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Known by most as Ghum, this place stand 7407 feet above sea level and at a distance of 6 kilometres away from the town of Darjeeling. This place happens to be the highest point where the toy train can reach. When here, the Batasia Loop should be the place to visit with its landscaped gardens and awesome views of the snow-capped Everest and the Kanchenjunga. From Ghoom, one can reach many other locations including Siliguri. The place is a quaint little town that offers one a peaceful and healthy stay. Around three kilometers away is the Senchal Lake that should be a priority to visit when one is in Ghum.
Santosh Kulkarni
The joy ride does stop at Batasia loop and Ghoom railway station. By this time, it had started raining and it was awesome travelling in the train.
Kabira Speaking
घूम के बारे लोग इसलिए भी जानते हैं क्योंकि 7407 फ़ीट पर स्तिथ यह भारत का सबसे ऊँचा रेलवे स्टेशन है। विश्व प्रसिद्ध 'द दार्जीलिंग हिमालयन रेलवे' की स्थापना 1879 में रखी गई जब इस पहाड़ी इलाके में पहली बार ट्रैन की पटरियां बिछी। यह रेलगाड़ी 1881 तक घूम स्टेशन पहुँच गयी थी। अगर आप आज भी सिलीगुड़ी या दार्जीलिंग से घूम की यह ट्रेन लेंगे तो आपको वर्षों पुराना असाधारण तकनीकी कौशल का नमूना देखने को मिल सकता है।दार्जिलिंग से 7 कि.मी. दूर इस छोटे से शहर घूम में सोचा जाए तो दार्जिलिंग और इस पूरे इलाके का इतिहास बसा है। भारत के इतिहास में दार्जिलिंग ने अहम पन्ने लिखे हैं। यहाँ आने वाले लोगों को बस भारत के इतिहास के बारे में ही नहीं, पर प्रकृति की असीम सुंदरता के बारे में भी बताता है घूम। दार्जिलिंग से घूम जाने वाली रोड को वर्षों पहले हिल कार्ट रोड का नाम दिया गया था। इस रोड से आज भी दार्जिलिंग, घूम और सिलीगुड़ी जुड़े हुए हैं और आज भी यह छोटी से रेल लाइन स्थानीय लोगों के संपर्क के लिए उतनी ही ज़रूरी है जितनी वर्षों पहले थी।
shubham saxena
At 5:00 PM we reach Ghoom, a small town neighbouring Darjeeling, which is just 6 km away. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, an amazing century-old two feet narrow gauge railway runs through this town. This world-famous steam locomotive, the first of its kind, was introduced in 1881 under the British colonial rule to cut down the enormous time it took to transport passengers from Siliguri to Darjeeling by bullock cart and horse carriages. Fondly called the "Toy Train", it was declared as World Heritage by UNESCOin 1999, the second railway in the world to receive such status. Amazing zigzags and loops on the way help this engineering marvel to overcome steep gradients and curves of the mountains making it a unique ride. It takes about 7 hours to complete the journey passing through picturesque mountain landscapes and villages. In 2010, due to landslides, a section of the track on this route was damaged and since then there is no toy train from Siliguri to Darjeeling. But there are toy trains operating between another town, Kurseong and Darjeeling. At 7407 feet, Ghoom is the highest altitude station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) track. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Museum is located at the station premises. There are daily toy train joy rides available from Darjeeling Railway Station to Ghoom and back. At a place called Batasia Loop, the train makes a 360 degree turn (to lower the gradient of its ascent) around a beautiful garden with a War Memorial. Riding the Toy Train has been a joyous experience to tourists for more than a century. During peak season, tickets have to be booked well in advance for this heritage ride that once provided the first mountain transportation link in the country. The railway track often runs side by side the main road (The National Highway 55 or the Hill Cart Road), intersecting it many times. While we are talking about the train, it chugs by just in time for me to take a photo and a two-second video clip.
Mit Roy
Then I had to take another shared cab which cost rs 30 and it reach me to my destination within 30 minutes. Finally I arrived to Lepchajagat.
Sreshti Verma
Ghum railway station is largely popular for being home to the highest railway station in India (7,407 ft). The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage Site, first had its tracks laid in 1879 and reached Ghum by 1881. A ride from either Siliguri or Darjeeling to Ghum, will give you the opportunity to witness an architectural marvel that has stood the test of time.Situated just 7km from the main city, the town of Ghum is where the spiritual, historical and natural history of Darjeeling come together for a picturesque coalition. The famous Hill Cart Road that goes all the way from the main Darjeeling to Ghum, is an ancient route that ends at Siliguri, also makes Ghum essential to Darjeeling's connectivity with other parts of the state.