Batasia Loop in Darjeeling
Enjoy the greatest railway experience of your life by taking a train to the magnificent Batasia Loop in Darjeeling
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About Batasia Loop in Darjeeling
The Batasia Loop is located on Hill Cart Road (National Highway 55) in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. This Batasia Loop in Darjeeling was created in order to alleviate the steep gradient in the hills. It was engineered by the British in 1919 to negotiate the 140 ft drastic fall of the train. The track wraps around itself and overlaps through a tunnel and a hilltop. The train descends the height as it completes a loop in a large circular area, then goes to a gentle loop to cross over to its own track in the tunnel. This is considered as one of the greatest engineering feats.
The loop gives a breath-taking view of the Darjeeling landscapes including the hill town, snow covered mountain peaks and the majestic Kanchenjunga. All this is in the middle of a lovely flowering garden. The garden is covered with grass and filled with flowers and shrubs of all varieties. It also boasts areas where you can sit and enjoy the view. These gardens give a great view of the toy train whistling along the track. The train travels through the tunnel and stops for some time. A War Memorial is located in the middle of the loop. It was constructed to commemorate the Gorkha soldiers who sacrificed their lives in wars. An Eco garden is also present here that provides a large amount of information on various organic plants.
Learn all about Batasia Loop and its surroundings in Darjeeling before you plan a trip to this awesome destination. Read about the various popular spots in Darjeeling near the Batasia Loop. Take an in - depth view of this spectacular creation of engineering. Find out the nearby shops for souvenirs and the various restaurants that feature an authentic Indian or Chinese meal. Receive information on the memorial and gardens within the loop. Attain information on the marvellous toy train rides and their routes. Pick up a little history on the construction of the Loop and its surrounding places. Find out about the opening and closing hours of the spot and the rates for admission. Learn about the great snacks available here and the best times to eat them. Understand about the great views offered by the place during its train ride. Get all these information and book a trip right now to Batasia Loop in Darjeeling.
Just outside of the loop is the market area. The market mainly supplies merchandise that can be gifted as souvenirs. It boasts a number of wonderful, tasty and authentic North Indian, South Indian and Chinese restaurants. If you are in the mood for snacks, then there are numerous street stalls that sell piping hot samosas. So take some time off and plan your trip to this awesome place!
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FAQ's of Darjeeling
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The huge local market near Batasia Loop is one of the most popular markets of Darjeeling, and is definetly worth a visit. Make sure to carry cash since most shops do not accept cards.
You can take a taxi or drive your own vehicle to the Batasia Loop, via the Hill Cart Road. It will take no more than 20 minutes to reach it from the center of the city.
The Batasia Loop is a huge spiral railway that has been created to lower the ascent gradient. It is a spectacular place to visit because of the views.
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