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“A shadow of its former self” 4 of 5 stars
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Darjeeling, India
+91 354 2005734
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Ranked #15 of 83 things to do in Darjeeling
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Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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“A shadow of its former self”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This really is a great example of an Indian toy train, but sadly the earlier landslide has shortened the line dramatically. It's still very atmospheric and worth a visit but don't expect a long trip. At the moment the steam locomotives are not very reliable so most trains are diesel hauled but there's always a steamer working around the station.

Visited March 2013
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“heritage toy train”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

the train now runs from darjeeling to kurseong. except historical value ,it is nothing great. the only exception is the journey through batasi loop. a good garden also have been created around this area

Visited April 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“World heritage railway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Darjeeling railway is the best railway I have ever seen as far as scenic beauty and joy is concerned. The ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom is just fabulous. I have reviewed the railway here too: http://www.tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g304557-d3171246-Reviews-Darjeeling_Toy_Train-Darjeeling_West_Bengal.html

Visited September 2012
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“It cannot get better than this...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

One of the most romantic and historic train journeys,ever.Slow but scintillating.A total wow.Though the full journey is temporarly not possible but the journey from Kurseong to Darj via one of the highest railway stations in the world - Ghoom is available.Spare some time for this journey of a life time.

Visited March 2013
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“"Ek baar to banta hai!!"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The road runs almost parallel to the rail tracks. However this is one experience that you should not miss. The train chugs through the beautiful sights and offers few of the breathtaking views from the window. The train journey is a bit longer than the road/ taxi and is restricted to and from Kurseong.

Visited September 2012
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