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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Address: Darjeeling, India
Phone Number: +91 354 2005734
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A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.

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a lot of money for what it is

For an adult the ticket is R1100 plus tax which is a lot of money for what it is. There is a lot of waiting around, the train carriage is dirty and generally the whole thing is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For an adult the ticket is R1100 plus tax which is a lot of money for what it is. There is a lot of waiting around, the train carriage is dirty and generally the whole thing is pretty neglected. Although we enjoyed the trip you probably really only need to do one way - either up or down the hill.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we enjoyed the trip you probably really only need to do one way - either up or down the hill. It is very interesting rattling through the streets of Darjeeling on a steam train and we were glad we did it. However, there is a lot of waiting around, the train carriage is dirty and generally the whole thing... More 

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the ride.. It have 2 stoppage.. one at museum and other at Batista loop If you sit at window seat with a open window.. be ready to get many small coal particles spoiling your cloths. You will enjoy the route, beauty and roadside view with in this ride..

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This experience is so special. You have to take a ride to understand how it feels. We took a ride to Ghum & back....

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a UNESCO heritage site - how can authorities neglect it? I was sure I wanted to ride the Toy Train when I reached Darjeeling but at no point did I think its condition would be like what I saw. The Darjeeling station is dirty with no sanitation. The toilets stinks with no clean water for hand wash. Ghum station... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A UNESCO heritage site, this modern engineering marvel, joins the plains to 110 km away Darjeeling situated at a height of 6500 feet. Too late 1970s , this narrow gauge railway , more popular known as 'Toy train', was the main mode of transportation from New Jalpaigudi to Darjeeling covering the distance in around 8 hours. But on modern age,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit going to darjeeling at the end of monsoon does not necessarily afford the best spectacular darjeeling views but despite the twists and turns of this line it is tremendous fun navigating through the mountain mist. My driver dropped me at one station and picked me up at the other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the famous steam powered ride of the DHR...this is about reminiscing about old times, of the romance of steam against the practicality of Diesel... this is one of the few World Heritage sites that we have and it's fun to watch the little engines go about their work. It was a good thing we arrived about an hour early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Toy train is one the attractions that keeps darjeeling's charm alive.. Although i found its joy ride too expensive.. They charge like 1100rs for one joy ride of around an hour for the steam engine.. They have normal rides to Ghoom and other stations also which is of moderate charge..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The toy train is a significant part of Darjeeling. This lacks a clean bathroom. View was awsome. Took the train from Kalimpong and it was delayed by 4 hrs.

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