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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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6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride...

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An icing on the cake to Darjeeling's beauty.An awesome toy-train ride thru' scenic beauty of the hills chugging & hooting away in melody.A blissful feel of heaven in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
siddharth S
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Kolkata
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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An icing on the cake to Darjeeling's beauty.An awesome toy-train ride thru' scenic beauty of the hills chugging & hooting away in melody.A blissful feel of heaven in the himalayas.A must visit ride!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darjeeling is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of West Bengal. The must-visit attractions around Darjeeling include the Himalayan Railway,Ghoom Monastery, Happy valley tea gardens and the Himalayan Mountaneering institute. Darjeeling should be ideally visited in the winter and summer seasons as there is the increased possibility of huge landslides during the monsoon season. The Himalayan railway is powered by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Travel on a World Heritage made me proud. Views from this train were breathtaking. Just a suggestion for first timers, please book your seats on train wisely. Seats play important role as to how much view is available to passangers. Ghoom Meuseum is also worth visiting. Stoppage at Batasia Loop is short but many views are available for photographs. Advance... More 

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Thank Manul A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked local tickets for 30buks from Darjeeling to ghum which is 7km there are first class joy ride train which cost 650rs which is quite costly for 7km ride the only think this train will stop at batasyi loop for photography and local train don't stop one can take toy train from Darjeeling to ghum and you will local... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very cloudy day when we did the tour so we couldn't see much. Even so, I feel like we had the same views from the road--driving to and from Darjeeling. The guide book said it was a must-do, but we were pretty overwhelmed.

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County Laois, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was raining very heavily and very foggy with poor visibility when we went. This spoiled it a bit as we couldn't open the windows or see very much. I think it would be amazing on a dry day, but best avoided when it is very wet. Also the tickets are exceptionally expensive at 1100 rupies each for a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.which we have taken 2 hours journey to Ghoom and back and the views was great.

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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well honestly will rate this experience very average. We visited Darjeeling in July when it was raining heavily and this was the only thing we ventured out of our Hotel to do. Quite honestly it was a huge disappointment - the stations are very ill kept and so are the train carriages. I mean given the ticket price, the authorities... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its very small train but my first experience was amazing.Train taking from siliguri to darjeeling and view was so good that i have decided to visit darjeeling again just to have one more experience with DHR ( DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY). I have visited many hill station but this darjeeling toy train was so good. This train stops at many station... More 

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Thank parmanand06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways have being going through tons of challenges lately. With striking vendors due to nonpayment of bills to multiple landslides. My train was cancelled but i visited Ghum, Kurseong and Darjeeling stations. I met the people who are passionate about preserving this heritage. If you see how this track is constructed you will be amazed by the... More 

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