Ranked 4 among Places to Visit in Darjeeling
Time Required: 1 - 2 hrs
Darjeeling is renowned across the world as one of the most picturesque hill stations, where one can witness a myriad of exquisite landscapes, from the glorious snow-capped mountains to the charming valley replete with verdant tea estates. For this reason, the Darjeeling Ropeway finds itself as a prime attraction of Darjeeling, giving its passengers an array of divine panoramic views as they travel across the magical valley.
Established in 1968, the Darjeeling Ropeway is India's first cable car system, set up to cater to the tea gardens in the valleys which did not have easy access. Today, it serves as a coveted tourist hotspot, attracting scores of tourists all year round to experience the beauty of Darjeeling's scenery in the best way possible. With 16 cable cars, each car accommodates 6 people as it travels from the North Point in Singamari to the Singla Bazaar, situated by the banks of the enchanting Ramman river, transporting passengers at an altitude of 7000 feet. The view of the numerous tea estates of Darjeeling, the cascading waterfalls, and the majestic Kanchenjunga makes this experience an essential to every tourist in Darjeeling. The gondola moves at a moderate speed, allowing travellers some good opportunities for some brilliant photo opportunities. At the bottom end of the trip, the cable car halts for a while, where travellers may explore the lovely tea gardens, or relax at the small mountain cafe, before proceeding back to the Singamari base station.
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darjeeling ropeway timing, fee, how much time it takes to ride?
Answer: The timings for the Darjeeling Ropeway are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM during Winter and Monsoon, and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM during Summer and Autumn. The cost for adults is INR 200, and for children between the age of 3 and 8 years is INR 100. Children above 8 years will be charged an adult ticket, and children under 3 years can ride for free. A one-way trip from the Singamari station to the Singla Bazaar stop is about 45 minutes. However, there are stops in between where one can get off and explore Darjeeling, rejoining the ropeway as and when they please (on the same day). So the duration of the ride depends on your agenda. Please refer to the following link for all the information relating to the Darjeeling Ropeway: https://www.holidify.com/places/darjeeling/darjeeling-ropeway-sightseeing-120789.html