To start with i headed directly to Darjeeling railways station located at Hill cart road to catch most awaited fun filled, exciting and renowned Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or Toy Train (a joy train instead) which is an UNESCO world heritage
The second day was to explore the city in one of the most historic way. We were quite excited and thrilled to hop on our ride and take a stroll of this hill station in style. For the kind information of the readers, it is strictly advised to book your Toy Train rides beforehand. As it gets extremely crowded and you might not get tickets on spot. The ride is very popular among the tourists that makes it difficult to avail tickets at times. There are options for diesel and coal engine as well as pricey and cheaper rides. We did our bookings online through IRCTC beforehand to avoid any trouble. The ride operates at different time slots. The details are available on the website.We wanted to enjoy the stay and not rush our trip. Therefore, we kept the days hustle free and opted for the ride at 12:20 pm. to 2:30 pm. It was a two hour ride from Darjeeling station to Ghoom and then Ghoom to Darjeeling station.
Its once in a life experience
Actually a toy train as it has the narrowest gauge. The panoramic view of the forest hills and the valley from the train are awe-inspiring. It covers the distance of 88km from Siliguri to Darjeeling.