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Darjeeling Toy Train
Ranked #16 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is indeed a beautiful ride.The oldest Toy Train excites us and the ride is incomparable to other rides.A 30 Mins stop at Ghum makes us to enjoy the Museum there.Lots of scenic places during the ride are a Visual feast.

Visited May 2013
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cochrane, alberta
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83 reviews
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“cute little day trip”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

we had a great time aboard the toy train. the locals use the train stations too so make sure you get there early so not to have to wait in long slooooow lines (lines is a term used lightly in India.. more like gathering around the ticket whole in the wall and whoever gets there first wins!) bring your camera. dont open the window while in motion though.. we made that mistake and ended up covered in coal.

Visited September 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“The Joy Train”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Visakhapatnam, India
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Vintage charm, slow life”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Very old and slow”
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.

Visited May 2013
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