You should never miss the chance of riding the toy train while you are in Darjeeling. Definitely, there are reasons to say so.
The reasons for having such a ride
This UNESCO acclaimed toy train will give you the opportunity to experience magnificent nature and the Great Himalayas to the most. It all started back in the year 1880 to provide a communication link between the plain and Darjeeling.
With the passage of time, it became the favorite tourist attraction to ride in this 2-foot narrow gauge railway. Imagine yourself sitting in a train compartment, which is being pulled by a steam engine up against the steep slopes of Darjeeling. Even more, you will find a person sprinkling sand over the rails so that the train does not skid.
The enjoyment and experience that you will gather during your ride cannot be matched with any other train ride. You will see the gorgeous nature as close to you, which will make you feel that you can touch it. You will feel amongst nature and the local people while having the ride.
The route of the ride
Your two hours’ journey will start from Darjeeling Station and take you up to Ghum traversing a total distance of 14 kilometers. The train will have a stoppage of 10 minutes at Batasia Loop where you can visit the War Memorial. At Ghum, you will have the chance of visiting the DHR Museum. Another attraction accompanies this joy ride. You will be receiving a certificate from DHR acknowledging your ride, which you can cherish with your beloved ones.
The options that you can avail
You can select any of the 18 rides, which start from the morning. Not only has that, you can select the nature of the engine has either steam or diesel, which will pull the toy trained your ride. It is best to select the steam engine if your budget permits and have the aura of the colonial age. If some occasion falls in between your stay in Darjeeling, you can charter the train and enjoy with your beloved ones. There are other options too, which you can avail of the Jungle Safari or the regular DHR service from NGP to Darjeeling.
The view that awaits you
You will be thrilled, enjoyed and enchanted by having such kind of a toy train ride at Darjeeling. You will be thrilled by the ride in this UNESCO-acclaimed train pulled by a steam engine while enjoying the magnificent Himalayan nature at the closest. The route is so laid that you will travel through the local villages, by the side of waterfalls and beautiful hilly landscapes.
So, never miss this toy train ride while you are in Darjeeling to enjoy the most during your holiday.