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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Darjeeling, India
+91 354 200 5734
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6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride...
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A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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“steam engine” (120 reviews)
“joy ride” (118 reviews)
“toy train” (179 reviews)
Darjeeling, India
+91 354 200 5734
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1 - 10 of 676 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

tiger hill view is best view, and red panda is rear animal, the red Panda is almost as big as a reasonably sized domestic cat.

Thank bappa m
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

So now dream chosen come true kids enjoyed a lot on toy train we clicked lots of photographs also when we reached ghum it was foggy very beautiful

Thank sumeet jitendra S
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Its best to visit Darjeeling as it is called a queen of hills the himalyan railway is the main attraction of the queen of hills its enjoyable to be inside the toy train of Darjeeling

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Though considered a UNESCO world heritage site, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, is not maintained well unfortunately. We had booked a joy ride in the train till Ghoom from Darjeeling. The train was 3 hrs late and there was no information about why it was late!...More

Thank Seema1709
Reviewed 26 June 2017

DHR is one of the best attraction of Darjeeling. Its also called Toy Train. The train is run by Steam Engine. There are famous station in Darjeeling, Ghoom & Darjeeling. There are many different types of Joy Ride in this train. One have to book...More

1  Thank Raja_Asansol
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The steam Joyride is a must attraction in Darjelling...Don't book Diesel engine if u want to experience the old steam engine...the journey won't be as smooth as diesel one but that's the point to have a look back into steam engine...You would have certain difficulties...More

Thank Kaunash N
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

It's a great opportunity to take a joy train ride on this UNESCO world heritage. Better to take the joy train ride which is a round ticket which goes to the Batisia loop which is unique and back

Thank snmn4
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, The heritage railway gave us an best ever train memory of my life till now. Very nice train. Runs slow and very clean station.

Thank Chandan P
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This used to be an experience to cherish and look forward to. Nowadays with the massive construction and concretization all around Darjeeling town, you no longer find the views from the toy train. The halts at Batasia loop and ghoom museum are the only worthy...More

Thank B M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I am still cursing myself for taking the decision of riding this so called joy ride toy train. First of all its very expensive, secondly you wont get any scenic views en route. All you can see is road and buildings. You will get some...More

Thank Travel_is_fun_Blore
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16 May 2017|
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Response from RYVR | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to go there in person. They have frequent trains heading back and forth so the wait needn't be that long - you have the option of taking the Steam Train or the regular one - in either case the views are... More
Vijay B
20 April 2017|
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Response from SylviaJohnas | Reviewed this property |
We went in the evening for the joyride. so i am not sure of the morning timing. the tickets were booked by my tour guide. Please check the website or ask your tour operator.
Vijay B
20 April 2017|
Response from Vijay B |
What is departure time of Darjeeling toy train from Siliguri junction,I some sites it's showing 9.00 and some are showing 9.30 am?