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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #11 of 70 Attractions in Darjeeling
Type: Scenic Railroads
Description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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Nasik
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

we travelled between darjeeling and Kurseong station,as when we travelled we were having the train reservation from NJP to DArjeeling & back,but as the track was broken ,we travelled between above two stations only for almost 3hours. it's nice to watch the road besides us & reminds us the song of "Mere sapno ki rani" from Aaradhna

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

It is nice to ride a steam engine train on a hilly track with close view of himalayan village life and magnificent view of snow clad mountains.

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Kalpetta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Visited many many years ago but the memory of the slow train chugging up the misty hills and people walking past it faster is an experience to be relived.

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There is a cheap (and quickest) way to have the toy train experience - ride the “local” train only 1-way from Darjeeling to Ghum (20 rupees in 2nd class, gets there in 35 min with diesel power, not the 2 hours on tourist steam engine but on the same tracks). I have then ridden a shared taxi from Ghum (or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Railways done a wonderful task to maintain it but the condition of the stations are not world heritage type, it should be more clean and organised. Trip starts from Darjeeling to Ghoom station , you can book your ticket from Irctc.co.in and search station from Darjeeling and to Darjeeling. The cost is worth to the tour and the Shop at... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most older railway system of this sub continent. The traditional and historical railway is a world heritage as well.

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Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Right opposite the Ghoom rail station platform, there is the entry gate to the museum premises. As you enter through the gate, there is an open space with a small garden around.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it was my first trip to Darjeeling via train. For me it was pretty memorable because i passes numbers of hills in a shorter train. It provide me the chances to see so many beautiful things during the journey.

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Mumbai
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A good one time experience but will not recommend to go again. the engine is very noisy(cant help as the train runs through the city). The scenic view can be enjoyed by a vehicle as well. We did the joy ride which is priced at Rs 400

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Kolkata
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is very good and unique experience!!! But Joy ride is very enjoyable... but could have been better if it would be a bit more clean... Food arrangement particularly Darjeeling tea would add fabulous flavor...

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