The Darjeeling ropeway is just 3 km away from the town of Darjeeling. The Darjeeling ropeway is also known as Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car. It offers a spectacular view of the valley below that is bedded with lush green tea gardens and dense forest and cut by several small gushing streams. The Darjeeling Ropeway is one of the must-visit tourist spots in Darjeeling. The Darjeeling Ropeway consists of sixteen cars and plies between “North Point” in Darjeeling and Singla, on the banks of the Ramman river.
How to Reach the Ropeway
The best way to reach Darjeeling Ropeway is by road as it is easily assessable from Darjeeling town. The Darjeeling Ropeway is located at Singmari, which is almost 3 km away from Chowk Bazar of Darjeeling. You can hire a personal cab or can take a taxi to reach the spot, which is almost a 15 min-drive; the spot is very close to St. Joseph’s College at North Factor on Lebong Cart Roadway. You need to walk through a narrow and steep stairway to reach the Cable Car station in Singmari.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the ropeway is between November to July, and the distance covered during the ride is almost 5 km (2.5 km each, one way), which means the round trip takes about 40 min without a break in between. The boarding point is Singmari, and the destination point is Tukvar, which means the cable car ride starts from Singmari to Tukvar to Singmari.
The ticket counter is located at the boarding point Singmari; online tickets are not available. In Tukvar point, you can get down and enjoy hot local Darjeeling tea or walk in a tea garden for a while as you will have 10 minutes to scroll around the Tukvar. During monsoon and winter season, monsoons from June to September winters from December to February, the ropeway is opened from morning 10 am to 4 pm in the evening; these seasons are also considered as off-season or low season. But during the peak season, summer and autumn, the ropeway is opened from morning 10 am to 2 pm in the afternoon. Summer in the hills is considered between March to July and autumn is considered between October to November.
The entry ticket for adults is INR 200.00 per person, for kids below 8 years it is INR 100.00 per person, and for the infants below 3 years it is free.