The Mountain Railways of India UNESCO World Heritage site comprises three railways built by the British between 1881 and 1908 to access their hill settlements. The trains that run on them are part of the country’s collection of “toy trains,” so-called because of their diminutive size.

All three lines are exemplary examples of hill railways that used innovative engineering solutions to overcome treacherous but spectacular terrain. All are still operational and retain a degree of their original features. They serve as living examples of the engineering boldness of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

1. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR)

Also known as the Joy…

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