If you are thinking about a train journey with amazing sights from the window along with traditional vibes then ‘The Toy Train’ of West Bengal would be the best choice.
Why do travellers all around the globe visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway?
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway locally known as the ‘Toy Train’ is very famous among travellers all around the world.
The short journey in this traditional train gives the visitors a stunning recreation. The train runs through the hills, slopes of Himalayan and there are tea gardens on the hills which gives the travellers an incredible feeling of natural beauty.
That’s why people from all around the globe visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Is the ‘Toy Train’ journey adventurous to the visitors?
Undoubtedly this joy ride is much adventurous for the travellers. The ‘chak chak’ sound of the traditional steam engine train alongside the natural charm of Himalayan makes an adventurous feeling.
What distance train cover?
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway covers a distance of 85 kilometers (50 miles) from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. The line passes numerous sloppy hills and loops. The train passes five major bridges and 450 minor bridges moreover it crosses more than 870 curves. The most spectacular loop amongst all the loops is the Batasia Loop which is located between Ghoom and Darjeeling. The railway station in the Ghoom of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India which is the second-highest in the world.
Is it safe to travel by this Toy Train?
Yes, people from all around the world along with the local people gather to have a ride on this train.
What would be the best time to visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway?
March-May: It is the summertime where the temperature is moderate.
June to Early September: These months are very much famous to the travellers as rains fall on hills which increases the elegance of Darjeeling.
November-February: In those months Darjeeling masked up with snow, the winter season of Darjeeling.
How much does the ticket cost of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway?
|Trains||AC Chair||First Class|
|New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling Passenger Train||1700 rupees||1420 rupees|
|Joy Rides||N/A||1500-1600 rupees in First Class with a steam engine and 1000 rupees in First Class with the diesel engine. (Ghoom railway museum included)|
|Morning Safari||700 rupees||590 rupees|
|Afternoon Safari||1200 rupees||1000 rupees|
To book tickets :
India Railways website: http://www.irctc.co.in/
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