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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Mountain Railways of India

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Mountain Railways of India are a World Heritage Site recognizing the three of the five railway lines built during the British Raj in the mountains of India. The three are the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Kalka-Shimla Railway. In addition are the Kangra Valley Railway and Matheran Hill Railway.


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India
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The Mountain Railways of India provided a vital connection to hill stations which are resorts established by the British. They are considered an outstanding example of the use and development of technology and are engineering marvels of their era.

Mountain Railways of India was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 29 November - 4 December, 1999.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N11 30 37.008 E76 56 8.988
Inscription Year: 1999
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV

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