From Bagdogra to Darjeeling: A Riveting Journey

Author: TourGenie
Date: 2020-02-05

Share using:

Your adventure begins the minute you step outside the airport and into your booked car. 

From the plains of Siliguri to the rolling hills of Darjeeling, you will experience a pleasant change in weather and scenery.

The change in terrain shifts dramatically within ½ hour into the drive. During the upward ascent, you can capture spectacular views of the hills and small hillside towns. There are many restaurants located conveniently near the road, which beckon travellers to halt for a quick lunch or light refreshments; needless to say, they all provide stunning views!

Somewhere along the way, you will notice railway tracks. These run parallel to the road for long stretches till you reach Darjeeling town. If you are a first-timer to Darjeeling, then consider this as your introduction to Darjeeling’s most important feature: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or Toy Train. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as DHR or Toy Train, is a 2 ft gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The train crosses 14 stations. Towards the end of the route, the train passes through Ghoom, considered India’s highest station. You will pass this station on your way too. A train is usually stationed here ready to depart. You can halt here for a while, explore the stationery toy train, take a photograph or two, and proceed to your hotel.

Darjeeling by Toy Train

A ride on the steam train is an experience not to be missed. Once in Darjeeling, you can opt for a joy ride that entails a round trip from Darjeeling to Ghum. The train halts at Batasia Loop for 10 minutes and then at Ghum for 30 minutes, to let you leisurely visit the DHR Railway Museum. TourGenie can book these tickets for you in advance. 

There are many tourist places to visit in Darjeeling. Book a Darjeeling tour package with TourGenie for an unforgettable trip to the Queen of Hills. 


Book a ride from Siliguri to Darjeeling





No Comments

Trending Blogs

General Read More
Food of Sikkim
Leisure Read More
Know the best places to visit in North east India: Meghalaya and more
Adventure Rush Read More
Trekking in the lost kingdom of Mustang

Latest Blogs

General Read More
Sustainable Travel in 2022: What our planet needs right now!
Adventure Rush Read More
10 best things about visiting Sikkim for a holiday
General Read More
What you missed at Cherry Blossom Festival 2021
Adventure Rush Read More
Trek in the rainforest of Nongriat village in rain-kissed Meghalaya
A call to all travel junkies
Share your amazing travel stories
&
inspire someone today!
Become a TOURGENIE contributor
Write for our blog
Want to explore more Activities?
Explore Activities
Dawki Adventure Camp-Meghalaya
Dawki Adventure Camp-Meghalaya
4 Days 3 Nights
Explore Activities
Trek Through Rural Mizoram
Trek Through Rural Mizoram
4 Days 3 Nights
Explore Activities
Tiger Hill Mountain Biking
Tiger Hill Mountain Biking
1 Days 0 Nights
PARTNERS
ADDRESS:
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

    • booking@tourgenie.com
    • support@tourgenie.com