5 Toy Trains In India That Will Make You Relive Your Childhood
“There’s a hundred and four days of summer vacation
Then school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it…”
Whenever we think about summer vacations it is the theme song of ‘Phineas & Ferb’ that comes to our mind. As adults we might not be able to get a 104 days long summer break but when it comes to taking a family holiday with the little ones there is a lot of planning that goes on.
If you are a parent who is planning a family trip or an adult who wants to relive their childhood then we got you covered. Here are 5 toy train rides in India that are a timeless delight for kids and adults.
Kalka-Shimla Railway (Himachal Pradesh)
This historic train was a popular way to reach Shimla which was the summer capital under British rule. One of the most scenic train journeys in India, this train passes through 103 tunnels and 800 bridges on its 96 kms long journey.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Tamil Nadu)
One of the steepest of all the railway lines in Asia, the Nilgiri mountain railways is one of most awe-inspiring toy trains in India. Chugging through rocky terrains and dense forest, the train that runs from Metupalaiyam to Oorty via Coonoor is a part of UNESCO’s World heritage sites in India.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (West Bengal)
Oldest of India’s historic mountain railways, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways take you through the picturesque views of lush green tree plantations. A two hours long joy ride at an altitude of 7,400 feet above sea level. Not just this but this dreamy ride also gives you a glimpse of the panoramic view of Darjeeling perched on the hill and Mount Kanchenjunga in the background.
Kangra Valley Railway (Himachal Pradesh)
One of the last mountain railways to be built, running between Pathankot and Jogindernagar through narrow gauges. The journey provides a scenic view of farmlands, tea gardens and streams running down the hills along with a view of Dhauladhar range.