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Darjeeling Himalayan Train

Darjeeling Himalayan Train
A ride through the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) takes one to experience one of the most magical and most scenic rail journey of the world. Designated by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway sets an emblem of excellent railway engineering.

Started in 1881, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway still runs with the same valour and mechanics as it did at the time of its inception. Covering the total distance of 88 km between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, the toy train journey, though, takes long 8 hours, but, this is what constitute the best things about the train as the long ride makes one witness the amazing beautiful Himalayan scenery.

Climbing the vertical Himalayan mountain, the toy train takes its joyous passengers to an altitude of over 2,000 meters. Passing through several of scenic points like Agony Point and Runtong Watering Point, and narrow streets, the toy train ride enables travellers to have a superb glimpse of local landscape and life. The majestic scenery of Darjeeling comes to its best view when one is on the toy train. .

Must See & Do !

Mountain viewing: The breathtaking view of the 3rd highest peak in the world - Mount Kanchenjunga shrouded in mists, is the best thing you can hold while enjoying the train ride.

Tea Gardens: The green plains and sloping of Darjeeling tea gardens with its mesmerishing beauty of landscape is worth putting travellers at sheer amazement

The slow ride and high points: The toy train is so slow that one can even get off and shake hands with passer-by school children. But for an avid nature lover and traveller, the slow ride and high points are the ideal way to explore the fascinating natural landscapes.

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