Artist playing Dhol

Dhol is a musical instrument used all over India during different festivals and celebrations in various shapes and sizes,and playing them in Assam is no exception.Assamese People generally plays them during Bihu Celebrations and are widely used in functions and gatherings.It is a symbol of Heritage,Culture and Tradition of Assam

Dhuliya playing Dhul

Dhuliya playing Dhul

An Artist known as Dhuliya(One who plays Dhul) in Assamese playing at a stage show held at Orchid Park,Kaziranga

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Goddess Durga-Deity of Shaktism

Goddess Durga the mother of Shaktism in hindu mythology and one of the main Goddess for Hindus.She is called with many names,having many persona and many forms.

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

“The form of Shakti,The Destroyer of Evil,I bow to you mother with all my heart”

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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)

DHR

DHR

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

DHR Time Table

DHR Time Table

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

At NJP

At NJP

The Steam Engine

The Steam Engine

Passing through Siliguri

Passing through Siliguri

DHR

DHR

Rongtong Station

Rongtong Station

Workers Busy Clearing the Way

Workers Busy Clearing the Way

Greenary All Around

Greenery All Around

Unwanted Halting

Unwanted Halting

Chilled Weather and Joy Ride

Chilled Weather and Joy Ride

Local's Transport

Local’s Transport

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Passing Through Greenary

Passing Through Greenery

And Finally the Steam Engine at Darjeeling Railway Station..

Steam Engine of DHR

Steam Engine of DHR

Steam Engine of DHR

Steam Engine of DHR

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.