The Hill Charters - Discover India - Train Tours is one of the well known train tours running in the country. As the name suggests, these train tours cover the hill stations in India and helps you to explore these places to the best possible extent. Given below are the five trains that are included under Hill Charters train tours in India:-
New Jalpaiguri- Darjeeling
The New Jalpaiguri- Darjeeling forms a part of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. It is popularly known as the ‘Toy Train’ and it has been entertaining tourists ever since, this route was opened. It is one of the most popular Hill Charters - Discover India - Train Tours. It is interesting to note that the 83 km long rail route has been elevated to the rank of World Heritage status owing to its amazing engineering skills and brilliant technical achievement. The train tour is divided into 3 categories:-
Kalka- Shimla Himalayan Railway
- Darjeeling Toy Train Joy Ride Morning Tour
- Darjeeling Toy Train Joy Ride Afternoon Tour
- D.H.R. Heritage Toy Train Safari
The Kalka- Shimla Himalayan Railway is yet another important part of Hill Charters - Discover India - Train Tours. This train is also known as ‘Toy Train’. You will certainly enjoy the journey on these trains when they take you across the splendid Himalayan ranges. You can only admire the stupendous beauty of the snow capped mountains and wonder in amazement. The pine and oak trees in the neighboring areas also provide enough joy for visual delight. Please note that you can reserve your tickets through the IRCTC for the following trains:-
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
- 255/256 – Himalayan Queen Express
- 251/252 – Kalka Shimla Express
- 241/242 – Shivalik Deluxe Super fast express
Spanned over a distance of 46 km, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was completed in the year 1899. Interestingly, it is the steepest rail route in Asia. The rail route connects Mettupalayam to Ooty. You can explore the wonderful town of Ooty nestled in the hills. You will be amazed to know that when this train ascends the hill, the engine pushes it from behind. However, when the train is moving downhill, the condition is just reversed. It is a wonderful experience to travel in this train. It is undoubtedly one of the finest Hill Charters - Discover India - Train Tours.
Neral- Matheran Hill Railway
Matheran is a place on the hill top and is situated at a height of 800 m. It is a great experience to be a part of this toy train journey. The scenic beauty of this place is simply inexplicable. Surrounded with shady trees on all sides and monkeys jumping every now and then at the vendors who sell food and drink throughout the journey, you will certainly be impressed. It will definitely remain in your memory for many more years to come in future.
Pathankot- Jogindernagar Railway
It is the last of the five trains that are included in the list of Hill Charters - Discover India - Train Tours. In the year 1926, work on this track was started. Also known as the ‘Kangra Toy Train’, it takes you through a number of tunnels throughout the journey. Witness the charm of the valleys throughout the 163 km long route.