just wanna say that a train journey in the NJP-Alipurduar route is pretty enthralling. if one has heard of the hill-station Darjeeling, they would know that to go there by train, the major train station is NJP. So if u ever decide to visit Darjeeling, i would recommend u make plans for a train journey in this route. Also, at the end of this train route, there are places like Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary to visit.
apart from what u see in these photos, there are two tunnels of moderate length, and while the train passes through these tunnels, the entire compartment is darkened!
There are tea plantations at a short distance from the railway tracks..
There are dense forests, and of course all that u see here..
i hav never taken the entire train journey end-to-end, heck i can't even recall having visited Alipurduar as a teen... but i remember having visited the wildlife sanctuary as a kid..
reminiscences apart, the things which are must for a journey in this route are-
- u ought to board a train before 8am from NJP to enjoy the beauty of the area at the fullest
- u gotta take a seat on the left side, coz that side is filled with more spectacular landscapes.
- u MAY hav to travel in non-AC compartments
- on a more general note, always be clear about ur travel plans
- a discussion thread for travel in this route , found via google- www.indiamike.com/india/indian-railways-f10/booking-trains-while-in-india-t51107/2/
- the area is also called Dooars.
Enough talkin!, now the photos-!!
...on to a small bridge..
my phone's battery's dead.