| These toy trains, operating narrow-
gauge tracks – hence the name toy trains – laid
during the British days, link stations in the plains to hill
stations and offer a laid back experience, where passengers
can take in the diverse mountain scenery at leisure. Some of
these routes are:
Darjeeling Hill Railway with a two feet gauge is the narrowest
of the regular narrow gauges. Linking the town of New Jalpaiguri
with the east Indian hill station of Darjeeling, this famous
little train is drawn on its 86 – km journey by a 100-
year-old engine in 7.5 hours.
With no tunnels on the route, passengers get an uninterrupted
view of the Himalayas.