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“overrated”

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 #12 of 98 things to do in Darjeeling
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Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We booked through the IRCTC website. We booked the 8am slot & were disappointed to see that there was a diesel engine...half the fun was lost. The route is not very scenic & is almost similar to what you would have already seen out of a car window.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai
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“Very slow, good only in day-light”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

The train is very slow obviously. However, it doesn't run through the picturesque mountain side as now, houses have been built on the entire stretch. It's good fun, only if you are in it in the day-time. At the stopover Gum station, the Ghum railway museum was really good.

Visited January 2014
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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not Worthful !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

You can visit all market places nearby during other sight seeing. So not recommended. If you have spare time, Plan in advance to book.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A one off”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

We managed to get tickets for this very over-subscribed attraction. Its unique to see this tiny steam railway chugging along the narrow main roads of Darjeeling and nearby towns.

Visited December 2013
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New Delhi, India
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Darjeeling Railway”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Frequently taken offservice entirely so make sure you have checked in advance with your hotel that the trains are running. Much slower than what a car to take you to Darjeeling. Should be tried unless you are too tired from your journey to enjoy the scenery. I would suggest to keep a day altogether to try this out instead of using it as your actual means of transportation to Darjeeling.

Visited December 2013
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