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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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$701*
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4-Day Private Tour to Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train...

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Wonderful experience for Kids

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Prashant D
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train) was declared as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999 and is the only second railway to have this honour. We missed the ride but we have seen the train and it was a real engineering. The train runs between Darjeeling - Ghum and darjeeling - Kurseong.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Its a toy train ride with the halt at Ghum station, where you must visit the museum. If you are lucky, you'll get the old steam engine which is a great experience. The ride itself is hyped and romanticized in movies but its nothing like that. If you want a real mountain rail experience, take the train from Ghum that'll... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Known fondly as the "Toy Train", the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is aptly termed as the Queen of the Hills. The steam and diesel driven railway is a world heritage site and is headquartered at Kurseong. The DHR runs passenger and heritage services on a daily basis. The Heritage service is from Darjeeling to Ghum and return with a glimpse... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its a wonderful experience with this train. When we go through this train, its show different views, different colors of nature of Darjeeling.

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Jamshedpur, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want a headache on yours holidays, please do go there. The ticket prices have been raised to approx Rs. 1000. For What? All you get to see is buildings, shops and toilets of homes that have been constructed on the entire route. You are robbed of the pleasantries and the views of the mountains by the unabated constructions... More 

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