.
The Kalka-Shimla toy train
When you travel by this train, you actually go back in time. This train route is over a century old and connects you to the summer capital of British era, Shimla. The upward journey is steep and winding. The topography changes from pine forests to deodars to lush hillsides. And you get to pass though 103 tunnels.
The Ooty-Nilgiri mountain rail
Your visit to Ooty is incomplete without a ride in this toy train. The train runs in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It passes through a very picturesque setting that covers rivers, terrain and thick forests. The train has been running since 1899.
The Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway
The train passes through the Eastern Himalayas. It chugs up rolling hills and lush breathtaking plantations of tea. The train has been running since 1881. You get some of the most captivating views on this route. Many Bollywood movies have been shot on this route and you must not miss an opportunity to ride on this beauty.
The Matheran Hill Railway
The train has been running since 1907. The train has a pollution free route that passes through a hill settlement. Passengers are taken to the top of a hill. The most striking feature of this train journey is the peace that you feel all around. The route passes through a vehicle-free area.