We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Darjeeling, India
Phone Number: +91 354 2005734
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.

Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
$1,129*
and up
6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 491 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 206
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Decent heritage

I took the steam engine joy ride You will feel like kolkata tram as most part of darjeeling is blocking the view. However the view of kanchanjangha from batasia loop with train is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
padmanava2015
,
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

491 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Bhubaneswar, India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great experience , a well maintained station and trains and I would recommend to book the tickets in advance online because often you don't get the tickets.

Helpful?
Thank MadhviGarg
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
162 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Darjeeling and don't go on the world famous railway, it's like going to Agra and not bothering to go and see the Taj Mahal....you simply have to. We arrived already with tickets to Kurseong but the train was cancelled. A very helpful and lovely man came to our aid and explained our options. We could take... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hoppy22
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Level Contributor
55 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the steam engine joy ride You will feel like kolkata tram as most part of darjeeling is blocking the view. However the view of kanchanjangha from batasia loop with train is amazing. We were lucky. If you just wanna ride the train to ghum if u can take it at 100 rs for 3 pm kurseung one. Otherwise... More 

Helpful?
Thank padmanava2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a steam engine train ride to Ghum, from Darjeeling and back. It was nice and there was an excellent view. There were some issues such as the steam coming and blocking my view so I would prefer, if you are going in a steam engine to be on the right side from facing front. It also has... More 

Helpful?
Thank mabhishek1711
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only one thing I will say, its a rare thing in India. Two types of locomotive available there. Diesel & Steam type. I will suggest to go for Steam Locomotive.

Helpful?
Thank Rajib C
Kurseong, India, Asia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built between 1879 to 1881 this narrow gauge railway running for approximately 78kms between NJP and Darjeeling is a world heritage site. The highest point of its track is the Ghoom station. At present there is no daily service between NJP and Darjeeling. The service exists between Siliguri and Tindharia station for those interested in a ride through the Mahananda... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anshumanafsa
London
Level Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Kurseong to Darjeeling one day and then did a return Darjeeling to Ghoom the next. Unless you are a train nut, the journeys are pretty tedious, following the road virtually all the way and with views of houses and shops rather than mountains and countyside as you might expect. You's see as much, and in far more... More 

Helpful?
Thank PaulFranks
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
265 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within our little group, we had a "train nut", so no visit to Darjeeling was possible, without taking a trip on this train. We boarded at Darjeeling and embarked at Ghum, with a 5min stop at Batasia Loop. All seated in our allocated seats and both carriages were very full! We travel along the narrow roads of Darjeeling, causing traffic... More 

Helpful?
Thank gro05
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site and second of Himalayan Railways. Quite different from Shl-Klk railways because the mountains, vegetation and trains are different here. The price for joy ride is very expensive wrt services provided instead of it one can opt for regular services of train even in First Class it's very cheaper compared to joy ride. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Abhishekcdot
Gurgaon, India
Level Contributor
92 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The track runs all along the city, and its wonderful to watch steam engines, and small train coaches, the train goes very very slow at the speed of 15 km/hr par its fun to watch the views and enjoy the charm.

Helpful?
Thank Google29

Travelers who viewed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway also viewed

Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal
 
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal
 

Been to Darjeeling Himalayan Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?