NITN | @notintownlive | 14 Sep 2021, 09:50 am
This steam hauled toy train service was started from Aug 30 this year to fulfil the demands of tourists and to also promote the local tourism sector.
The 'Steam Jungle Tea Safari' toy train service has been planned to run on a regular basis depending on demand.
It is provided with the facilities of a Vistadome coach and hauled by a heritage steam engine. The toy train travels through the scenic beauty of the tea gardens apart from breathtaking views of lower Himalayan hills.
Tourists can enjoy the on train services while making celebrations by riding through the unique “Steam Jungle Tea Safari”. There are provisions for 14 passengers in the Vistadome coach. However additional coaches can also be attached depending on demands.
The train (No. 52556) provides up - down evening services leaving from Siliguri junction at 14-45 hours to reach Rongtong at 16-20 hours.
On the return journey, the train departs from Rongtong at 16-40 hours to reach Siliguri junction at 18-05 hours. The train has a stoppage at Sukna station during both journeys. Interested tourists can also make a visit to the museum at Sukna station.
During this three-hour journey, tourists can enjoy the flavour of the world famous Darjeeling tea.
Since the introduction of this Toy Train, N. F. Railway is getting good response from tourists. This unique “Steam Jungle Tea Safari” is an ideal way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and get-togethers on a UNESCO World Heritage site. N. F. Railway is hopeful to attract more and more tourists and promote the tourism industry in the region in coming days.
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