For an amazing and once in a lifetime experience in India, traveling by toy train is a great way to explore the natural surroundings and scenic views. Toy trains always fascinate children as well as adults. The journey might be slow and take hours to reach your final destination but the experience of riding on a train is truly magical. If you are travelling with your children, then definitely take time to go on the toy train journey and spend a wonderful time with them. Keep on reading to know about some of the famous toy trains in India that will take you on the most amazing journeys.
Listed as number 4 in UNESCO World Heritage Site, this toy train brings joy and excitement to the life of travelers. The train covers 96 km (Almost 5 hours) capturing the ultimate beauty of lush green hills, oak, and pine trees, and passes through over 850 bridges, 103 tunnels, and 20 railway stations. If you take an early morning train, you can enjoy beautiful weather while having breakfast. Be ready to embrace your inner child and have a lot of fun during this train journey.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway also popular as Darjeeling Toy Train is the most popular tourist attraction because it is the best heritage toy train (operational since 1881) of India. During the train journey, you will witness breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, valleys, dazzling views of Darjeeling and Kanchenjunga Peak. This unforgettable train ride covers the route of 80 km while passing through 505 bridges. If you have less time and still want to have a toy train experience, you can board on the loco joy ride that transports passengers from Darjeeling to Ghum and back. During this route, passengers can enjoy a great view of Batasia Loop with a perfect backdrop of Mount Kanchenjunga. The Darjeeling toy train is indeed an engineering marvel that one should see at least once in their life.
If you are planning a holiday to Ooty, you can have an opportunity to experience the toy train journey from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor. The train moves through 16 tunnels and over 250 bridges with a speed of 33 km per hour. This rail is the steepest with twists and turns and lets passengers soak in the beauty of dense forest, plains, hilltops. This world heritage toy train also got featured in famous Bollywood scenes making it one of the most famous toy trains of India. Hop on this train and enjoy the thrilling journey with your dear ones.
If you want to spend a fun weekend getaway from Mumbai or Pune, then you can go to Matheran which is a great hill destination with a mild climate and colonial architecture. Please note that Vehicles are restricted in the Matheran town. So, it is your best chance to grab this chance and take the Matheran Hill Railway that runs from Neral to Matheran. You will have around 2 hours to reach Matheran. Make Sure to get the window seat because you do not want to miss the charming views of green forests, wild animals, and refreshing air.
In my opinion, everyone should experience the joy train ride to have fun times with their family and children because it gives you time to connect with people and enjoy the natural surrounding beauty.
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