Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - Toy Train or Joy Train


The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway famously known as the "Toy Train" or "Joy Train", is a 2 ft narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling India. This 78 kms railway was built between 1879 and 1881. Its elevation level varies from about 100 metres at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres at Darjeeling making it the highest railway station in India. The headquarters of the railway is in the town of Kurseong. Four modern diesel locomotives handle most of the scheduled services; however the daily Kurseong-Darjeeling return service and the daily tourist trains from Darjeeling to Ghum are handled by the vintage British-built B Class steam locomotives. The railway, along with the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and the Kalka-Shimla Railway, is listed as the Mountain Railways of India World Heritage Site. The headquarters of the railway is in the town of Kurseong.



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Getting There

Airpot : Bagdogra (52 kms from Mirik) is the major airport of the region. Regular flights connects Bagdogra to major airports in the country.
Rail Station : NJP (New Jalpaiguri) 57 kms from Mirik is the major Rail Station.
Road : Siliguri 47 km from Mirik is the main junction and the largest town nearby the state.
Darjeeling to Mirik : 59 kms
Kalimpong to Mirik : 99 kms


Permit and Entry Rules


Indian & Foreigners: Indian & Foreigners tourists visiting Toy Train or Joy Train do not require any permit to enter the state.

Best time to Visit Mirik

Best time to visit Mirik is during the months of March, April, May, June, October, Nov. Most of the roads remains closed during the month of July, August due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Also some of the tourists don't prefer to visit Mirik in the months of December, January and Febrary due to cold climates.


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