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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Address: Darjeeling, India
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A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.

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Fabulous 2 hr joy ride

From Darjeeling station to Ghum via the Bastia Loop is a cracking little return journey. We took the steam option and braved the not inconsiderable noise as the whistle is in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
will s
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely experience.transported to an era way bygone when everything used to happen at a leisurely pace.utterly romantic.you have really missed something in life if you have not yet experienced this.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't quite fathom what the excitement with this is.. I got real pleasure understanding the engineering of this is.. although poorly presented but the journey is but an ordeal of no significant interest..drive up or down the same road as we did coming in and you will see the same thing without soot or a whistle headache.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Darjeeling station to Ghum via the Bastia Loop is a cracking little return journey. We took the steam option and braved the not inconsiderable noise as the whistle is in almost constant use as the line criss crosses the road and scoops around hairpin bends. Fabulous views from Bastia Loop. No facilities on the train itself so take food/drink.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an mesmerizing experience to visit this Railway Station. Small Steam Engines, Small Coaches, Narrow Gauge Line its all takes you to a Fantasy Land. There are two options available one is Steam Engine Ride & second is Diesel Engine Ride, which takes you to Ghoom, Batasia Loop & Back to Darjeeling. it cost you around 650 to 1100... More 

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Thank Himanshu K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the ride from Darjeeling through the Batasia loop to Ghoom and back. What an experience!! Brought back a lot of childhood memories, what with the smell of the burning coal and the steam, and not to mention the coal ashes!! The train snakes in between the cars on the road and the shops on the street. So close... More 

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Kanchipuram, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Darjeeling by the (India Spl) Toy Train from New Jalpaiguri.It looks a British period train.It runs very close to many shops and buildings.It takes 7 hours to reach Darjeeling Railway station.It has some special type Z loops.In negative side it moves through bridges under construction, many platform under track damaged severly.It is slightly risk.It needs a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Darjeeling toy train starts from Darjeeling and covers the batasia loop and stops at ghoom for half hour and then back. A two hour ride is a beautiful ride. Something you should keep in mind to enjoy the ride best. 1. Do this ASAP. Because once or twice you have roamed the city it won't look that exciting. Do it... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India, Asia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the train loved the ride. But coal ashes messed up the whole excitement. It's a heritage tour from Darjeeling to ghum/ kurseong. The train is pretty interesting but seats are not well maintained and no one is there to actually explain the importance of the toy train. A little knowledge of heritage definitely excites the passenger. The ride is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an awesome work by the goverment and this is a haritage in india. Ticket charge is quite more but never mind it. Enjoyed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for tea at Kurseong Tourist Lodge situated next to St Alphonsus church and school which was once Church Gate station on the DHR which runs up to Darjeeling from Siliguri.

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