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Darjeeling trip

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Darjeeling trip

Reaching Darjeeling on 27th Feb at 12 noon and back to NJP on 1march at 8 pm. Can you suggest and help me in planing my trip with my wife.

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1. Re: Darjeeling trip

Depends on the type of holiday you are looking at. If it is just of a relaxing type, I would suggest one day Mirik and one day railway joyride to Ghum and back. Early morning can be reserved for Tiger Hill. As such the walk on Mall road is an experience by itself.

However, there are many offbeat places nearby which are getting popular by and by.

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We want to see maximum places in the time frame I had given. What is your suggestion?

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Hi

We are also having the same plan. Reaching Darjeeling on 27th Feb and returning to NJP on 1st Mar to catch Darjeeling mail. We are travelling in 2 families group.

We are planning to spend the whole day of 27th in Darjeeling only. 28th will be tiger hill, toy train(Ghum, batasia loop). 1st march again darjeeling shopping and back to NJP .

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I tried to book tickets for afternoon ride on toy train online for 28th Feb. but tickets are not available. Will I get two tickets across the counter?

In case I stay at Mount Hermon school premises, will I get conveyance from there to local sight seeing?

I am still awaiting for a plan for my trip at Darjeeling.

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5. Re: Darjeeling trip

Som, your trip looks just perfect.

Rambo, 26 FC tickets are available in 52549, book tickets by showing station codes DJ to DJRZ. Timings are from 13.20 to 15.20. There is a half an hour stop at Ghum. I am not so sure about tickets at the counter.

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How do I book online. Please advice.

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7. Re: Darjeeling trip

Please use www.irctc.co.in

I am sure you would be having an account with them , if not, then you need to create. For all online railway tickets, irctc is the only option.

DARJEELING (DJ) will the From station, TO DARJEELING (DJRZ) will be the To Station. Then you will have to select the date. Out of the train options that will then be displayed, you may select and proceed with booking. Please have a credit or debit card with you for making online payment.

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Thanks Apurba, I was able to book our tickets.

In case I stay at Mount Hermon school premises, will I get conveyance from there to local sight seeing?

I am still awaiting for you to make a plan for our trip at Darjeeling. ie reaching Darjeeling by 1 pm on 27th Feb. and back to NJP by 8 pm on 1st March to catch Padatik Express. Please require your advice.

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9. Re: Darjeeling trip

I suppose you will have to walk down the Mal to the taxi stand to get local sightseeing offers. There are many agencies offering that.

Since time is short, I suggest that you go from NJP to Darjeeling via Mirik. The place is good, but very commercialised, and you will cover one place that way. In the evening, do shopping at the Mal.

Next day (28th), do Tiger Hill in the morning for the sunrise and then the train joyride in the afternoon.

ON 1st, visit Peace Pagoda, Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mahakal Temple, Ropeway, etc (obviously you can't see all, so choose which to visit) before you leave for NJP. Keep 4-5 hours for the Darjeeling to NJP journey.

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Dear Apurba, Sorry to inform you that we have planned & booked train ride on 1st March 10.40 to 12.40 afternoon and then back to NJP.

27th after reaching NJP at around 1.00 pm, what place we can see?

28th We will start with a visit to Tiger Hill and then what to See. We do not want to visit any Temples and Tea Gardens.

Please advice.

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