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Mountain Railways of India

Address: India
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Ranked #1,853 of 2,866 Activities in India
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is an unusual railway and very rarely used by tourists. It runs from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar, though most trains terminate prior to that. It is a very busy railway and we crossed a lot of trains on the passing loops of the single track line. We caught the early train from JG and got window seats with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

If you go to North Bengal make the effort to travel on the DHR affectionally known as the Toy Train. The route takes you from the plains up to the hill station of Darjeeling at an altitude of around 7,000ft The track runs alongside the main road and gives you a chance to see Himalayan life with breathtaking mountain views,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Although I have travelled on all the four mountain rail links, including Pathankot Joginder nagar rail link, but most beautious has been Kalka Shimla Stretch, It overpowers the technical feat of tunnelling in the mountains at that time when it was purely mannual not like Delhi metros drilling machine. the second is Siliguri Darjling strech which is open and wide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

This is one of the prettiest train rides you can ever take. There's a superb view of the Dhauladhar range all the way, plus you get to rub shoulders with (or even get sat on by) the local populace. This is a real train, catering to real people -- housewives, farmers, students, tradesmen, shepherds, business people. And the fares are... More 

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