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Address: New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India
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+91 33 2243 9045

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I really enjoyed riding this train. The scenery along the way was nice. Enjoyed all the various signage at the stations about the History of the railroad. It made for a fun couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Richland Hills, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darjeeling means train trip on Road. Really wonderful experience. Luckily got tickets on line for next day. Thoroughly enjoyed steam engine ride with typical horn sound. Train goes from Darjeeling to Ghum back to Darjeeling. Steam Engine fare is Rs.1300/- and Diesel Engine fare is Rs.800/- for one round trip.

Thank prabhu7785
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a joy ride of Darjeeling. All should try this joy ride but you should do advance booking before 1 days or u should ask for advance booking by agents otherwise u can't enjoy this joy ride.

Thank Hemal S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Darjeeling then this is one experience you must have. The amount of passion and commitment the maintenance staff shows to keep this mammoth thing running is amazing. Salute to the railways staff who runs the show. These over 100 year old steam engines running efficiently because of continuous hard work. Am not sure how much they... More 

Thank prof_shonku
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even for young ones i opted journey from darjeeling to Dhum station @1300 rs per head for one hour journey at one side.though i enjoyed the feel of toy train and steam engine but disappointed by the view which is blocked because of over and unplanned construction.cloudy whether was there so valley was covered that can understand but feel of... More 

1 Thank sangeeta s
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a trap. Train follows the same route as road with Batasia Loop added. Waste of time and money. The journey time is curtailed to 3 hrs. Views are not scenic. Dirty track and roads. Darjeeling has become crowded.

Thank Shatveer M
North Richland Hills, Texas
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780 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed riding this train. The scenery along the way was nice. Enjoyed all the various signage at the stations about the History of the railroad. It made for a fun couple of hours.

Thank stevewilhite
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299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been on my husband's bucket list for a long time and he was not disappointed. It was quite crowded on the way up to Ghoom but as most people did not return immediately to Darjeeling it was more comfortable on the way down!

1 Thank TrueBrit_10
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be the must do activity for all the people visiting Darjeeling. It takes around 2 hours for both Diesel hauled as well as Steam ones. However, availing steam one is recommended as it gives old world charm which is unique and the little B -Class steam locos are living legends for sounds, fragrance & romance of a bygone... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I travelled with family and friends on the Toy Train from Kuresong to Darjeeling in April for a family wedding. The group booked the entire train (three carriages) and a great adventure was experienced travelling up the magnificent mountain. It's hard to describe how unique this trip is as the small gauge track skirts shops and houses... More 

1 Thank Doug A
Gangtok, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reminds you of the Raj & the days gone by.. Tickets cost Rs 1300 for steam & Rs 800 diesel. All coaches are First Class esp for Joyrides.Go for the steam as it provides a more authentic experience via-a-via Diesel engine joyride

Thank karmasikkim

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