Charming as they may be to ride on, these trains are also marvels of fine engineering, keeping in mind that they were built over a century ago and were constructed without the tools that railways around the world use to lay tracks in difficult terrain. The marvel increases considering that the basic infrastructure built at that period has held on for over 100 years and overcome all that the harsh mountain weather could throw at it.
Besides helping the British escape the soaring summer temperatures in the plains, these three railway networks also played an important role in meeting the socio-economic aspirations of the people living in these remote areas. Also, since two of these trains run in the tea-growing areas of the country, their role in promoting tea industry and tea trade has been significant.
Now, years later, that efficient roadways have been constructed, these rail networks are more a tourist’s delight than a regular commute. Offering an unmatched scenic travel, these rides must figure on any tourist’s itinerary. Read More…
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