The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has introduced a regular Jungle Tea Toy Train from Siliguri to Rongtong.
This would be the railway’s second attempt to attract tourists and boost tourism. This toy train starts its journey from Siliguri junction to Rongtong Hill Junction on a regular basis, one of the amazing features is that this train comes with vista dome dining facilities and travels in a heritage steam engine.
During this journey, tourists can have picturesque views of the hills of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary.
As per the reports, the direct Darjeeling Himalayan Railways will be closed until further notice due to the covid pandemic. Additionally, the railway authorities are planning to open a DHR photo gallery at Sukna Station. Tourists can also savour complimentary Darjeeling tea at Rongtong station.
The journey between Siliguri Junction to Rongtong Hill Station will be approximately 3 hours, this would be an amazing experience for the tourists as the views from here are breathtaking.
Referring to this, ADRM, Katihar division of Northeast Frontier Railway Mr Sanjay Chilwarwar said, the NFR has already started regular operation of trains whereas the toy train safari comes with necessary amenities to facilitate the guests. He further mentioned that due to tourism being one of the major sources of income here, they have decided to operate maximum toy trains in this region and promote the tourism industry.