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“The Joy Train”

Darjeeling Toy Train
Ranked #14 of 99 things to do in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

One of the oldest Toy train of India. It starts from New Jalpaiguri Railway station and ends at Ghum Station. Ghum is one of the highest railway station of the world.Those who are planning to visit Darjeeling, must have try the Toy Train. The most scenic beauty of Darjeeling Hills.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We were amused at filling up the form for train ticket in pen.

We were confused with routes, timings, train, etc.. as it wasnt clearly explanatory or detailed enough. We relied on other passengers to be sure we got on the train correctly.

I enjoyed the vintage charm, of the really slow train, as a reviwer found unbearable. I must say that the speed is optimal for a region this steep, and would be really concerned to travel at a higher speed, as I faced with some drivers.

I wish the train would invest in a clear glass roof. We enjoyed our 2 hour joyride at 8am.

This is a slow city, and one needs to savor the slow life. The traveller must love long drives and ambience. This is not a place for city slickers.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

It was a very old train and a slow one too. It stopped in the Ghoom Station and in one of the parks in the city. It gave the people enough time for the stops but I think there could be a lot of room of improvement in terms of their facilities. The trains used are almost hundred years old and the chairs are quite soiled. Maybe they should make new ones because it is a tourist attraction.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

well, when a railway attains heritage status, it leaves open a lot of expectations, however it really needs to revamp to offer the joy of experiencing uniqueness. we took the joy ride from Darjeeling to Ghoom. For a start, there were no views available on this ride as it went past and almost through houses, the steam engine was blurting out coal dust and windows had to be closed. The museum was ill maintained and we could not understand the need for a half hour stop; there was nothing spectacular to see. I think that the govt should really look at better packaging in order to justify the heritage status!

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

The Toy Train Joy Ride is really and frankly a waste of time.

I had no issues about the fact that one had to pay Rs. 335 per person for the trip, or the fact that the tickets had to be pre-booked a few days in advance. What really boggled me was the fact that after all the effort, we couldn't see anything even remotely scenic (maybe excluding the Batasia Loop) and could have instead taken the slightly longer but much better trip to Kurseong.

Don't Waste your time and money on this trip when you can take a more scenic trip to Kurseong.

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