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Address: Darjeeling, India
Phone Number: +91 354 200 5734
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A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.

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A little expensive for what you get but as this train is special it's easily overlooked. Found it to noisy be good to have ear plugs I think and I'm still picking coal dust out of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be a part of the heritage train ride. It's a unique experience indeed. One can opt for the Njp-Darjeeling Toy train ride or the darjeeling tourist toy train ride. We went for the tourist ride because we were short on time. The njp-darjeeling ride takes about 9 hours to complete while the Darjeeling to Darjeeling sight seeing ride takes about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A little expensive for what you get but as this train is special it's easily overlooked. Found it to noisy be good to have ear plugs I think and I'm still picking coal dust out of my hair but it's all good! Seats were comfortable!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been listed as one of the Unesco world heritage railway. It has been renovated and made tourist friendly. Going to Ghoom ( worlds highest train station) and coming back has become a routine course for the tourists. There are several timings for this ride.

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Siliguri, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, popularly known as “Toy Train” is another attraction of Darjeeling. Darjeeling Toy Train is one of the most famous narrow (2 feet) gauge trains. It was declared to be a World Heritage Site in 1999. The joy ride in this train is an amazing way to ascent hilly terrains and to see spectacular views of the majestic... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The heritage train & the railway station are a must visit specially for children but also to witness history. But the Toy train journey to Siliguri is scary due to it's too slow speed as well as lack of punctuality making difficult to catch up next train for onward journey thus should only be taken until Ghoom railway station.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes you back to the history of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and gives a real nostalgic feel. We took the steam engine - Darjeeling himalayan Railway joy ride on a Nov Mid evening. It was a different feel. Maintenance of the steam engine is really difficult and tough but railway is still keeping running as part of legacy and history.... More 

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Farakka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a UNESCO heritage that runs between NJP station and Darjeeling or as it is said everywhere. In reality the train doesn't leave from njp anymore, instead it leaves from the next station, 9kms ahead called sukna. Its a long journey from sukna to darjeeling that takes almost 7hrs to complete. The picturesque is however marvellous. Its a two coach... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train windows are not maintained properly. Smoke from charcoal comes nauseate us. We went by train no 52548

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Benalla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riding the steam Toy Train is an interesting experience. Visiting the museum is a worthwhile addition and it has an excellent display that includes detailed explainations of the clever engineering skills in building the train line . Do not choose the diesal alternative as it is smelly as well as noisy. The steam train is far more authentic and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the train during the day, to ghom and back. The view was amazing and time flew by. We spent the 30minutes at the museum in ghom reading the history of the railway, very impressive!

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