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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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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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Darjeeling Toy Train - a splendid delight

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... read more

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

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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There is hardly anyone in Bengal who hasn’t steeped in the lush beauty of Darjeeling and been wowed by it; such is the charisma of the place. The call of hills and its magic are seriously difficult to resist. The morning mists, sprawling tea gardens, local women busy in plucking tea leaves, men sipping tea at small tea stalls, and... More 

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Henley Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Some nice views but it's usually cloudy and you can see them from the car on the drive up here anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have wanted to ride this train since I was a boy, so this is a positively biased review. Great experience. Unique, original mountain railway. Essentially two trips possible (do them both). A two hour Fun Ride for tourists. Just goes a few miles, often powered by an original steam locomotive. The second is a real journey to the end... More 

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Sambalpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

'Joy ride' offers steam engine drawn train ride. It is must during Derjeeling trip. Tkts can be booked in advance through IRCTC site.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

No journey to Darjeeling can be complete without a ride on the Toy train service run by the Darjeeling HImalayan Railway. The passage of the train through the city of darjeeling and the beautiful ghoom station is worth millions.

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