Today we climb by Toy Trains of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) run along narrow gauge track passing through some of the most scenic mountain routes in the world. It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1999. The Journey start at 08.35 hrsfrom New Jalpaiguri and passes through SILIGURI JN – SUKNA – RANGTONG – TINDHARIA – GAYABARI – MAHANADI – KURSEONG – TUNG – SONADA – GHUM –Reach Darjeeling at 15.35 hrs. The journey offers breathtaking views of the mountains, valleys, forests, tea gardens and local villages on the way. As we climb higher, there is a noticeable change not only in the climate, but also the culture as colorful Buddhist prayer flags hang across the streets like bunting; Pastel-painted houses are stacked almost on top of each other as we approach the town.
Ghoom is the highest point on the route at an altitude of 7,404 ft. This is the highest railway station in Asia and second highest in the world. As the train has to ascend to such a height in about 80kms distance, there are sharp gradients, bends & curves on the way. The sharpest curve has a radius of 69 feet.Your home for 03 nights.[B,D]