About The Darjeeling Ropeway
The Darjeeling Ropeway is a ropeway in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The ropeway is a preferred tourist destination in the town. It consists sixteen cars and trucks as well as 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 attractive sights of capitals as well as the valleys around Darjeeling.
Darjeeling is renowned across the world as one of one of the most picturesque hill stations, where One Can Witness a Myriad of Exquisite Landscapes, From the Glorious Snow-Capped Mountains to the captivating valley replete with verdant tea estates. For this reason, the Darjeeling Ropeway finds itself as a prime attraction of Darjeeling, giving its passengers a selection of magnificent scenic views as they travel across the wonderful valley.
How to Reach Darjeeling Ropeway
Darjeeling Ropeway or cable car station is located at Singamari, 3 km away from the Chowk Bazaar of Darjeeling. Personal cabs or shared jeeps from Chowk Bazaar are offered, which take about 15 mins to reach in the absence of traffic. At North Factor on Lebong Cart Roadway, close to the St. Joseph's college, there is a narrow and steep stairway that leads to the Singamari cable car station.
Here Are Some Of The Great Things That You Can Do:
- Visit the Tea Estates, take a guided round through a tea factory and see exactly how is tea refined after being plucked from the gardens.
- Take a light trek with the attractive green tea gardens that have well filled paths, see the regional females plucking teas as well as enjoy the views. It's constantly an unique experience.
- Take snacks and other refreshments at the kiosk counters of the stations. Or just sit down and relax at the sit out, enjoy the nature and the ambience.
Entry Timings (Open Hours) for Ropeway
10am to 4pm during off season (winter season and downpour) as well as 10am to 2pm during high season (summer season and autumn). Why shorter hrs during optimal season? Because once you get the tickets, you will certainly discover yourself behind sea of people waiting on their turn. The average delay time can be anywhere between 1 hr to 90 mins. For that reason they close the ticket counter early throughout high season to erase the lengthy lines up. So try to go early in order to avoid long queues.
Note that on 19th of every month, the Ropeway remains closed for maintenance operation.
Ticket Cost (Updated: January 2018).
Rs. 200/- each (for 5kms round trip) Children (3-8 years) is Rs. 100/-