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Address: Darjeeling, India
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Description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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4-Day Private Tour to Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train...

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UNESCO World Heritage Site

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train) was declared as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999 and is the only second railway to have this honour. We missed the ride but we have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train) was declared as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999 and is the only second railway to have this honour. We missed the ride but we have seen the train and it was a real engineering. The train runs between Darjeeling - Ghum and darjeeling - Kurseong.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Its a toy train ride with the halt at Ghum station, where you must visit the museum. If you are lucky, you'll get the old steam engine which is a great experience. The ride itself is hyped and romanticized in movies but its nothing like that. If you want a real mountain rail experience, take the train from Ghum that'll... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Known fondly as the "Toy Train", the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is aptly termed as the Queen of the Hills. The steam and diesel driven railway is a world heritage site and is headquartered at Kurseong. The DHR runs passenger and heritage services on a daily basis. The Heritage service is from Darjeeling to Ghum and return with a glimpse... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its a wonderful experience with this train. When we go through this train, its show different views, different colors of nature of Darjeeling.

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Jamshedpur, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want a headache on yours holidays, please do go there. The ticket prices have been raised to approx Rs. 1000. For What? All you get to see is buildings, shops and toilets of homes that have been constructed on the entire route. You are robbed of the pleasantries and the views of the mountains by the unabated constructions... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Toy Train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) offers a delightful experience to all who has open heart to love. It's a romantic experience twisting and turning through the hills of Darjeeling. It's a UNESCO Heritage attraction too. DHR offers several joyrides everyday from Darjeeling and back which can be booked online through the website of irctc (DJ - DRJZ). Some... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great to visit such an important historical engineering feat, but unfortunately they were running the diesel trains - takes away from the experience. Enjoyed it.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Darjeeling is the queen of all hill stations. It is a very very fine visit points and if u stay there for 4 days, you will enjoy all natural points. This is a cool place through out the year, hence take woolen clothes. Gujarati Food is also available. We had very good experience of Hasty Tasty where a very good... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

DHR runs a train dedicated for tourists which goes from Darjeeling to Ghoom and Comes back. The total travel time each side is 30 mins. Batasia loop which falls midway offers a great view in clear weather.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The train itself is not first class by any means for the 400 they charge per head. And please book in advance on irctc(Indian railways website). Otherwise they scam you saying you have to buy in black. The ghum museum sucks. Nothing interesting. Only photos hung on walls. Only thing that is worth mentioning is the stop at Batasia loop.... More 

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