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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling, India
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Ranked #14 of 70 Attractions in Darjeeling
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

As an UNESCO World Heritage Site, you must take at least a short trip on the DHR if you're in the area. It's very quaint and charming and gives you a real sense of train travel more than 100 years ago. There are excellent boards around the stations to give you more information about the railway. 400Rs./pp - Book online... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

There are two options to go on this Ride-(1) the normal ride from Darjeeling to Kurseong and (2) the Joy Ride. I took the former and was enthralled for the first few minutes till I reached Ghum riding through the Batasia Loop, that offers awesome view of the Darjeeling hills. The Train track is just adjoining the road- and passes... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I just loved this little train, it did break down a couple of times but it added to the day. The last open coach had dancers and singers on it and when we stopped at a memorial view point it was a brilliant atmosphere and also at the end of the journey. Takes an hour plus, noisy and can be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We booked the first class ticket from Siliguri to Darjeeling. On getting into the coach, we were disappointed with the state of the coach. More disgusting was the system of allotting seat to the passengers. The seat numbers were not mentioned, so some people counted seat number across the width of the coach and some across the length. Those who... More 

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alamo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

does not go far but it is old time fun --does not always work as it is old --but one can get the idea how people used to get around

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Melbourne
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119 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

At several levels, the Toy Train is a joy. It winds through shops and houses along the very narrow main streets of Darjeeling and Ghoom passing through the lives of a diverse population going about their business. The train resents the essence of The Raj and the retreat from the oppressive heat of West Bengal in imperial times. It was... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

the joyride with the beautiful old toytrain is wow (even when you get deaf and dirty all over ;) but the museum was not really a killer - but maybe i was just to cold and tired ... who knows... try for yourself - it´s anyway incl. if you do the joyride.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Book your tickets before hand as the train has only 2 coaches of total approx 60 seats. Toy train ride is nice and confortable. Batasia loop is grt. Museum at Ghoom is worth watching

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Pune
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took a short joyride from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back and it was an absolute pleasure. Lovely scenery and comfortable seats. It was a leisurely trip and I wish there were some snacks available at Ghoom station. A must do for all visitors to Darjeeling and the railways must do everything to keep this unique experience alive for the... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is never before experience for our family to travel by Himalayan Railway. Train and road, side by side, crossing the road at several points, and when you are at outer edge of road, you can enjoy the valley view and woods. Must to visit place.

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