Toy Train in Darjeeling
 
A visit to Darjeeling is incomplete without a ride in the toy-train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). The miniature train, given heritage status by UNESCO, covers the distance of 88 km between New Jalpaiguri station and Darjeeling. The little steam train made its maiden trip in 1880.Motley though the toy train is not the fastest means of transport, the journey by it is rather defatiguing, for it offers fabulous scenic view of the hills and possible interaction with a crowd of the local people.The train is now pulled by diesel engines to enhance speed. Earlier one needed to carry food along. However, since November 2001, the DHR has arranged food for its passengers.
Shorter trips between Darjeeling and Ghoom are also arranged during tourist season.
The most interesting part of the journey is the five switchbacks ('Z' reverse) and four complete loops including the Batasia loop, the hunting ground for the photo-shooters.
 
Toy Train: Trains, Timing and Actual fare
Train No.s
 Departure Time/
Station Name
Duration
Return Station
/Timing
Ticket Fare Per
Person
52548
10.40 AM Darjeeling
2 Hrs
12.40 PM Darjeeling Station
Rs. 257
52549
 1.20  PM Darjeeling
2 Hrs
3.40 PM Darjeeling Station
Rs. 257
52547
 4.00  PM Darjeeling
2 Hrs
6.00 PM Darjeeling Station
Rs. 257
1D
 9.00 AM New Jalpaiguri Station
8 Hrs
6.00 PM Darjeeling Station
Rs. 257
 
 
We can pre purchase you toy train tickets with following service charges;
1-5 tickets: Rs.150/- Service charge on per Tickets.
5 and above: Rs.100/- Service charge on per Tickets.
We also can provide Pickup and drop service to Darjeeling station from your hotel at Rs.1000/- Per Cab. Incase of cancellation the refundable amount would be as per IRCT norms and procedure, however the service charges will not be refund.
 
 
Tags: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, DHR, Darjeeling Toy Train