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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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“steam engine”(132 reviews)
“joy ride”(123 reviews)
“toy train”(198 reviews)
A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Darjeeling, India
+91 354 200 5734
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to pre-book tickets....not many people visits this now a days.... Joy train ride Very expensive..not worth the money and time.. If you really wants to enjoy toy train...take train from NJP to Darjeeling... When traveling by Diesel engine, you can see that most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brlakkad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was a journey of a lifetime with such incredible sceneries that cannot be described unless you have first hand experience of it. The views were simply out of this world and breathtaking. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a must for anyone visiting Darjeeling,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 811michael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a very popular in Darjeeling. It is a heritage thing in West Bengal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sucharitadaslbc1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Darjeeling hasn't got a lot to offer and what it does have - in this case the Unesco recognised 'toy' train - is to be avoided as a passenger and probably avoided altogether. We took the ironically named 'joy ride' which cost a lot, is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Herodotus888
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I loved the steam and small gauge diesel railway of Darjeeling. The station and yard are in the main road but it’s definitely seen better days. If this was anywhere else in the world it would have been cherished and lovingly restored - but sadly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank magnumauthor
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also referred to as the DHR, and lovingly called the 'Toy Train', is a 2 feet narrow gauge train that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, in West Bengal, India. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway provides significant transport links between various parts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rajivglobaltraveller
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Overly hyped... Could definitely improve the service in return to the amount charged... atleast a cup of Darjeeling Tea can be served to go along with Heritage ride concept

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank VijayKumar B
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Old Victorian styled steam engine is the speciality with the ticket price being Rs 1300 and for Diesel engine being Rs 800. For novelty factor, it is a must visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Attul H
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Its an amazing experience travelling in the heritage - Darjeeling Himalayan Toy Train. Its a must visit railway station.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AmeetP36
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

The hill train is an unique one running in the world and is known for the innovative engineering feats. The Darjeeling station is a cute one. However, as far as the joy ride goes, the price of Rs. 805 per person for diesel engine and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nirvanjyoti
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February 2, 2018|
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Response from Yadlapati | Reviewed this property |
Book on IRCTC coz if the bookings are full you may not be able to board it at Darjeeling and may have to miss the joy ride The station codes are DJ to DJRZ on irctc,
September 5, 2017|
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Response from RYVR | Reviewed this property |
It was running when I visited in April. I hear there is a lot of unrest there now. You may want to check about the timings now as they may have changed. Thanks
May 16, 2017|
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Response from RYVR | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to go there in person. They have frequent trains heading back and forth so the wait needn't be that long - you have the option of taking the Steam Train or the regular one - in either case the views are... More