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Mountain Railways of India*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Darjeeling Toy Train.
State Party  India
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 944
Region** Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1999  (23rd Session)
Extensions 2005; 2008
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.

Several railways were built in the mountainous regions of India. Collectively they are known as the Mountain railways of India:

The collective designation refers to the current project by the Indian government to nominate a representative example of its historic railways to UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.



The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was recognized in 1999, while the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was added as an extension to the site in 2005 and Kalka-Shimla Railway was added as an extension in 2008. They were recognized for being "outstanding examples of bold, ingenious engineering solutions for the problem of establishing an effective rail link through a rugged, mountainous terrain." [1].

See also


  1. ^ Unesco

External links

Coordinates: 11°30′37″N 76°56′09″E / 11.51028°N 76.93583°E / 11.51028; 76.93583



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