What happens when you combine Street View technology and the breath-taking railways of India? You get Rail View. Experience the Indian railways like never before on Google Arts & Culture with a virtual journey through winding hills, tiny mountain stations, and vibrant, colorful transport hubs.
151 Rail Views
Take a trip on the Indian railways from wherever you are in the world and choose from 151 different places to explore – that’s an incredible 25,000 different panorama views! Check out these 12 picturesque spots along the railways, or explore the full collection, here.
Discover two of the most iconic routes of the Indian Railways: the Kalka-Shimla railway as it winds through its hair-raising track from Kalka to Shimla overlooking stunning Himalayan vistas; and in Tamil Nadu climb aboard the impressive Nilgiri Mountain Railway – the name literally meaning “blue hills”.
Trains waiting to crossKangra Valley Railway
55 Stations, 16 Tunnels and Bridges
Visit 55 different stations throughout India, some hustling and bustling like Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and some a world away high in the remote mountains, like Kanoh, Rongtong, or Hill Grove. Put your nerves to the test and check out the engineering marvels of railways, such as bridges like the Kallar Bridge or Adderley Bridge, and tunnels like this one, the longest one on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
A Train through the fieldsKangra Valley Railway
13 Museums and Institutions
Get to know more about the history and culture behind the railways with 13 virtual tours of museums dedicated to trains, their construction, and their impact, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Museum, the Baba Bhalku Heritage Rail Museum and the Ghum Railway Museum. You can even wander around the first locomotive built in India.
Kanoh Station and BridgeKalka Shimla Railway