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“Romantising train journey”

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
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US$1,378.75*
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6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride...
Ranked #12 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
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Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Hyderabad-Deccan, Andhra Pradesh, India
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155 reviews
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“Romantising train journey”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

A journey on this joy train is a child-like feeling and nostalgic too. It is little over-priced on a tourist ticket but one does not mind since it is one time indulgence. The loop is good and so is museum at Ghoom. A must see for every one in Darjeeling.

Visited November 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“A romantic indulgence!”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

A joy ride on the toy train is a must for all. Providing you remember that you're on holiday and embrace the whimsy of the experience for what it is, you'll have a great day out!
It's not a rollercoaster or the orient express; it's a piece of living history that follows the curve of the hills up to the town of darjeeling. Take some butties, try not to dismay at the sorry sight of the museum in ghum, and soak up the awesome views.

Visited March 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Museum at Ghum is a must go”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

You must not miss taking the Toy train ride and visiting the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway museum at Ghum station. You will get to know many historical information, Mark Twain's columns of DHR etc.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nostalgic”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

A slow 40 min ride over 8km of scenic beauty,
The main view is of Batasia loop,ain
A local 2nd class train ticket is v. cheap Rs20, 1st class is Rs 230.
Tourist train is Rs 325 (too much)

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“A must-do for train enthusiasts”
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Looked forward to this ride for a long time. Was crushed to find it raining (due to remnants of cycle Phailin passing us) the morning of our ride. But, we pressed on.

Atmosphere was excited and kind of a party. Unfortunately the cars are not water tight, so the seats were wet and the windows leaked. In other words, it was raining nearly as heavily inside the car as it was outside the car.

The locomotive used on the 10am joy ride was diesel, and we had hoped to ride with the steam locomotive. Ride was from Darjeelng to Ghoom. Stopped at the War Memorial (Loop) where we got out and took pictures. At Ghoom there's a nice DHRR museum you should see. Interesting story and pictures describing how it was built and challenges.

Train does not go to Kurseong these days due to a track wash-out a few years ago. We wait until the reconstruction and repairs, but don't hold your breath.

I would have enjoyed the ride immensely had it been sunny and dry, but even in a wet, rainy car it was fun to be on the train. Just make sure you get some hot tea after!

Plan to go back and ride it again, hopefully all the way from Kurseong to Darjeeling once they finish the repairs

Visited October 2013
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