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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
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$1,378.75*
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6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride...
Ranked #11 of 98 things to do in Darjeeling
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Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Although it is described as a 'don't miss' experience, the toy train was pretty average all round - and there was no need for it to be a 2 hour trip at all. We could only get onto the 4pm trip which meant it got dark half way through but the views are the same as you get in the jeep coming into Darjeeling anyway. It felt like any other train journey just slower, and the toilet in the carriage smelt horrendous. You'd be better off just taking pictures of the train with the view in the background rather than riding it

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A great experience that needs to be preserved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

This is a remarkable engineering feat and just the ride from Darjeeling to Ghum is worthwhile. A very relaxing way to spend a few hours. Visit the small museum above Ghum station. I truly hope that this World Heritage site can be maintained.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We took the "joy ride". One hour each way from Darjeeling to Ghum station. The train is a curiosity and in ruins, but you don't need to get on it to see it. Nothing to see on the way if you did it by car on your way in anyway.

Visited October 2012
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new delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Darjeeling Hill Railway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Very pretty little towns. New experience to go on a train that almost touches the houses and flower pots on window sills and criss crosses the road.

Visited October 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“No words to express.........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

DHR, is the Jewel of the Crown of Indian Railways. as well as India! The century old B class steam locos, Smokes, whistles and chugs withe tiny rake through the DESTINY, which is now replaced by a NDM6 class Diesel Loco, This train runs on the worlds thickest Railway gauge. and takes you the A Richness town of Darjeeling.you, if with children consider taking this in your travel opart. ....no words to express......You can alos take the 3 Hour Joy Ride of 3 hours between Darjeeling-Batsia-Ghoom-Batasia-Darjeeling. this service is worlds oldest surviving regular steam train service and only time tabled steam train service currently

Visited February 2012
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