Batasia Loop

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War memorial at Batasia loop

The Batasia Loop is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. At this point, the track spirals around over itself through a tunnel and over a hilltop. It was commissioned in 1919.[1]

Geography[edit]

Batasia Loop is located at 27°1′0″N 88°14′50″E / 27.01667°N 88.24722°E / 27.01667; 88.24722Coordinates: 27°1′0″N 88°14′50″E / 27.01667°N 88.24722°E / 27.01667; 88.24722.

Location[edit]

It is 5 km from Darjeeling, below Ghum. There is also a memorial to the Gorkha soldiers of the Indian Army who sacrificed their lives after the Indian Independence in 1947.[2]

Batasia Loop,Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Batasia Loop Darjeeling". Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ War memorial Darjeeling Official website

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