Batasia Loop

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Time Required: 1-2 hrs

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5:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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INR 15
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Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Overview

Perhaps one of the most picturesque train routes in all of Darjeeling, the Batasia Loop is a lush green toy train pathway that is meant to minimise the elevation of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The unique design of this magnificent attraction allows the track to wrap around itself through a hilltop tunnel. One of the most enchanting aspects of the Batasia Loop is its unmatched natural beauty which is a wonderful sight to behold. Located on Hill Cart Road (NH 55), you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Darjeeling in all its verdant glory. 

Situated in Ghoom which is about 5 kilometres from Darjeeling, the motive behind creating the magnificent pathway of the Batasia Loop was rooted in easing navigation around the terrain of Darjeeling. It rises from the midst of emerald carpets of mountain vegetation and overlooks the snowy peaks of Kanchenjungha on one side as well. Endearing flowers line the way, which makes a trip through Batasia Loop a must after you have witnessed the fascinating sunrise of Tiger Hill. The view of the train tearing past the white of the clouds and deeper into the green beauty of the terrain is a refreshing and enchanting expedition which should not be missed.

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Eco Garden: This garden in Batasia features organic farming and plantations. There are many rare and unheard of species like Rhododendrons, silver firs and Gingko Biloba that call the gardens their home.

War Memorial: There is a war memorial located close to Batasia Loop to honour the sacrifice of Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling, with a cenotaph and a statue of a Gorkha soldier. The War Memorial was sanctioned on 22nd March 1995 and is an important checkpoint of the Batasia Loop. Rising from the bosom of the mountains, you can also view the Kanchenjunga in all its glory from here.

Photography:  Batasia Loop is a popular tourist destination with a host of activities for visitors such as telescopic viewing of the nearby mountains, and photography in traditional attire among others.

Located at a distance of 5 kilometres from Darjeeling, you can reach Batasia Loop by taking a taxi or cab from Darjeeling to Ghoom, which takes about 20 minutes.

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