Aboard the Toy Train from Siliguri to Darjeeling just below Ghoom and 5 kms from Darjeeling is the Batasia Loop,an engineering marvel and feat.
Almost imperceptibly , the railway line negotiates a circle and descends 1,000 ft in altitude. The train's figure 8s and Z maneuvers are as picturesque as the flowers, streams and water - falls. At Batasia - windy place - one gets a grand view of the town of Darjeeling perched on the slopes of hills and Mt. Kanchenjunga in the background.
The War Memorial constructed in the memory of brave sons of Darjeeling who died in different actions since 1947 , is worth a visit. A glorious view of snowy peak and town can be seen from this place.
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rjb874 (597) 2007-01-02 3:33
A wonderful rural rail scene from India. Well done!
dhurjati (2709) 2007-01-02 4:03
Love to see DHR through your lense.It would have been great if the himalayan peaks can b seen in the b/g.But I would prefer to catch the train from the side-on view for the sake of including the track in the front more---it seems to be cut abruptly.Nevertheless the colour looks pretty impressive and so is the loco.Good shot.
- Copyright: SOMRAJ GUPTA (somraj) (95)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-18
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C770 UZ
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-02 3:18