Famous to be known as “Toy Train” it is one of those train rides in India one must take.Established in the year 1881,a narrow gauge train connection between New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.The distance is around 80 kms and take almost 7-8 hours depending on the weather condition
It has also been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site as the Train line has been maintained in its original state,the Indian Railways has done a remarkable job in maintaining the route.Since it is a hilly area and rain is frequent,there are sudden landslides,but Indian Railway employees are always ready to clear any obstacles on the route.
The Train now runs on Diesel Engine instead of Steam Engine though Steam Engine Rides are also available but limited to certain stations in and near Darjeeling.
Before reaching Darjeeling,it passes through Ghum Railway Station(India’s Highest Railway Station)
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
In any case you need the DHR Time-Table,I have it for you Guys.. 🙂
And Now the beautiful Journey begins from NJP,A Picture Tale to let you know the beauty of DHR
And Finally the Steam Engine at Darjeeling Railway Station..
Tickets for Toy Train Ride can be booked from any Railway Station Counter or online through IRCTC website,the ticket cost is around INR 350 for one-way ride..Toy Train doesn’t have any Pantry Car,so it is advisable to carry eatables and water bottles.
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Loved the post. Beautiful pics 🙂
A fitting tribute to the train