Our next stop was Batasia Loop. To reach here one has two options either one can take a cab else a toy train ride. We chose the former option as Toy Train ride was expensive for us (1000/- per person for diesel train and 1600/- per person for steam train) if you wish to choose the Toy Train option then one can book its ticket on IRCTC in advance by searching Darjeeling to Darjeeling.
Batasia Loop known for its unique uphill train track, plus gardens & a monument to Indian soldiers.
After enjoying the Tiger Hill and Batasia Loop it was around 7 a.m.. The morning walk to reach the Tiger Hill and stroll in the Batasia loop will surely make one hungry. Good news, one will not have to worry as just outside of Batasia Loop there are vendors selling different types of most delicious pakoras and chai which will not only fulfill your hunger but will satisfy your taste buds on another level.
We went back to hotel took rest for some time and then we went out to look for taxi for Gangtok, after negotiating with number of drivers on the taxi stand finally we booked the cab for 2300/-. We checked out from hotel at 11 a.m. and journey for next destination started.