Photographer's Note

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most well known hill railways in the world...and a delight it is!! The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) was built in 1881 and is over a hundred years old today. It connects the plains of West Bengal at New Jalpaiguri with the popular hill station of Darjeeling (6812 ft), a distance of about 50 miles. On the way it passes the most breathtaking scenery and climbs to a height of 7400 feet at Ghum (the highest station on IR & the 2nd highest station in the world), where on a clear day views of Mt. Kanchenchunga can be had.
The DHR secured "World Heritage Status" in 1999.

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Additional Photos by Dhurjati Chatterjee (dhurjati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 453] (2709)
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