Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling

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Enjoy a trip along a famous railway at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which forms part of a World Heritage Site. Built between 1879 and 1881, the 78 km (48 mi) track earned the nickname the "toy train," because of its narrow form and quaint design. Heading across a scenic, UNESCO-protected mountainous terrain, vintage British-built steam locomotives handle the popular daily tourist route, complete with the look and atmosphere of the colonial era. A romantic and evocative sight often referenced in popular culture, the railway and its antique features attract guests from all over the world--from historians, to trainspotters, to artists. Plan to visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Darjeeling attractions using our Darjeeling trip planner.
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  • The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is one of the iconic attractions which draws many tourists to the hill town of Darjeeling in West Bengal. This 2 ft narrow gauge train hauls passengers and...  more »
  • We booked the tickets on line through IRCTC website, which was easy and convenient. We booked in First Class (there is no other option) which costed Rs. 1000 per ticket. There were two coaches in the....  more »

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