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Try avoiding the winter months from December to February, as the weather may not be conducive.
The toy train functions all through the week from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm. However, do check with one of the tree agencies that sell tickets.
The Batasia Loop makes for a great view of Everest and Kanchenjunga. Carry your camera to capture some great pictures.
The base or starting fare for a seat on the toy train is around INR 360.00 and the amount goes up.
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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or more dearly known as the ‘Toy Train.’ With its narrow gauge trains of two feet, things do not get more exciting than when one is on a ride on the toy train. The length that the train covers is about 80 kilometers. The starting point is New Jalpaiguri in the district of West Bengal and the train goes past Siliguri, then Kurseong and Ghum while chugging along many loops and reverses. After having been out of service for quite some time, the toy train is now back in action and promises one a ride of a lifetime.
4. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway:Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), affectionately known as the toy train, was started in 1881, in order to make the transport of rice and other commodities easier and more cost-efficient. Now, it has become a focal point of Darjeeling's tourism industry, and is still one of the most outstanding examples of engineering in a challenging terrain. The track on which the train runs is only 600 mm wide!Chugging up to the small hamlet of Ghum, the train covers a vast distance at an unhurried pace, allowing you to really soak in the beauty of the state. Lean out of the window and let the fresh mountain air drive away your fatigue, as you take in the resplendent view of vibrant valleys, with tall mountains rising dramatically behind them.
Abhinaw Chauhan
This 83 km. long section connecting Darjeeling with the rail head at Siliguri is of great importance and has been bestowed World Heritage Site status. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the first, and still the most outstanding example of a hill passenger Railway. Darjeeling Mountain Railway has Ghum railway station, India’s highest railway station at an altitude of 2,257 meters. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most fascinating and captivating train journey. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the places no one affords to miss in their life time. Toy Train from the Siliguri, in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, to the hill station of Darjeeling offers views of Himalayan peaks as high as 7,400 feet. You’ll traverse through dense jungle, verdant valleys, tea gardens, and forests of maple, chestnut, pear, cherry, and cardamom trees on this two-foot wide, narrow-gauge line.
Ginny Bansal