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“Heritage Train within Eastern Himalayan Moutain since last 132 Year”

Darjeeling Toy Train
Ranked #17 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
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Kolkata
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Heritage Train within Eastern Himalayan Moutain since last 132 Year”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

The toy train ride (Joy ride) from Ghoom to Darjeeling make me feel classy and nostalgic with places of essence on tradition and culture. The toy train operated from Kurseong to Darjeeling will explore the scenic beauty of Eastern Himalayan hills as well as Tea garden and valley.

Darjeeling Himalayan railway declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.

A magnificent journey to remember.

Visited October 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“a once in a lifetime experience”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

the train is really miniature . the trip is rather short but a very cute experience in this sweet pearl of Darjeeling

Visited October 2013
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Otaki Beach, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Would not recommend the Toy Train. A couple of hikers walked the Toy Train distance faster than we were able to make the journey on the train! It is noisy and cramped and does not offer any special views of Darjeeling or Ghoom. Better views are obtainable by walking a few of the roads.

Visited October 2013
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Panjim, India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great - can be better !”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The train is cute, the set up great - the maintenance of the surroundings is not upto the mark. To make it worse, when the elegant Steam Engine malfunctions (frequently), a diesel substitute is put - and it has an awful horn which it needs for substantive part of the journey since the track runs through the town along a road with loads of undisciplined / hurried traffic spilling onto the tracks. The route has been almost swamped by the towns growth and really livens up after the Batista loop. The Garden at Batista loop is awesome and excellently done. The museum at Ghoom is detailed and a guide can make it even more interesting.
With a steam engine and decongestion of the track with some beautification, the toy train can become even better.
Even now - a must do to experience nostalgia and history.

Visited October 2013
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New Delhi, India
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222 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“It's a great feeling”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

It's one of the best feeling to ride the Toy train Joy Ride. It goes through the city along with the other vehicles and it's a wonderful feeling to ride on it. The train runs on steam engine still and passes through markets, monasteries etc and the ride is very romantic.

Visited September 2013
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