The "Red Panda" special train leaves Darjeeling for Kurseong (or vice versa) with 2 First Class coaches behind one of our heritage 'B' Class steam locos (built between 1889 and 1927).
The ride passes a number of well-known sights and attractions en-route. The train will stop at Batasia Loop for 10 minutes for passengers to admire the views, at Ghum for 20 minutes for the DHR Railway Museum and at Margaret's Hope Tea Garden for 15 minutes. The steep, uphill gradients of 1 in 20 are towards Ghum from both Darjeeling and Kurseong.
Passengers must be aware of road traffic when alighting from trains.
All seats are reservable and advance booking is strongly recommended
Make your reservation on-line at www.irctc.co.in or in person at Darjeeling Station or Kurseong Station. A number of local tour operators offer sightseeing tours including a ride on the "Red Panda".
How to fill in the computer reservation form
For reserving your seats please follow
From station : DJ ; To station : KGN or vice versa
Class : FC