Take Toy Train Ride Through Himalayas In Darjeeling Ghum Festival; Explore Scenic Trails & Enjoy Local Food

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar 1022

Have you been on the nostalgic Darjeeling toy train ride? If not, this is your chance to enjoy a joy ride in the Himalayas. The Ghum Festival in Darjeeling is named after the Ghum Railway Station, the highest railway station in India perched at 7,407 feet is about 10km by road from Darjeeling. The festival will be held from November 13 to December 5, this year and it is going to be everything dreamy!

Take Joy Rides In Himalayas & Stay In Gorgeous Homestays

You can experience the culture, adventure and, tourism, at the festival. You will not only get enjoy the regular toy train rides but also learn about the DHR at the museum located inside Ghum station. What’s more, you can stay in gorgeous homestays and partake in a nature walk and adventure activities. You can also enjoy trips to the Singalila National Park and indulge in mountain biking and runs.

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Indulge In Nature Walks During The Ghum Festival

Sure Darjeeling is home to some lush tea gardens, but you must also explore the tribal culture, forest villages, and the culinary inheritance to get the true essence of the hill station. The festival will also organise walks in the town and its neighbourhood that you will love – Summer Capital Walk, Forest Village Walk, Gastronomy Walk, Newari Cooking Experience, Tea Experiences, Himalayan Ecological Tours, and more.

You can get a taste of the art, dance, and music, cuisine, handloom and handicrafts of the local people during the festival. The festival will conclude on December 5 with a grand event at the Chowrasta in the heart of Darjeeling.

Also read: Indian Railways Launches Jungle Tea Toy Train On Darjeeling Himalayan Route

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