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Batasia Loop is a spiral railway in Darjeeling. This loop is commonly known as the Toy Train Line because the Toy Train passes and ascends the slope through this loop. It was commissioned in the early 19th century during the British rule in India. If a person stands on one side of the loop, a beautiful view of the Toy Train whistling and ascending downhill can be seen. This place also offers an enchanting view of the mighty snow-clad peaks of Kanchenjunga.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Batasia Loop is known for the Batasia War Memorial. This memorial was built to commemorate the Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling that were martyred during the Indian freedom struggle
2) This loop is also known for the splendid gardens that are located close to it. These beautiful gardens enhance the charm of the region of Batasia Loop
3) This entire loop is considered as the engineering masterpiece because descending downhill 140 feet spherically is not an easy job for a train

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Batasia Loop is a famous travel attraction in Darjeeling and attracts numerous visitors each day. One can pay a visit to this amazing place during any time of the year, excluding the monsoons. It is not regarded as an appropriate season for enjoying a joyous train ride at Batasia Loop.

 

Reaching There:-
Batasia Loop is merely a few kilometers away from the main city. It can be easily reached by hiring the service of the local taxis or coaches.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Darjeeling Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport

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