Despite Darjeeling being a very noisy, crowded, popular tourist destination, I was eager to get there solely to come face to face with the toy train. The mix of old world charm and the highly romanticised Bollywood imagery was simply too irresistible.
The best and most popular example would be the Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore & S.D. Burman classic.
It has been showcased in many movies over the years, this one from the 90s
More recently, it’s been featured in films like Parineeta & Barfi. It has even inspired foreign film makers, case in point Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited.
Pictures of the toy train in Darjeeling.