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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.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Reviews
On our way up to Darjeeling from NJP, we stopped by a small shop, and helped ourselves with a platter of momo and coffee. The monsoon clouds floating around marked our way as we continued to move up..... more »
We took the toy train all the way down to Siliguri, and the trip was spell-binding. It is a slow trip, but the train takes one through the landscape at times clinging to cliff sides. Provision... more »
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