The Darjeeling Ropeway is a ropeway in the town of Darjeeling, West Bengal. The ropeway is a famous tourist destination in the town. It consists of sixteen wagon and plies between the "North Point" in the town of Darjeeling and Singla on the banks of the Ramman river. The journey on the ropeway offers panoramic views of the hills and the valleys around Darjeeling.
The ropeway, which was started in 1968 and renovated in 1988, was stopped in October 2003 after four tourists died when the cable slipped causing two cars to plummet 100 ft down the hill. In 2005, the state forest and PWD (public works department) ministers formed a three-member board to manage safety issues. The committee, which included a PWD engineer and two Kalyani Government Engineering College teachers, found the services incorrect after a trial run. The ropeway was reopened on 2 Feb 2012.
Type of Place
- Hill Station
- Bagdogra Airport
- Shimla Railway station.
Adult: INR 200.
Children (aged 3 - 8 years): INR 100.
Timing: Winter and Monsoon: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Summer and Autumn: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- The journey on the ropeway offers panoramic views of the hills and the valleys around Darjeeling.
Things to Buy
Hand Knitted Items
Things to Eat
Traditional Nepali Thali
Dalle (Darjeeling Hills Pickles)
Kakra ko Achar and Kinema
Things to enjoy
- From the cable car, you can get a breathtaking view of the valley below, see the spread of lush-green tea gardens on the hill slopes, forests, flowing rivers, waterfalls and to top it all the brilliant view of the Eastern Himalayan range including the snow-capped peaks of the Kanchenjunga.