Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Tour Itinerary)
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a 77-year-old link connecting Neral to Matheran, the only way to reach tiny hill resort. It is the narrowest of the regular narrow gauge (just 2ft) thus known as the little train or “toy train”. The toy train moves between sunrises to sunset. The Darjeeling Himalayan toy train runs between the Blue Mountains, green valleys and meandering river. Crowded with Kanchandzonga, it also offers some breathtaking views of the lovely peaks around it. The passing views of the toy train especially when it enters in the heart of New Jalpaiguri are magnificent and eye catchy. It is 86kms journey from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling and takes nearly seven and half hour to reach.
New Jalpaiguri- Darjeeling- New Jalpaiguri
Station covered : Darjeeling – Ghum – Kurseong – Tindharia – Rangtong – Sukhna – Siliguri Junction- Siliguri town- New Jalpaiguri
Hour 1 : Arrive at the platform of 2D passenger train within nine in the morning. Your train will depart from Darjeeling 9012ft station in the morning 9:15. You will arrive at Ghum 7408 ft at station at 9:40 am. At 11:32 you will find yourself at Kurseong 4864 Ft station.
Hour 2 : You little train will stay in the Kurseong station for half an hour. Here the visitors are allowed to take a little rest along with tiffin. After leaving from Kurseong 4864ft the toy train will take you in Tindharia 2822ft junction.
Hour 3 : The next stoppage is Tindharia 2822 Ft is a bit far. You will be there at 1:18. Being a small station the train wont stay here for long. Within a very short while prepare yourself for the next stay at Rangtong 1404 Ft .
Hour 4 : You will be reaching at Rangtong 1404 Ft at 2:07 in the noon. Then your nest station to cross is Sukna 533 Ft. you will leave from Sukna at 14:39pm.
Hour 5 : The toy train will be arriving at Siliguri Jn at 3: 11 O’ clock. Here the train will move around all the major spots of Siliguri town. You will reach Siliguri town at 3:21 in the afternoon.
Hour 6 : Within a very short span you will be leaving Siliguri town to reach New Jalpaiguri. Make ready yourself for the upcoming destination New Jalpaiguri. The little toy train will take you in New Jalpaiguri within 3:45pm.