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Darjeeling Ropeway

Darjeeling has always tempted travellers around the globe. The ‘Queen of Hills' is surrounded by the snow-capped mountain ranges as well as the lush green tea gardens. Therefore, Darjeeling has become one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the eastern region. The natural peripherals have enriched the province. On the contrary, Darjeeling offers numerous activities to excite tourists. For instance, the Darjeeling Ropeway Cable Car service or Rangeet valley passenger ropeway is one of the prime attractions here.

The Darjeeling Ropeway was first set up in the year of 1968 and was the first cable car way in India. Earlier, it was mean to cart the tea leaves from a garden to another. Later, 16 more cars were being placed as an upgrade and used as a joy ride for the tourists. Each of the cars has six persons carrying capacity.

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Location of Darjeeling Ropeway

Experiencing the enthralling ropeway at an altitude of 7,000 ft. is just awesome. The Ropeway hub is situated near Darjeeling's heart Rangeet River which has led to the name Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car. The mesmerizing view of the valley and the river seems splendid from the top of the cable cars. The hub is in Singamari which just 3 kilometres from Darjeeling Chowk Bazar.

There will be several stoppages in between the journey from Singamari and Singla Bazar. The stretch is about 8 kilometres or 5 miles and merges at the bank of Ramman River. Previously, the cable cars were used to stop on a vast stretch of tea garden which is known as Tukvar village. After that, the next stoppage was another village named Burnesbeg followed by the last stop Singla Tea Estate.


Moreover, the wonderful waterfall of Rock Garden is a stunning view for the naturalists. The fall flows from above through the rocks below. To reach on top of the falls one needs to trek a little bit path from the stairs and reaching to the ramp by crossing small bridges. The trek to the up would be a little difficult for normal tourists though there are a lot of sitting places at different levels where one can take rest for a while and relax. Beautiful flowers, shrubbery, and many other plantations covering the garden give a tranquil aura. For the trekkers, this could a nice short hike.

Tourist Attractions

From the ropeway, you can get the astonishing views of the green lush tea gardens slanting on the slope of the hills, enticing Pine forests, rivers, waterfalls and the snow-covered Himalayan peaks with the magnificent view of the Mt. Kanchendzonga. In the meantime, you can visit two different rivers flowing on the suburb. One is Ramman and on the other hand, there is Little Rangeet.

Both rivers merged into the Great Rangeet River which originates from the glacier of Mount Kabru. The freshwater fishes are the main attraction of the Rangeet River. The dense pine forest, covering the suburb for 1,500 acres gives an alluring vista for the nature lover. In brief, an exciting journey attracts more tourists across the country.

Darjeeling Ropeway Ride

As you reach the endpoint there you can spend a blissful time in the tranquil zone. Avail a cable car anytime within the time span of the ropeway service. Visiting the gardens is a great idea. Watch the process of the tea production, women in the garden plucking tea leaves, get inside the tea factory and have a guided tour to see how the variety of teas are being made.

To get some refreshment visit to the station kiosk from where you can have drinking water, juices and snacks and teas or whatever you like to take or can just sit quietly as well as enjoy the serenity with a calm ambience.

From the 7,000 ft. altitude the cable comes down to 6,000 ft. at the Tukvar village where you can have a break and go for the eatery placed at the ticket centre. Witness the marvellous sight of the surroundings of Tukvar valley. Also, have a cup of hot Darjeeling tea and enjoy the views of lush green tea estates and the valleys.

How to Reach Ropeway

By Flight
Bagdogra Airport is the only option to reach Darjeeling. Similarly, from the airport by covering around 85 kilometres you can reach Darjeeling.
By Train
New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) is the nearest station from Darjeeling. You can avail any out of several trains to reach NJP. As you arrive at the station our officials will be there to receive you. From there you will be heading towards Darjeeling by the availed car through curvy roads across the dense forest. It takes around 3 hours from Siliguri by completing 80 kilometres.
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