Who doesn’t love to travel in the sky? Today we will discuss a place in Darjeeling where you will travel in the sky by a cable car and will get the mind blowing natural views from the sky.
Staring Date: It was started in 1968
What is Darjeeling Ropeway?
The first cable car system in India is the Darjeeling Ropeway. It is the ropeway of cable cars situated between the North point of Darjeeling and Singla on the bank of the river Rammam. The ropeway has become one of the most popular and attractive tourist spots in Darjeeling.
When did the Darjeeling Ropeway start?
The Ropeway was started in the year 1968.
What is the history of Darjeeling Ropeway?
In 1968 the Ropeway was first started with a single cable car authorized by the forest development department. After that they got sixteen cable cars and it became one of the main tourist spots in Darjeeling. In 1988 the ropeway was reconstructed. Meantime from the year 2003 the ropeway was stopped due to an accident on 13th October 2003. In the year 2005 a committee was formed to sort out the issues and ensure safety for the visitors. The Ropeway reopened on 2nd February 2012.
What is the outside view from this Place?
The mesmerizing view from the cable car of Ropeway cannot be expressed in words. Visitors will get the view of valley, hills, slopes, green tea gardens, forest , flowing river, waterfalls and the most magnificent view of the eastern range of Himalayan. They will also get a glimpse of the snow peaks of kanchenjunga. The sight of the river Rammam and little Ranjeet is mind blowing. The ranjeet valley is covered with flowers and butterflies. From the car the junction point of the River Ramman and little river Ranjeet can be seen which is in Large Ranjeet originated from the mount Kabru.
Why are people attracted to the Darjeeling Ropeway?
The Darjeeling ropeway is one of the most attractive tourist spots and it is a must visit spot in Darjeeling. The views and sights from the cable car will not be expressed in words; it is so fascinating. Visitors usually gather in the ropeway to get the view from the cable car . The whole atmosphere from the cable car is so pleasant to the eyes of the visitors. The ropeway gives the visitors a feeling like a bird flying in the sky .Travelling in the sky with those natural views make the spot most adventurous to the visitors.
Is it safe to visit the Darjeeling Ropeway?
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How many cable cars are there in the Ropeway ?
There are sixteen cable cars in the Darjeeling Ropeway.
How long is the ride in Darjeeling Ropeway?
There is no time limit in the Ropeway. There are stop stations where visitors can get down from the cable car and pass time at those amazing spots . But they should have come back before the closing time of Darjeeling Ropeway.
What will be the distance visitors will travel in Ropeway?
Visitors will travel at an altitude of 2134 meter (7000 feet ) down to 244 m (800 feet). Previously the last station was in the Singla Bazar but now the authority shorten the distance and the final station is Tukvar.
Have there any accidents in the Ropeway?
Yes there was an accident on 13th October 2003. Four people died and eleven were injured when the cable car slipped from the rope and fell down from a height of 100 feet in a tea garden.
How much does it cost in the Darjeeling Ropeway?
It will cost Rs.200 for adult person (5km round trip). Rs.100 for child (3-8 years old)
Are snacks available in the stop stations?
Yes snacks available in the stop stations of Darjeeling Ropeway.
How many people can sit in the cable car of Darjeeling Ropeway?
Six people can sit in the cable car.
Is tickets easily available in the ticket counter of Darjeeling Ropeway?
Tickets are not easily available in the ticket counter of Darjeeling Ropeway during the season time . Visitors might need to stand in the queue for one hour to get the ticket.
What is the opening and closing time of the Ropeway?
Winter and Monsoon
10 am to 4 pm
Summer and Autumn
10 am to 2 pm (season time; to avoid the queue of the visitors they close the ticket counter early )
What is the best time to visit the Ropeway?
April to June is the most appropriate time to visit in Darjeeling . During that time the weather is pleasant and favorable to the visitors. These months are the season of summer and autumn, there is a huge gathering of visitors on the ropeway . It is advised to visit early to the huge queue of visitors. Visitors can also visit in the month of April to June during the monsoon and autumn season.
For how many days in a week the Ropeway remains open?
The Darjeeling Ropeway remains open everyday . But on the 19th of every month it remains close for maintenance purposes.
How can visitors contact the authority of Darjeeling Ropeway?
Phone Number: 6358262367
What visitors can do in the stop stations of Darjeeling Ropeway?
Visitors can pass a great time in the stop stations of Ropeway. They can walk in the tea garden, there are pathways in the tea garden for walking. There is a factory where they can see how tea is produced from the tea leaves. The local women plucking the tea leaves and the view of the tea garden gives an amazing experience to the visitors. They can also take snacks in the stop stations . However travellers can also relax in the stop station and enjoy the stunning natural views.
How to reach?
By road: From the Darjeeling city the Darjeeling Ropeway is only 3.4 km away. It will take approximately eleven minutes to reach the ropeway from the Darjeeling city by car.
By railway: The Darjeeling Ropeway is 68 km away from the Siliguri Jn Train Station. It will take approximately 2 hours 33 minutes from the station to reach the ropeway. And from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station the Darjeeling Ropeway is 73.5 km away . It will take approximately 2 hours 46 minutes from the station to reach the destination .
By airport: The Bagdogra Airport is 72.9 km away from the Darjeeling Ropeway, it will take around 2 hour 40 minutes to reach the destination .
There are also many restaurants around the Darjeeling Ropeway.