Firstly what makes this North-Eastern railway stand out is that the route of Darjeeling to Ghum is emphatic owing to the fact that Ghum is India's highest railway station. Though the construction of the rail dates back to 1879 the recent UNESCO survey claims that it is still in perfect working condition. The route follows the hill cart road almost parallel to highway 55. To conquer the terrain the route consists of a series of loops and what is often referred to as Z reverses, these components certainly make the ride more intriguing for anyone riding the train for the first time. With the surrounding Jalpaiguri district along the way, the aesthetics the ride provides are unparalleled. One can witness West Bengal at its scenic best along the way.
India has a number of historic toy trains all of which are unique. One visit shall leave you wanting for more. From a vintage rail enthusiast to the normal avid traveller, these toy trains have something to offer for everyone!