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Darjeeling Toy Train
Train Journey has always been a stirring and fun filled pleasure. And when it comes with the Darjeeling Toy Train that is narrow judged and which travels from a mere elevation of 100 m from Siliguri to an altitude of 2,200 m in Darjeeling doubling the excitement of the travellers. The Toy Train is a glory of the Indian railway as it has been acclaimed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.
The 83 Km exciting journey between Siliguri and Darjeeling is can be covered by the Toy Train in only 8 hours. The extraordinary feature of the train is that they are still dragged by steam locomotives, although a diesel engine has been included in recent times for mail delivery. The toy train envelops the regions of Darjeeling including Sukna, Rangtong, Tindharia, Gayabari, Mahanadi, Kurseong, Tung, Dilaram, Sonada, Rangbul, Siliguri Town, Siliguri Junction, Jor Bungalow, Ghum, Batasia Loop and Jalpaiguri. One can halt at Ghum and visit Ghoom Museum and Sukna for Sukna photo gallery. Tourists can also have a glimpse of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, the World Famous Z-Reverses between Sukna and Tindharia. The train runs covering the view of tea gardens, tea factories and forests etc.
The train slow speed helping travellers in viewing the blue and woody mountain flawlessly. Panoramic view of the entire region from the train is like the hidden dream come true. The green vegetation with the snow covered mountain fill the tourist with more vigor. The climate gets much colder as the train climbs up the mountains whilst the travellers feel warmer when the trains run on the plane.
So, to experience the warmth with cold in further station in only 8 hours one should always plan a tour to this destination before experiencing and must take a ride on this Toy Train. I am sure you will never forget the wonderful experience which you will get sitting into the train during this journey.