Darjeeling Himalayan Railways

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee inscribed DHR as a World Heritage Site on 5th December 1999 stating the following reasons:

An outstanding example of the influence of an innovative transportation system "The DHR is the first, and still the most outstanding, example of a hill passenger railway. Opened in 1881, it applied bold and ingenious engineering solutions to the problem of establishing an effective rail link across a mountainous terrain of great beauty. It is still fully operational and retains most of its original features intact

Tourist Destination with Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Through the Roof of the World
One of the most amazing engineering feats of the world, even more amazing about the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is that it is fully operational even a century after it was built "It is the most enjoyable day I have spent on earth." - Mark Twain, after a trip on DHR in 1896

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) connects the plains of West Bengal at New Jalpaiguri with the hill station of Darjeeling. On the way, it passes the most breathtaking scenery and climbs to a height of 7400 feet at Ghum (the highest station in India and the second highest in the world), from where glimpses of the magnificent Mt. Kanchenjunga are visible on clear days.


Fine views are afforded of the valley below, the Bhutan Range to the east, and the adjacent hills and valleys. its like an experience of a lifetime.

Passenger Capacity
  • First Class(FC) - 15 Seater
  • Second Class(SC) - 30 Seater
  • Dining Car(DC) - 12 Seater

Special Railways Rates (Train Only)

Package Tariff:

Type of Charter Compositions Trip Tariff
Steam 2 FC + 1 SLR Single INR 22,206/-
Steam 2 FC + 1 SLR Round INR 44,412/-
Diesel 2 FC + 1 S + 1 SLR Single INR 22,206/-
Diesel 2 FC + 1 S + 1 SLR Round INR 44,412/-