Batasia Loop in Darjeeling

Duration

1 to 2 hours

Timing

5:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Entry Ticket

₹15 per adult

A Brief About The Place

Batasia Loop, a gem in Darjeeling’s train routes, is a beautiful place to visit once on your travel journey.

Being a popular toy train pathway, it provides you with an adventurous elevation along the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The track gracefully coils upon itself through a hilltop tunnel, an amazing piece of design.

Yet, its main attraction lies in the lush green surroundings that you will witness while passing through the train tracks. The Batasia Loop not only consists of the train tracks but also beautiful gardens, seating areas, and a 360-degree view of Darjeeling’s natural beauty.

Things to do at Batasia Loop

Here are five things that you can do at Batasia Loop, a place well-known for its organic farming:

  • Immerse yourself in the world of organic farming at Batasia Loop.
  • Pay tribute at the War Memorial that stands at the heart of Batasia Loop. Erected in 1995
  • Have a look at Endangered Plants and Flowers
  • Ride on a botanical journey and hunt for rare spices and plants like Gingko Biloba.
  • Explore the vibrant local market at Batasia Loop, offering an array of curios, bags, hats, and decorative items that reflect the local culture.

History of Batasia Loop

In 1919, clever engineers built the Batasia Loop. It’s like a spiral path for trains on a hill. They made the tracks twist and go through a tunnel over a hill.

When the toy train goes on this loop, you don’t feel like you’re going down about 1,000 feet because of how they made the track. People think the Batasia Loop is one of the coolest things engineers have ever done.

How to reach Batasia Loop

By air:

The closest airport is Bagdogra International Airport.

By train:

Visitors have the choice of arriving by train at several railway stations, such as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station, Siliguri, and New Jalpaiguri.

By road:

The distance from Darjeeling is approximately 5 kilometers. Accessing this location is convenient by utilizing a cab or taxi service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Batasia Loop is between April and June. For the most enjoyable experience with beautiful views and the chance to witness the toy train in action, it’s recommended to plan your visit in the morning, around 9 o’clock.

The eco garden at Batasia Loop is famous for its focus on organic farming and is also home to a plethora of endangered plants and flowers.

Nearby attractions to explore around Batasia Eco Garden are Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train, Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, Zoological Park Darjeeling, and the Darjeeling Toy Train.

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