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Ghoom Festival To Begin Soon! Enjoy Famous Heritage Toy Trains With A Twist! Deets Inside

Are you a train enthusiast? here is a chance to chug through the heritage tracks of the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Rail this November.

Published: November 10, 2022 2:20 PM IST

By Travel Staff | Edited by Jigyasa Sahay

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Ghoom Festival 2022: Festival become an important thread in the local social fabric. These colourful thread  are entwined with local colours, cuisine and what not. Similarly, the Ghoom festival will be a  three-week long Ghoom festival showcasing local art, culture and cuisine along with joyrides of the heritage toy train will be held at the picturesque town near Darjeeling by DHR of the Northeast Frontier Railway, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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The festival shall commence on November 12 and is going to have twist in its tale. According to a ToI report, this season the Ghoom Festival will have night rides available for people to enjoy. This comes after almost a span of 141 years that such night rides will be initiated by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR).

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  • These evening joyride service of the heritage toy train on weekends during the festival to be held from November 12 to December 5, NFR Katihar Divisional Railway Manager S K Choudhury said.
  • The festival at Ghoom station by DHR will have cultural programmes and performances by local and outside artists and visitors will also be able to buy products and savour the hills’ cuisine from stalls there.
  • DHR, which runs 12 joyrides on the Darjeeling-Ghoom-Darjeeling route daily during daytime, will introduce an evening service after sundown which will run on weekends during the three week-long festival.
  • The evening joyride is aimed at the tourists who will be going to Darjeeling for the Ghoom festival.
  • Though every day of the festival will be packed with various programmes, the weekends will feature special shows as footfall of tourists go up then.
  • The DRM said that there will also be talent hunt programmes for local singers and dancers during the festival.

Ghoom, the sleepy hill station, as is signified by its name, is situated around nine km before Darjeeling town when one travels from Siliguri in the plains and is situated at an elevation of 7,300 feet, which is around 600 metres above the queen of hills.

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