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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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“steam engine”(128 reviews)
“joy ride”(119 reviews)
“toy train”(184 reviews)
A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
Darjeeling, India
+91 354 200 5734
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience to cherish the heritage of railways. A visit to tiger hill in a clear weather and Himalayan railways should be the only items to be added in the itenerary of darjeeling. My kid enjoyed a lot.

Thank Hitesh B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

DHR is a fascinating word. It takes you to some places, where you have never reached before. It takes you through some frames that you have never seen before. Board the train from Kurseong. The city ends when the train goes between the church and...More

Thank JoydeepR42
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The World Heritage Railway is for ever new to me and fortunately at least one train is operational between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling stations. It takes very lng time to reach the destination, but experience is lifetime. Z reversing points are thrilling and Museum in...More

Thank travelarunava
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It was amazing to see a steam engine pulling two small bogies for an exciting joy ride. Got tickets booked thru IRCTC however tickets are available at window in off season in July/August. It was from Darjeeling to Ghum station and back with a 10...More

2  Thank devkiran53
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We booked a joyride in the old steam engine through IRCTC. It was from Darjeeling to Ghum station and back with a 10 min break at Batasia loop and half an hour at Ghum station. The feeling of course is unforgetable and takes you back...More

Thank Satyaki G
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is declared as world heritage site by UNESCO.The narrow gauge railway is between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. It is the most outstanding example of 'hill passenger railway'.The toy train passes in a loop like pattern at Batasia loop to counter sharp descent(140...More

Thank AnjanManda
Reviewed 3 July 2018

When people go for Toy Train ride, they expect that when they'll be inside the train, they'll be able to see some nice views and some exciting experience but in actual the train just goes on the road from which you have entered the darjeeling...More

1  Thank VivekS3204
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

It's a beautiful in Darjeeling. The second world highest railway station is here. Narrow gauge railway based on zig zag and loop line. Nice view from inside.

Thank neha763
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Although the ride itself and the views it offers are nothing extraordinary, the whole experience is very nostalgic, especially with the steam train, reminding you of your childhood. The train feels like a toy train (and is named so) and chugs along slowly through the...More

Thank AnkurP264
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The railways are too slow but they are famous for their steam engine which were made by Britisher. Which makes it best.

Thank TanujK63
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2 February 2018|
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Response from Yadlapati | Reviewed this property |
Book on IRCTC coz if the bookings are full you may not be able to board it at Darjeeling and may have to miss the joy ride The station codes are DJ to DJRZ on irctc,
6 September 2017|
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Response from RYVR | Reviewed this property |
It was running when I visited in April. I hear there is a lot of unrest there now. You may want to check about the timings now as they may have changed. Thanks
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