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“WHAW ! SUPERB! Was this a toy train ?”

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 #13 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
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Owner description: A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I was lucky to have taken a trip when this train was puled by a steam engine where the engine was so small that the engine driver's head from almost chest above world be seen when he stands up charging the engine with coal. However for the past many years this train is powered by a diesel locomotive which again is a lovely site to watch and be in...the compartments (more like a toy compartment) can only seat people as there may not be adequate head space to stand up and travel..the speed of the train is so slow that you can jump out have a stretch break and get back on the train, especially during the climb from the base station to the top Dargeeling main station which takes a couple of hours. Adults will be as thrilled as children on this trip!

2  Thank Sunil761
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Enjoyed a lot .......fun to travel in roads by train ....
it was like being in a magic land and me felt like a kid jumping in joy and the reason is due to the climate

2  Thank Varuna_Anandan
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

One of the best things to do in Darjeeling. You take the fun ride by paying Rs 400 for return ticket from Darjeeling (Darjeeling-Ghoom-Darjeeling). The entire trip takes around 2 hours and you can be sure that it will take you back in time. The museum in Ghoom station will further enthrall you with lots and lots of information about the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Don't give it a miss.

Thank karthikeyanram
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Ever since i saw the song sequence of mere sapno ki rani kab ayegi thu. I wanted to take this train. It is a fairly long stretch (time wise) just besides the curvy road and in many places the track crosses the road without any barricades. This is one railway where there are no signals or people manning road crossing it is just like any other motor car. You can find cars for lack of space getting on to the track. For a railfan you will be surprised to see that trains ply on these tracks as there are no gravel and you cannot see sleepers all burried under sand and dust. Comming to the train... it is pulled by diesel engine with two carriage supposedly first class. The darjeeling station itself looks like a cute garden station. There are steam engines but used only for shunting. The joy ride starts from darjeeling and travels along the curvy road and in front of shop entrances. The onward journey is a steep incline and it stops at Batasia loop which is the most scenic locale the train stops for ten minutes for pax to take pictures and next stop is Ghum which is a small railway station. The train stops for half an hour and ask you to visit the rail museum which is the biggest joke of darjeeling. Anyways the return journey is the same but on the downward side. You will also find a brakeman who keeps rotating a steering wheel kind of thing which is applying brakes for each carriage. I am sure there must be another guy in the other carriage as well. The return journey takes another 50 minutes. In total it is fun and a must for train fans. I enjoyed it though it is not so clean and the tickets are relatively expensive. Do take this train

5  Thank Cheruthon N
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Although my wife felt Nostalgic, I found it Ordinary. We BOARDED AT DARJEELING AND offloaded at Ghoom station. ticket is priced at around 500 rs.
u have to fill the ticket application form like u fill for any train reservation.

5  Thank Deepakseru
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