Darjeeling Toy Train in Darjeeling

Darjeeling Toy Train Overview

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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the Darjeeling Toy Train, is a prominent crowd-puller in the beautiful hill station of West Bengal. It is an outstanding engineering marvel, noted for being the best example of a hill passenger railway. This narrow (2 feet) train, listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO, takes you on 83 km long rail journey from Darjeeling to the railhead in Siliguri. This journey is an amazing way to ascent hilly terrains and to behold stunning views of the majestic Himalayas.

The joy ride in this train commences at New Jalpaiguri, the busiest station in the plains. It then crosses and halts at various spots, such as the Siliguri Station, Mahanadi Bridge, Sukna Station, Rangtang Station and Ghoom. From there, the train finally descends four miles towards Darjeeling. En route, the train passes through many loops, the prominent one being the Batasia Loop, where the toy train makes a 360 degree turn. At this point, you will feel as if you have stepped into a fantasy world, where the bewitching panorama is simply out of the world. Despite being 7 to 8 hours expedition uphill, the ride in this train is a memorable experience.

  • Opening Closing Time 09:00 am – 04:15 pm (Daily)

  • Photo Opp

    The entire journey takes you to beautiful places, which might be a pleasant change from the concrete jungle of the city that you see daily. You can capture these amazing views in your camera so as to cherish them forever.
  • Movie Connect

    Bollywood directors have long been using the Darjeeling Toy Train in their movies, mainly in song sequences. The popular Sharmila Tagore-Rajesh Khanna song - Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Ayegi Tu in the film Aradhana was shot in this train. Other notable Hindi movies featuring the train are Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992), Parineeta (2005) and the recent, Barfi (2012).
  • Entrance Fee Rs. 360 per person

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Darjeeling, West Bengal