Dating back to the 19th century, the delightful
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway uses innovative engineering to make
its steep ascent into the Himalayas. The railway's imaginative
design features six zigzag reverses and three loops across 54 miles
of incredible narrow-gauge track, some of which we experience on
our journey from Kurseong to Darjeeling.
Climbing to India's highest railway station, Ghum, which stands
at a staggering elevation of 7,218ft, a ride on the
affectionately-nicknamed 'Toy Train' offers stunning views of
cloud-topped green valleys, rushing waterfalls and the region's
famous tea fields. End your journey with a breathtaking panorama of
the Kanchenjunga mountain range.