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“Fun and amazing!”

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 #13 of 99 things to do in Darjeeling
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Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Himalayan Railway trip on narrow gauge train tracks was amazing. . .the tracks cut across in front the doors of people's houses and criss cross the street several times. It is not going very fast and you can see a lot while riding. The experience could have had a guide riding along.

2  Thank Joan W
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We booked tickets for the ride after frenzied web surfing, for they are always on high demand, if not perennially sold out. However the ride is mostly along the compounds of houses and shops. Very less picturesque landscape can actually be spotted. So, if you do manage to procure tickets, enjoy the ride, if not, don't worry, you aren't missing out on much!

3  Thank rasindhiya
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Its impossible to get the tickets for the train at that time. You have to book much before.The ride is beautiful, especially the Batasia Loop.

1  Thank Jaidev M
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

well,truly this was a lifetym experience,a joy ides through hills,overlooking kanchenjunga,midst of market,houses,briges and roads
the train stops at BATASIA LOOP FOR 5 MINUTES,entire staff was so helpful and courteous,best thing was an entire boggie was joined only for us ie me n my husband as we booked it online and fare online was higher than the fare they charge if we get a ticket from station itself,but its alyz better to book online coz in high seson ,tickets are prebooked
this was a lifetym and beautiful joyride i would to love to njoy again and again
also the train mueseum at ghoom railway sttion was nice nad well maintained,station master of both ghoom and darjeeling joy train stations were so couteous ,this type of sweet behaviour is rather rare to be seen in indian govt officials,but all officials and staff were extremely couteous and well beahved
the journey was a totally lovable experience,with foggy weather of darjeeling and a pretty drizzle
would love to ride againa and again:)
must for all ages,couples or elder people as well as kids:)
undoubtedly every 1 would love this joy rise

1  Thank happyaks
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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.

1  Thank JoyjeetM
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