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Address: Darjeeling, India
Phone Number: +91 354 2005734
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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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it was fun

the hill ride in drajelling was little scary it was fun going up ot the clouds thrilling expereince and can see the valleys

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

the himalayan railway of darjeeling gives me aawesome exprience of my life starting from darjeeling station to dhoom station it was flawless journey which i ever had love this & thanks jet airways for the superb flight to bagdogra

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Darjeeling Himalayan railways advertises itself as a heritage ride,joyride and charges a bomb.The 1891 engine which still runs on steam is interesting to see but quite a pain to ride. With coal dirt flying into the cabins you have to keep the windows closed. The route too is the very usual route which tourists pass along as it is... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

the hill ride in drajelling was little scary it was fun going up ot the clouds thrilling expereince and can see the valleys

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One Should book ticket in advance otherwise tct are not available. Site only when you have free time and nothing to do. Because speed is too slow, Takes a day to Darjiling to NJP and return, and very costely, although you drive for only too ghoom it take 3 hrs no site view and 1000 rs each tct.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced attraction 1090 rupees for short round trip Darjeeling - Grum on steam loco and 625 rupees for diesel loco. Train go by car road like tram, it's looking interesting. Available local train, 3 hours, Darjeeling - Kurseong at 10:15 a.m. second class 60 rupees, first class 240 rupees, but if you try book first class, will tell you that... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went to Darjeeling with the kids in Apr/2015. I specifically wanted them to see the steam engines on narrow gauges and ride the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR, in short). Steam engines are non operational these days on the normal tracks, so I wanted them to witness a part of history that may disappear anytime soon. We had booked tickets well... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The old world charm of steam engine running parallel to the new SUVs is just wonderful scene. I hope the DHR fare is a little low so that many more Indians could enjoy it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Not very tourist friendly experience. No One mentioned that while traveling by this train you will be breathing with exhaust in carriage for around 2 hours, that at the end of the trip you will look like a miner because all breeze from tailpipe will be on your clothes, face and head. That windows in the carriage are that dirty... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have wanted to go The Himalayas since I was 14 having read Lobsang Rampa's books in the school library back in 1963/4. I went with Darjeeling Tours and have to say that it was an amazing holiday and the trains made it all the more wonderful as I have loved Steam trains all my life.

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Hooghly, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

darjiling to ghoom and back,a memoreble ride,joyfull ride,ticket price is high, railway should provide a complimentary snacks,otherwise excellent..

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