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Romantic Train Journey

Darjeeling Himalayan Train Tour

The railway line from Siliguri to the beautiful hill section of Darjeeling is considered an engineering feat and passes through very picturesque country.

The railway line is laid more or less on the same alignment as the Hill Cart road, which criss-crosses the line at several locations. Out of a total of 87.48 km, 64 km are on the same road bench. The actual climb starts from Sukna encountering steep gradients and curves all the way long. There are some peculiar features to be marked during the journey. The train passes through dense forest from Sukna and it chugs along the hill slopes and at places where a clear path is not available. The climb is through reverse and loops. There are 5 such reverses, 3 loops, the most famous being the Batasia Loop between Ghum and Darjeeling. Apart from this, the section has 5 major, 498 minor bridges and 177 unmanned level crossings. There are 14 stations including New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling with an average inter distance of 6 to 7 km. except between Siliguri and Sukna where the distance is over 10 km. Ghum station is the second highest railway station in the world to be reached by steam locomotive.

Rajdhani Express Train: India's superfast, fully

air-conditioned train gives you the unique opportunity of experiencing Indian Railways at its best. Indian & continental cuisine, soft music and train's rhythmic movements provide a comfortable journey. These trains link New Delhi with other state capitals.
 

  • Day 1 - Delhi
    Arrival and transfer from airport to your hotel.
     

  • Day 2 - Delhi
    Old and New Delhi sightseeing including a visit to the National Rail Museum (closed on Mondays).
     

  • Day 3 - Delhi/New Jalpaiguri
    In the afternoon depart by Rajdhani Express Train (20 hrs).
     

  • Day 4 - New Jalpaiguri / Siliguri
    Upon arrival in the morning transfer to hotel in Siliguri. Afternoon visit the New Jalpaiguri loco shed. Watch the engine drivers preparing the engines, some of which were originally built in Glasgow.
     

  • Day 5 - Siliguri / Kurseong / Darjeeling
    Morning proceed by the Toy Train to Darjeeling. Your car will run parallel to the train, giving you ample opportunity to take photographs by changing the ride between car and train.
     

  • Day 6 - Darjeeling
    Early morning proceed to Tiger Hill to see the breath-taking view of Kanchenjunga range of Himalayas at the time of Sunrise. On the way back, take the toy train (40 min) being pulled by a steam engine. Rest of the day at leisure.
     

  • Day 7 - Darjeeling
    Day to explore Darjeeling's colonial heritage and the Tea gardens.
     

  • Day 8 - Darjeeling
    Day at leisure.
     

  • Day 9 - Darjeeling / Gangtok
    Drive through stunning scenery to Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. Check into your hotel.
     

  • Day 10 - Gangtok
    Morning visit Tashi view Point. Afternoon visit Enchey monastery with its collection of exquisite images and religious objects.
     

  • Day 11 - Gangtok
    Morning excursion to Rumtek Monastery, Tibetology & Do Drul Chorten. Afternoon free.
     

  • Day 12 - Gangtok / Siliguri
    Drive to Siliguri. Afternoon free.
     

  • Day 13 - Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri
    By noon check out and transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway station. Depart by Rajdthani Express Train.
     

  • Day 14 - Delhi
    Late morning arrive Delhi. Transfer to your hotel.
     

  • Day 15 - Depart Delhi
    Transfer to Airport for your onward flight.
     

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