Batasia Loop, Darjeeling

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Watch a large toy train pass through Batasia Loop, a spiral track meant to lower the gradient of ascent. This track uses tunnels to spiral over itself before eventually cresting a hilltop decorated with a garden. Explore the hilltop, which offers one of the best views of the town and the Himalayas. Follow the track on foot and complete the loop yourself, or just stick to the gardens and enjoy the views from one of the benches. Also, look for the war memorial in the center of the loop, built in 1995 to commemorate Gorkha soldiers who died in past wars. Put Batasia Loop into our Darjeeling travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 18, 2017
    ..An engineering marvel at Batasia.The toy train makes a loop here and you can watch the train making the loop from the beautifully maintained garden.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    After the Tiger Hill visit one can go to the Batasia Loop. This loop is the train crossing which looks beautiful when train moves here. A tower has been installed in the garden in memory of the war He...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Rail loops are beautiful well maintained by garden of different kind of flowers and plants surrounded by hills  more »
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  • April 9, 2017
    One more opportunity to salute our army for their great deed. A good place to hang around with family. It has well maintained vegetation. Being around the periodically visiting toy trains is a different experience. On clear days it offers amazing views all around. About 1 to 1.5 hours can be passed.
  • July 9, 2017
    It is a very interesting place in Darjeeling. The toy train gets one step upper path abuot 30 feet higher making this loop. It is a circular park area. where the toy train travels through a circular path. The local people sales their goods on the railway track. On the middle there is a monument. The park is very well maintained by flowers and other gardenings .
  • June 1, 2017
    This place included in Tiger Hill 200 Rs package. he Batasia Loop is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. At this point, the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop. It was commissioned in 1919. There is a memorial of Gorkha soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives after the Indian Independence in 1947.I believe this is one f the first railway in hill station over the world
  • June 28, 2017
    This is a beautiful place and on a sunny day you will be able to get majestic views of Kanchendzonga and its adjacent peaks. The railway track of Darjeeling Himalayan passes through this place and it takes the form of a loop over here. Hence, the name Batasia Loop. The sight of a steam engine with the snow clad Himalayan Peaks at its backdrop makes this place a major attraction for the tourists visiting Darjeeling.
  • May 10, 2017
    When you go touring, make sure you take some time to sink yourself relaxing specially in the hills.. you can see for yourself entire Darjeeling with binoculars @ Rs. 50/head.. worth a watch.... you also get to travel on the heritage toy trains that travels through this point...

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