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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Address: Darjeeling, India
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4-Day Private Tour to Darjeeling from Kolkata...
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Ranked #4 of 11 Activities in Darjeeling
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Its okay things..i found that it is somthng that is overrated and now the route is not happening...its crowded and so much litter all around...i would recommend to take fun of Toy train in OOty... this place is very dirty and its West bengal attraction...lost its charm

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There is hardly anyone in Bengal who hasn’t steeped in the lush beauty of Darjeeling and been wowed by it; such is the charisma of the place. The call of hills and its magic are seriously difficult to resist. The morning mists, sprawling tea gardens, local women busy in plucking tea leaves, men sipping tea at small tea stalls, and... More 

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Henley Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Some nice views but it's usually cloudy and you can see them from the car on the drive up here anyway.

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on the road
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have wanted to ride this train since I was a boy, so this is a positively biased review. Great experience. Unique, original mountain railway. Essentially two trips possible (do them both). A two hour Fun Ride for tourists. Just goes a few miles, often powered by an original steam locomotive. The second is a real journey to the end... More 

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Sambalpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

'Joy ride' offers steam engine drawn train ride. It is must during Derjeeling trip. Tkts can be booked in advance through IRCTC site.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

No journey to Darjeeling can be complete without a ride on the Toy train service run by the Darjeeling HImalayan Railway. The passage of the train through the city of darjeeling and the beautiful ghoom station is worth millions.

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Kanpur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

An UNESCO World Heritage status should have been better maintained & more tourist friendly. The timings are erratic, the ride not too pleasant for its comfort. The view & the trill are however unforgettable. The ride upto Ghum is a must-do in Darjeeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Well worth the trip for the beautiful views. Value for money with 1hr to Gmoon and 1hr back was enough to appreciate the quaintness of the journey. Tooting and whistle is very loud and frequent, if you are in the front carriage.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A joy to have ridden on the Toy Train. To think many of the steam engines were made in Glasgow, when the railways system started from Silliguri up to Darjeeling in the 1880s. The employees of the company are very proud of the trains. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the journey from Darjeeling up to Ghoom, sadly though there were... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This one is a MUST-VISIT attraction in Darjeeling... this cannot be described in words - you need to experience it... There are around 4 trips - each of 2 hours... the trip starts from Darjeeling Station... each train has 2 First class coaches, pulled by an exotic vintage steam engine. The tickets can be booked from irctc.com - you need... More 

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