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Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Entry Fee : Adult: INR 200
Children (aged 3 - 8 years): INR 100

Timings : Winter and Monsoon: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM,
Summer and Autumn: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Darjeeling Ropeway, Darjeeling Overview

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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Tips For Visiting Darjeeling Ropeway

1. The Ropeway is closed on the 19th of every month for maintenance operations.
2. While the duration of the actual ropeway experience is 45 minutes to an hour, there is a long line of tourists queued up to experience this prime attraction. It is advisable to go earlier in order to minimise waiting time.

How To Reach Darjeeling Ropeway

Darjeeling Ropeway or cable car station is located at Singamari, 3 km away from the Chowk Bazaar of Darjeeling. Private cabs or shared jeeps from Chowk Bazaar are available, which take about 15 minutes to reach in the absence of traffic. At North Point on Lebong Cart Road, close to the St. Joseph's college, there is a narrow and steep stairway that leads to the Singamari cable car station.

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