Suggested Route: Darjeeling to Ghum and back
Distance: 14 km (approx.)
Travel Time: 2 hours (approx.)
Wes Anderson’s whimsical Darjeeling Limited may not exist in real life, but the iconic toy train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway can still make your dream train journey in the Himalayan foothills happen.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 19th century train zigzags, loops, and chugs through hills and lower plains at a snail-like pace, giving you ample time to appreciate the scenes right outside your window — from school children playing near the tracks to the breathtaking landscapes of the mountains.