(Asia Records Institute - ASRI) Top Asia's Must Train Trips of a Lifetime (P15) - New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling (India): Journey to majestic peaks on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

21-02-2024

(Worldkings.org) The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the "Toy Train", is a 610 mm wide narrow railway line that runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India. Built between 1879 and 1881, this railway is about 88 km long.

The railway is famous for its unique, winding climbs from about 100 m above sea level in New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 m in Darjeeling. On this journey, the train will go through six zig-zag sections and five loops to gain altitude.On December 2, 1999, UNESCO declared the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway a World Heritage Site.

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Experience a Classic Steam Train Trip

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A ride on a classic steam train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) gives passengers the feeling of stepping back in time. The train slowly passes through lush green tea fields, small villages, and majestic snow-capped peaks.

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Passengers can see the summits right in the carriage

 

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Beautiful Scenes On The Journey

On the journey, the train will pass through breathtaking scenery. From lush green tea fields, tiny villages, to majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, each beautiful scene gives passengers memorable experiences.

Attractive Destination: Ghoom Station

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On this railway, passengers can visit Ghoom, one of the highest stations in India. Here, you can visit Yiga Choeling Church, one of Darjeeling's oldest pagoda.

Yiga Choeling Monastery (Old Ghoom Monastery ) – Department of Tourism, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration

A trip on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway not only provides a unique travel experience but also helps visitors better understand the unique history and culture of this region. This is definitely an experience not to be missed when coming to Darjeeling.

According to Internet


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