Thursday, April 10, 2014

INDIA ~West Bengal - The Darfeeling Himalayan Railway - UNESCO ~

...A step back in time with this also popularly known "Toy Train"...who wouldn't like a ride to the mountain top with a train named as this... it's always such a great pleasure to find "surprise" postcards in my mailbox...people who think of you when they are on a feels a bit as if you were travelling with them^^... Thanks once again Rod!!!

Nice stamps:
Traditional Indian Textiles-Kalamkari
(Issued 10-12-2009)
Definitive Issue-Builders of Modern India

©Das Studio-Darjeeling-INDIA
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the first, and still the most outstanding example of a hill passenger Railway. Open in 1881, it applied bold and ingenious engineering solutions to the problem of establishing and effect rail link across a mountainous terrain of great beauty. It is still fully operational and retains most of its original features intact. UNESCO’S World Heritage Committee inscribed DHR as a World Heritage Site in 1999.

Darjeeling is one of India's most famous hill resorts. It is 2134 m or 7000ft above sea level. The real fun in coming to Darjeeling is on the toy train. It takes six to seven hours to cover a distance of 82 kms and the slow speed gives you enough time to watch and appreciate the beauty which nature has provided it. This train passes through the Forests, waterfalls, over deep valleys and through the mountains and tunnels.

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