The Darjeeling Himalayan Railwayalso known as the DHR or Toy Train. The settlement at Darjeeling really began in 1828 with British interest. By 1835, it was separated from Sikkim for establishing a Sanatorium for the invalid servants of the East India Company. It then consisted of a monastery on observatory hill clustered with about 20 huts and a population of about 100 people. Planning began in 1839, to lay out the Darjeeling Town and construct a hill road connecting Siliguri, Pankhabari, Kurseong and Darjeeling. At the same time, evolution of hotels began, the first being The Darjeeling Family Hotel’s, followed by other hotels. By 1840, Darjeeling Town had about 30 buildings and a few respectable houses. Mother Teresa was involved in the first convent school, established in 1846. Tea bushes were brought in by the British from China and Tea plantations began spreading rapidly from 1857.
- The most famous of the hill trains, links the town of New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.
- The breath taking landscape of Darjeeling (2127 m above the sea level) must be seen to be believed - the Himalayas in all their glory, orchids swaying in the gentle breeze, lush green tea estates...
- The toy train runs on the world’s narrowest (2ft) of the regular narrow gauge lines.
- Conferred with the status of World Heritage Site, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) is really a tourist’s delight
- DHR also offers special Joy Rides between Darjeeling and Ghum, extra pair of train to / from New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling and Jungle (Heritage) Safai during the tourist season.
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