Darjeeling Himilayan Railway
Darjeeling-Ghoom, IndiaThe two foot distance between its rails, which requires train cars to be smaller, has earned the Darjeeling Himalayan the affectionate nickname of the Toy Train. In fact, when it was constructed in the late 1800s, it represented a triumph of engineering and still is considered one of the world’s most outstanding examples of hill passenger railways. Prepare to be dazzled by the sight of colorful sari-clad shoppers in the busy cities, and landscapes from dense tropical jungle and picturesque tea gardens to forests including pear, cherry, and cardamom trees. Ghoom, at the end of the line, is the highest station in India with an elevation of 7,407 feet.