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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #9 of 70 attractions in Darjeeling
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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Bangalore, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

One of the best things to do in Darjeeling. You take the fun ride by paying Rs 400 for return ticket from Darjeeling (Darjeeling-Ghoom-Darjeeling). The entire trip takes around 2 hours and you can be sure that it will take you back in time. The museum in Ghoom station will further enthrall you with lots and lots of information about... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Ever since i saw the song sequence of mere sapno ki rani kab ayegi thu. I wanted to take this train. It is a fairly long stretch (time wise) just besides the curvy road and in many places the track crosses the road without any barricades. This is one railway where there are no signals or people manning road crossing... More

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Muscat,oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Although my wife felt Nostalgic, I found it Ordinary. We BOARDED AT DARJEELING AND offloaded at Ghoom station. ticket is priced at around 500 rs. u have to fill the ticket application form like u fill for any train reservation.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

it is ancient rail way since British era.now maintained by local people.it runs everyday afternoon specially for tourist from ghoom station to darjeeling and back.very different experience.one should not miss this one ever during Darjeeling stay.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

"Dawaipani", a very new destination in West Bengal, India is very near to Darjeeling town and very far from our hectic city life. The place where one can take the breath on the lap of nature. This village is surrounded by Pine trees and Renowned tea estates like Lamahatta Tea estate, Glenburn Tea estate, Takdah Tea estate. Only 135 houses... More

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Ludhiana, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

it is must to ride with kids when you are on tour to east. the train ran along with road it is smart to go slow with road traffic with heritage culture of past india and to feel the nature with mountains with you in darjeeling please ensure to book advance to not empty handed at the last moments

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The joy ride itself is just a simple roundtrip to Ghoom -- that's all it really is. The train museum in Ghoom is poorly maintained and dilapidated.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Thanks For Giving a Beautiful Idea about Darjeeling Himalyan Railway. It's Help To Others.Plz Upload some More Knoweldgeble Things.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We loved the ride........... we took the Darjeeling - Ghoom -Darjeeling ride........... ALWAYS BOOK THE TICKET IN ADVANCE............. it is not possible to get tickets at the counter because it is sold out. We booked it thro' IRCTC.........it comes under the joyride section...... ticket price is Rs.340.... As the source and the destination station is same which is not allowed... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

they charge you 400 rs for a joy ride .The railway line basically follows the Hill Cart Road which is partially the same as National Highway 55. Usually, the track is simply on the road side. In case of landslides both track and road might be affected. As long parts of the road are flanked with buildings, the railway line... More

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