Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
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A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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Coastal53619729218
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
1. The trains on June 11 were delayed by two hours. The inconvenience to tourists was not even regretted. We paid 1500 per person. And because of the delay, we had to forego the return ride for lack of time.
2. The Darjeeling station is a disgusting place. Full of rubbish and filthy tracks.
3. It is a shame that we cannot maintain a UNESCO site with basic facilities and cleanliness.
Written 13 June 2024
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DapperDiplomat
DapperDiplomat38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is a special opportunity to ride a narrow-gauge steam railway in India. It's not the spectacular views of the Shimla railway but what this one has is a steam engine. Try to get the carriage right behind the engine one direction so you can watch the coal being chopped, the water overflowing, and the steam whistle working. When reserving in advance, be sure you are reserving the steam engine as taking the diesel train would be pointless since again it's not particularly scenic, simply running along a narrow road with shops on one side and cars on the other. The passenger cars are simple but fine. We just took the tourist circuit from Darjeeling to Ghum. It would be nice if Indian Railways one day restores steam service from further down (Kurseong or further) so one could actually use the steam engine train as a form of transport to reach Darjeeling.
Written 12 May 2024
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Vijayamani
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Amazing,even if you feel it is expensive, if you are above 50,it is advisable you go. Otherwise there is lot of walking to do. By taking the train you get to see the beauty by relaxing your feet a little
Written 4 November 2023
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John B
Swansea, UK18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We took the scenic route from Siliguri to Darjeeling - taking eight hours in total. First up the view from the train as it makes its way up the mountains is stunning. The diesel train took us through lush rainforest and beautiful towns perched on the side of steep cliffs.

There were two big disappointments though:

First: the carriage toilet was appalling. Strong stench of urine, cockroaches and no cleaning during the trip (despite the member of staff who rode with us).

Second: after lunch (which took the shape of a plastic tray that had dhal, rice and sauces) a fellow passenger decided to throw his rubbish (the entire plastic tray, spoon and lid!) out of the train and into the rainforest! None of the staff stopped him or stopped the train so he can retrieve his litter. I was appalled that this could be allowed to happen.
Written 22 September 2023
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5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
In August it was misty... yet had an experience. It's neat . Pack your snacks. Kids had a wonderful experience.create memories.
Written 30 August 2023
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Supria Rastogi
Lucknow, India135 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a UNESCO certified world heritage site.The train travels through the town and picturesqe himalayan range.Two types of train operate one is diesel engine and other the steam engine.The former takes around 1.5 hrs and the ticket price is 1000 for the same while latter usually takes 6 hrs and pricing is 1500.The train stops at two stations one is the batasia loop and the other one is ghum railway station which is India's highest railway station at 7407ft.Joy ride is a must if one travels to Darjeeling plus the ghum railway station also has a railway museum showcasing the history of Darjeeling toy train.
Written 28 July 2023
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Bristi R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
It was an heven like experience, travelled for 2days and enjoyed the whole hill station . I was like that I had seen snowfall there. And the memos with hot cup of tea. Best part of darjeeling is The te gardens and it's tea. The real flavor of raw tea leaves or liquor tea.
Written 27 June 2023
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Gautam Chakraborty
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Do not go to Ropeway. Total waiting period is 3/4 hours. Total waste of time.

Local body should provide a lift to reach the ticket counter/entry point. It will give comfort to elders/person with knee problems.

Ropeway should start from 0800AM. It will benefit the tourist.
Written 28 May 2023
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Bala
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We travelled on 29 April 23 in the Darjeeling toy train . It is exorbitantly priced for Rs 1000/- the seats are very small and no refreshments/ water bottle are provided. Strongly suggest to not burn your pockets
Written 29 April 2023
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Patricia L
Milford on Sea, UK117 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We expected this to be one of the highlights of our tour. It wasn't - here's why.

Other passengers had stowed their luggage on seats and our Guide had to remonstrate with train staff so we could occupy the seats we had booked.

Uncomfortable seats with little leg room. The plastic seat backs fronting us were filthy dirty.

Various delays meant the train took 2 hours to clear Siliguri.

We were just glad to get off at Darjeeling

Written 24 April 2023
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