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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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With roads giving away to the rain, the glory is fading.

I used to go to school everyday on this train. I met a lot of new people who used to take the toy train as means of touring the hills. But nowadays people just don't want take the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Siliguri, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I used to go to school everyday on this train. I met a lot of new people who used to take the toy train as means of touring the hills. But nowadays people just don't want take the risk of getting stuck for an entire day on an hill-station as this being a world-heritage site isn't properly maintained. The tickets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took toy train ride during our trip to Darjeeling in March 2015.I had booked tickets in Feb thru IRCTC website at 400 bucks but had to pay the balance before boarding train since price has been increased to 1100 bucks.We took the ride from Darjeeling station via Batasia Loop till Ghoom station where we visited the railway museum and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways runs a Toy train from Darjeeling to Ghoom station & back known as joy ride. To & fro journey takes 2 hours with a stop a Batasia loop & Ghoom station. One gets very beautiful views at Batasia Loop. There is a rail museum at Ghoom station. The trains are hauled by old steam & diesel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Book joy trip directly . Don't go for agents. Memorable trip . Great for taking photos. Slow chugging train . Ideal way to enjoy Darjeeling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train", is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal, India. Built between 1879 and 1881, the railway is about 78 kilometres (48 mi) long. Its elevation level varies from about 100 metres (328 ft) at New... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Its nostalgic to be there - at least at teh Station with historical steam engines and the heritage path. The scenes until in the city are pathetic - the auhorities really need to think from a tourism perspective - there are dirty shops lined up next to the rail line. A few patches though offer scenic views. Would recommend you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We travelled in this train (a toy train) from Darjeeling to Ghum. The journey took about 40 minutes. The rail is laid down very close to the road, and quite often crosses it too. The bogies are maintained very well. The tickets are a bit costly.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Now you know what I am talking about. The toy train which starts from Kurseong and ends at Darjeeling railway station is worth the time, if you have plenty. We boarded the train from Kruseong to Darjeeling at around 7 in the morning. Though it was raining it did not took more than 7 minutes from our hotel to that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

One of the three legendary Indian toy train routes this train takes you along the picturesque Himalayan foothills in Darjeeling. You also get to view local daily life and the settlements around the area firsthand as the train winds its way through various villages and towns. We only took the "joy ride" between Darjeeling and Ghum, and it cost Rupees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Trip to Darjeeling and Gangtok Reached Bagdogra airport by air from Delhi. we have booked the pkg to visit Darjeeling and Gangtok from Delhi only. After searching a lot of options, i found the one " NEAT holidays" owned by Bijoy Subba. he is a very nice person and very helpful. I have visited along with my 1 yr old... More 

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Address: Darjeeling, India
Phone Number: +91 354 2005734
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Darjeeling

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