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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling, India
+91 354 200 5734
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A spectacular narrow gauge steam railway is still operational.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
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“joy ride” (116 reviews)
“toy train” (174 reviews)
Darjeeling, India
+91 354 200 5734
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 sureshmn4
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DHR Railway A world Haritage Site devloped & run by britisher. Rail track along with road. Reguler services for Darjeeling to Ghoom by diesel & steem engine respectively, for 2 times siliguri.

Thank dhyan400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is in world Heritage site. This type of journey you can't get anywhere in the world . Presently due to landslide Siliguri to Darjeeling journey not possible but you can enjoy Darjeeling to Ghoom joy ride.

Thank KoleyA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one can make anyone nostalgic. The lovely steam engine, the childhood memories associated and the breath taking scenic beauty can be an add on.

Thank Pratik S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not take the train, but followed its rails and saw it several times over 2 days and I must admit I was very disappointed. It seems quite polluting, it blocks some roads (and the traffic is already bad enough without it...), the rail...More

Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun trip up the mountain from Darjeeling to Ghum via the Batasia loop. The train station at Darjieeling is a bit confusing but once on the train the crew were helpful and though a little loud and smokey it was a wonderful...More

Thank Jonathan S
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how to book for joy train ride in advance.. because the irctc web site says no booking allowed for this...do we have to go in person to book this darjeeling station?pleasd suggest
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
what is departure time of Darjeeling toy train from Siliguri junction,at some sites it's showing 9.00 and some are showing 9.30 am?
19 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
How far is narrow gauge platform from platform number 1A at new jalpaiguri station?
19 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?