Saturday, November 23, 2013

A trip to Dareeling - A ride on the toy train

Darjeeling has a narrow-gauge train line running to New Jalpaiguri and known as the “The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway”.

This railway was built between 1879 and 1881 and led to the expansion of Darjeeling as a town.

The trip we went on this day was to Ghum and took us about 40 minutes and involved two stop: one to refresh the water supply on the steam train and the other to take in the view at Batasia Loop.

The train line runs on the road, very close to houses and shops. You could almost grab items from the shop fronts.

The station of Darjeeling

Toy seats on the toy train

The view from Batasia Loop

The station at Ghum

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