About Hill Trains of India
India is a land of varied topography - plains, deserts and hills together enhance the charm of this country. For tourists desirous of exploring the beautiful interiors of the country, there are many options. Luxury trains run between different destinations to enable tourists to enjoy the pleasure of not only the treatment accorded, but also scenic beauty around. The hill stations of the country, especially are so endearing that tourists invariably flock in large numbers to visit these areas. And to encourage them in their plans, the government operates numerous hill trains tours in
India in the country that take tourists to some of the most outstanding hill stations of the country.
Moreover, there are Toy Trains that run only in the hilly areas. The trains usually run usually on a narrow guage. They are not very fast as the main intention is to let the beauty of the region seep in gradually into the hearts and soul of the passengers. These trains, as per their names, are much smaller in size and capacity than the usual ones. However, the exhilaration felt during the journey far exceeds than the one experienced in a usual train.
Hill Trains of India
» Shivalik Palace -
Running between Kalka and
Shimla, the Shivalik Palace is a six seater train that can be combined with
any train. The facilities on board include folding cushioned bed, a dining
table, a refrigerator, modern bathroom, an attendant and a well equipped
kitchen. Apart from these two retirnig rooms at Shimla are also provided.
» Shivalik Queen
Especially meant for the honeymooners, the Shivalik
Queen Express promises a beautiful journey between Kalka and Shimal. Big
windows in the train provide charming views enroute.
» Matheran Hill
Matheran Railway links Neral, which lies on the Mumbai-
Pune route, to the beautiful hill station of Matheran. The route, which is
covered in a time period of one and half hours, is full of panoramic views
of the region. The tranquility experienced is worth enjoying.
» Darjeeling Hill
Operating between New Jalpiaguri and Darjeeling, the
Darjeeling Railway is pulled by 100 year old engine. Tourists have an
opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking view of the great Himalayas for full
seven and half hours.
» Niligiri Mountain Rail -
This train runs between Mettupalayam and Ooty in the southern part of the
country. Tourists are treated to splendid views of tunnels, bridges.