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Address: New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, Darjeeling, India
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Great fun but loud and smelly!

I would recommend the two hour loop to Ghoom and back. This is what I did and it was great to experience the train. Any longer could get annoying with the constantly noise and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2016
Matt_Fishwick3
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were on ar great rail journey from Delhi to Shimla and on route we went on this train. The train goes through many towns and you could put your hand out of the window and shop.it is a single track and the train had to keep stopping for a water top up.it was an amazing trip.en route we stopped... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

this toy train runs from darjeeling to ghum and return to darjeeling, it stops for a view from batasia loop and overall it takes 2 hrs to complete the journey In Ghum you can visit the railway musuem just above the station.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We paid 1100/- aproximately for each person (7 people) for the 2 hour ride from darjeeling to ghoom station via batasia loop and back. The darjeeling station is a mess. Dirty. The train was dirty..very perfunctory cleaning. The windows all have coal scraps filled in them. The view from he train is of how dirty we can make nature's gift.... More 

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Thank swati1975
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Darjeeling has many activity to do. But toy train is the must do activity for trip goer. But we don't have enough time to travel in toy train due to non availability of time. We managed to took picture in front of the steam engine. The train has not satisfied our expectation as expected. Its a simple one with usual... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

I would recommend the two hour loop to Ghoom and back. This is what I did and it was great to experience the train. Any longer could get annoying with the constantly noise and coal smoke! It's fairly expensive for India though - around £15 for the two hour round trip.

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Jabalpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

As a knows its a heritage train. Special trains are there for tourists, starting from Darjeeling to ghoom and return. Little bit costly but you can enjoy train running on tracks layed on roads.

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Thank Sumit M
Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Took over 8 hours from NJP to Darjeeling. Very interesting but needs patience. Engineering feat of the Himalayan Railways. It's an experience to cross through towns and landscapes as it does. Personnel very polite.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We enjoyed watching the train entering and leaving the station.We had booked the joy ride from Darjeelling to kurseong. The engineering of the train is intersting, however the station is dirty, the view even dirtier, along the entire ride you only pass garbage dumps and litters. Soot from the engine enters the compartment. The ridei s a waste of time... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We knew Tea grew in Darjeeling but we had no idea the second highest Railway station in the world was here as well. It's fun and a great detour, but take the 9am Train from Ghoom up to Dargeeling, or look for the local trains, the tickets are in the tens of rupees, where as the Tourist Train is a... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We took a joyride for Darjeeling-ghum- Darjeeling in Diesel engine in march'16. It cost 1100/- per pax and is worthless.Even though if you want to enjoy toy train you can book a second class seat online from Darjeeling to ghum at a cheaper cost of RS. 30/- only

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