Darjeeling Toy Train Services Temporarily Suspended Until August 31

Discover the most recent information on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's temporary suspension of services till August 31, as well as the updates on monsoon-related measures. Discover the ticket pricing, routes, and must-see destinations on this scenic excursion.

In response to the ongoing monsoon rains, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has announced the suspension of the toy train services along the scenic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) section until August 31. This decision affects both the three steam joy rides and the one diesel joy ride, as confirmed by NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Sabyasachi De.

The DHR, a UNESCO world heritage site nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, is a popular tourist destination and renowned for offering one of the finest toy train experiences in India.

Discovering Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR)

Designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is renowned for its enchanting journey that takes passengers through the captivating hills of the Himalayas aboard narrow-gauge toy trains.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) and Its Operations

The Northeast Frontier Railway is one of India’s 17 railway zones, operating in the northeastern states and across seven districts of West Bengal and five districts of north Bihar.


Darjeeling Toy Train Route and Attractions

The toy train operates along the route between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, passing through scenic areas like Siliguri and Kurseong. The journey is highlighted by hilly loops and traverses five major bridges and around 500 smaller ones. Tourists have the option to choose from three different routes.

Timings and Ticket Information

The Darjeeling Toy Train offers multiple trips based on the season and tourist demand. During the peak season, 20 train rides are conducted, with 18 of them running along the Darjeeling-to-Ghum route, operating from 7:40 AM to 4:30 PM.

The ticket prices for the toy train rides are as follows:

  • Diesel Engine Rides: INR 805 per head
  • Steam Engine Rides: INR 1405 per head

Travel enthusiasts and tourists eagerly await the resumption of the toy train services after August 31 to experience the unforgettable charm of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, an iconic gem amidst the Himalayan landscape.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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