We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Darjeeling, India
Phone Number: +91 354 2005734
Website
Description:

A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.

Book In Advance
More Info
$1,372*
and up
6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 574 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 227
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 106
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Unforgettable Experience - Darjeeling Himalayan Railways

It is fascinating experience to enjoy Darjeeling Himalayan Railways Joy ride from Darjeeling to Ghum station, which is India's highest railway station. One can visit & Railway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Partha D
,
Cooch Behar, India
Add Photo Write a Review

574 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 537: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had board the same type of train when moving from metupalayam to ooty but that was in the forest area.this one amazing the train was moving like a small bike or 2 wheeler moving in close by or nearby the local market , the steam engine telling the history of locomotive train at that time.

Helpful?
Thank sohalakthar786
The Netherlands
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't recommand this when it's monsoon season. The only view you get, is a foggy one. And I find it very expensive for foreigners (650 Rps for the Diesel train, 1100 for the steam train), especially when you can't see anything. Hopefully this experience is better in other seasons.

Helpful?
Thank Anouk K
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the main road the joy train ride takes you for the trip of the whole town . Cutting across the main roads every now n then. Very noisy. They have 2 options in joy train ride one is the steam engine n the other one is the Diesel engine .diesel engine fare rate is cheaper than the steam... More 

Helpful?
Thank siddharth s
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

worth visiting this station , great to know about history of this place & see small steam engines & its workshop

Helpful?
Thank Rishi553
Cooch Behar, India
Level Contributor
58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is fascinating experience to enjoy Darjeeling Himalayan Railways Joy ride from Darjeeling to Ghum station, which is India's highest railway station. One can visit & Railway Museum at Ghum. It would not be out of place to mention that this narrow guage railway track was built in British era. Still you can enjoy steam engine ride in Darjeeling toy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Partha D
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a steam train so it's an experience I can say I have done, but probably wouldn't do again. Let me say we journeyed at 4:00 pm during monsoon season and there were only brief moments for scenery. There was a ton of cloud coverage. The train is kinda dirty, but tolerable. The museum at Ghum was a compete cheesy... More 

Helpful?
Thank WendyBil
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The world famous Darjeeling Toy Train... We had great expectations from the same, but it dnt suffice any of them..Starting with the cost at 1100 per seat it's highly overpriced. With the advent of construction sites all around the track ,the view is not there anymore. Mostly it's just either houses or something being built. The train does give u... More 

Helpful?
Thank saurabh m
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the most anticipated rides in India, so we (two families- 9 people) were pretty enthusiastic about it, and our hopes were fulfilled........ There are two catagories of toy trains running on the narrow gauges of great DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY. 1) Toy Train JOYRIDE (Darjeeling to Ghum and Back): A round trip (2 hours) around scenic Darjeeling.... More 

Helpful?
Thank AjayMohanta
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ride for kids and grown ups alike. A short but memorable trip through the winding narrow gauge tracks of the highest train station in the world. Book in advance through your hotels desk as it fill sup fast

Helpful?
Thank VINIT A
Level Contributor
50 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is short but sweet trip. The toy train route is from darjeling railway station to ghum railway station and back. The diesel train ride costs Rs 600 and one with Steam Engine will cost you Rs 1000 per person. Book tickets from IRCTC by using code DJ to DRJ.

Helpful?
1 Thank Praveen K

Travelers who viewed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway also viewed

Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal
 
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling, West Bengal
 

Been to Darjeeling Himalayan Railway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?