Darjeeling Toy Train is a work of pure engineering genius that can conquer even the steepest mountains with its miniature size.
The train has been around since the late 1800s, and it’s still the most sought-after ride in Darjeeling. And you know what? It’s no surprise that this train is called the “Toy Train” because of its cute and adorable size. But don’t let its size fool you, because it’s packed with tons of history, breathtaking views, and heartwarming experiences.
The ride will take you on a two-hour round trip that covers a distance of 14 kilometers from Darjeeling to Ghum and back. Ghum, the highest station on the track, will give you a panoramic view of Darjeeling and the snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga. Don’t forget to stop at Batasia Loop, where you can enjoy the stunning gardens and see the War Memorial in honour of the Gorkha soldiers.
And if you’re a nature lover, then hop on the Toy Train Jungle Safari that will take you through the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. This three-hour trip is not just about the wildlife, but also the breathtaking views of the valley from Tindharia. But make sure to book your tickets in advance because this train is very popular!