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New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is included in the UNESCO World heritage. One of the highest altitude train starts from New Jalpaiguri (Silliguri), It has two class first class and chair class. Chair class is AC. However it takes about 5-6 hours to reach to Darjeeling which is just...More

Thank Md Omar T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to buy ticket in black but it was very special journey. Journey was the best park of this visit.

Thank neha763
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint train can be enjoyed for 2or 7 hours! If the sky is clear the views are amazing. Select the steam or Diesel engine and enjoy chugging along the mini tracks.

Thank Sammywammywoodles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Darjeeling or planning to do so within few months...... don't forget to buy tickets for the Joyride Steam engine of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways..;.;.... It will be your memorable journey... which I can genuinely guarantee.... You will never lament.... And by the...More

Thank Sankar Kumar M
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Very good for kids and elders alike But need reservation...Planning required. Agents will charge you a lot..But must do activity.

Thank bhaskarjyotiborah
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

First of all these pictures aren't even close to how exciting this journey is in deed !! Nevertheless whenever people hear Darjeeling; definitely Toy Train crosses their mind. It's one of the iconic things that belongs to India. During tourist season you have to book...More

Thank Shourov C
Reviewed July 22, 2018

beautiful peace of engineering work ,must visit when in darjeeling, advice is to visit ghoom and back

Thank Jitendra K
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Journey of this heritage railway began in 1881 and still it is a living legend. We travelled up to Tindharia station from Siliguri Jn. Though train is very slow, I love it so much. From Sukna station journey became enjoyable. Forest and rolling hills are...More

Thank travelarunava
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Now a heritage, journey through the city on the toy train is something not to be missed, but the steam engine smoke is can be uncomfortable at times.

Thank Jasjot G
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Heritage railway station with the two types of ride available one with steam engine and one with diesel engine I recommend steam engine as it is very unique ride cost around 1300 rupees per person you can book directly on the same day While visiting...More

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susan952
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Thomas K | Reviewed this property |
Make booking through IRCTC website or any reservation counter at Indian railway stations. Joy ride starts from Darjeeling station a 15 minutes halt at Batasia loop, then reached reached Ghoom station..spent some time to... More
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ram304556
July 13, 2018|
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Response from DrValliappan | Reviewed this property |
It does stop for 5-15 minutes in 3 or 4 Stations. Mostly vendors move through the train and at 15 minutes stations (2 and I can't remember names), you can buy veg or non-veg packed food from canteens in platforms. Never try... More
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Parul S
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Shankar1706 | Reviewed this property |
No worries. You can go to railway station and book it since vacations are over now and tourists crowd would have left.
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