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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #10 of 69 attractions in Darjeeling
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This joyride was so so...because it takes you via main road only...which you can choose car also...it will take you to ghoom station n museum only but not ghoom monastery...beware of coal dust...DO NOT WEAR WHITE OR LIGHT COLORED CLOTHES...n ladies don't take hair wash before this ride :-p...don't expect "kasto maza" scene from the movie parinita

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

The toy train is a fantastic way to whittle away an afternoon. The train runs on a tiny gauge almost rubbing against the walls and shops it passes. Admittedly one side of the train has a view and the other doesn't, but it makes a quick 10 minute stop at the monument just outside ghoom and then stops to turn... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were lucky to get a glimpse of Kanchenjunga. The stretch that passes within the Darjeeling city, is useless. Outside is good. For kids, it would be good to see a steam engine at work. Take just a one-way ride, don't book a round trip. Get off at one of the last stations, and take a shared taxi back to... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Took us back to the past and gave a unique experience. But excitment ends there. I guess the trip is not meant for asthmatic. The black soot including sparks and flames were choking us many a times. The coaches are poorly maintained. Finally What we see outside are concrete buildings as the joy ride is only 7 km between Darjeeling... More

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The steam engine joy ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back is a must do for any tourist. DHR is a worls heritage sight and an experience that should not be missed

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The stations are like colonial time warps, and although the train coaches are dirty and poorly maintained, the experience of travelling by train through the streets of the local towns as well as through the beautiful countryside is absolutely unique.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Got the seat on the left side, so the only thing that we could view was walls, rocks, etc. Stood at the gate for the complete journey, and yes Indeed it was a different experience. takes you in parallel to the road. Somehow, found the Kalka-Shimla ride much better.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We travelled on the toy train. Totally brilliant step back in time. If you are in Darjeeling do not miss this journey of a lifetime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is such a quaint little train. the tracks are right in the middle of roads and the market place and because of the slow pace of the train there are no accidents. One can get off and on the train very easily. Worth taking a ride

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Well Darjeeling is really well crowded and worst city where people are helping they stare girls like they never seen before after that if you get hotel then it will be in a place like hell. Only thing which is good is train which gives you away from hectic city crowd.

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