Mountain Railways of India

Mountain Railways of India

About Mountain Railways of India

Mountain Railways of India are considered as railway lines constructed in the mountains of India. This article helps you to learn about the list of world heritage sites in India which are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.

UNESCO World Heritage Site India

The following are the list of world heritage sites in India which had designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in India:

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
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The above list of world heritage sites in India can explain briefly in the following:

DHR

DHR stands for “Darjeeling Himalayan Railway” also called as “Darjeeling Toy Train”. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. It had recognized as the 01st UNESCO World Heritage Site India under Mountain Railways of India by UNESCO India in the year 1999. Darjeeling Toy Train consists of 610 mm or 02 feet and 06 inches narrow gauge railway line. DHR travels from Siliguri to Darjeeling with the distance of the length of about 88 Kilometres or 55 Miles.

NMR

NMR stands for “Nilgiri Mountain Railway” is also called as “Ooty Toy Train” is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. It had recognized as the 02nd UNESCO World Heritage Site India under Mountain Railways of India by UNESCO India in the year 2005. It consists of 46 Kilometers or 29 Miles long meter gauge railway line that travels from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (Ooty)

Nilgiri Mountain Railway
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KSR

KSR stands for “Kalka Shimla Railway” is also called as “Kalka Shimla Toy Train” is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. It had recognized as the 03rd UNESCO World Heritage Site India under Mountain Railways of India by UNESCO India in the year 2008. It consists of 762 mm or 02 feet and 06 inches narrow gauge railway line. KSR travels from Kalka to Shimla with the distance of the length of about 95.66 Kilometres or 59.44 Miles.

Kalka Shimla Railway
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Note: In the above list of world heritage sites in India all are narrow gauge railways except the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and it is the only rack railways in India.

Other to convert under Mountain Railways of India

The following are the other railways which are in the queue to convert under Mountain Railways of India by UNESCO Heritage Sites in India.

  • Firstly, the Matheran Hill Railway
  • Secondly, Kangra Valley Railway
  • Thirdly, Jammu Baramulla Line
  • Lastly, Lumding Badarpur Section

The above other railways which are in the queue to convert under Mountain Railways of India by UNESCO Heritage Sites in India can explain briefly in the following:

Matheran Hill Railway

Matheran Hill Railway has in the 01st list of world heritage sites in India to convert as 04th UNESCO World Heritage Site India under Mountain Railways of India. It is under pending approval by the International body. It runs from Neral to Matheran by covering with a distance of about 20 Kilometers or 12 Miles

Kangra Valley Railway

The Kangra Valley Railway also called as “Kangra Toy Train”. It also in the list of world heritage sites in India to convert as UNESCO World Heritage Site India under Mountain Railways of India. It runs from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar by covering with a distance of about 163 Kilometers or 101 Miles

Jammu Baramulla Line

Jammu Baramulla Line also in the list of world heritage sites in India to convert as UNESCO World Heritage Site India under Mountain Railways of India. It covers with a distance of about 345 Kilometers or 214 Miles

Lumding Badarpur Section

Lumding Badarpur Section also in the list of world heritage sites in India to convert as UNESCO World Heritage Site India under Mountain Railways of India.

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