Read: Why Was Darjeeling Toy Train Started

Darjeeling Toy Train (Siliguri to Darjeeling) As the story goes, Darjeeling's narrow-gauge steam train was established as a means to exploit the difference in price of tea and potatoes between Darjeeling and Siliguri. Today, travellers and locals alike call it the “Toy Train”, and for good reason—with its tracks laid just two feet apart, it boasts the footprint of an amusement park ride. Despite its diminutive nickname, the railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its stations along the way have been carefully restored to their former colonial glory. Travelling at a breakneck speed of 12 km/h, the “Toy Train” is famous for its reverses, loops and spirals, with the temperature dropping dramatically as it ascends through tea plantations and teak forests, boasting spectacular views of the Himalayas and the world’s third-­highest peak—Kanchenjunga. (By Skevi Louca‎)

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