The Seven Most Beautiful Train Journeys in India

Sahil Arora

Whenever someone wants to go on a holiday, they would almost certainly take either a plane or a car and motorbike. When people start traveling by train, they will get to re-live their childhood. The Indian Rail is the most extensive rail systems across the globe. The beautiful Indian landscape, along with a train journey, will make your holiday truly eventful. Here is a list of the 7 most beautiful train journeys across India that will undoubtedly take your breath away. Check your train seat availability, book tickets, and start your journey!

  1. The Pathankot – Jogindernagar Route

This 164-kilometer journey in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh is filled with lush green forests, deep gorges, and a lot of river bridges. The thrills of Kangra Valley are included in this trip.

  1. The Jaisalmer – Jodhpur Route

Take the Desert Queen, and travel across the desert in Rajasthan in a thrilling train journey between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur for six hours. Passengers will find themselves in the middle of a desert safari when they take this route.

  1. The Hubli – Madgaon Route

This is by far the most beautiful path laid out by the Indian Rail. Get to experience the beauty and serenity of the Western Ghats. Also, view the majestic Doodhsagar Waterfalls that is accessible only through a train journey and not by road. Some trains stop at the Doodhsagar Falls station, or you could just enjoy the mystic view from the train itself. Treks on the railway tracks from the Castle Rock station to Doodhsagar were a major trend in the past. Due to a lot of accidents, the trek has now been banned. The only way a person can view Doodhsagar from close up is if you travel by train. The movie named ‘Chennai Express’ has a famous scene right in front of these waterfalls.

  1. The Karjat – Lonavala Route

Get to witness a wide variety of biodiversity all the way from Kajrat to Lonavala. Pass through some significant beauty spots like Khandala, Thakurwadi, and the Monkey Hills.

  1. The Tamil Nadu – Rameshwaram Route

The railway bridge runs from Mandapam in Tamil Nadu all the way to Rameshwaram on Pamban Island. Embark upon a truly heavenly train journey surrounded by water on all sides.

  1. The Alipurduar to Jalpaiguri Route

Do you want to see elephants and rhinos in real life in their natural habitat? You would have seen these animals in the zoo. Plan a journey in North Bengal and get to view these wonderful creatures as your train chugs along the tracks slowly.

  1. The Mettupalayam – Ooty Route

This engineering marvel of the Indian Rail department to construct tracks in the Nilgiri Hills is certainly one of the most loved train journeys. The Nilgiri Railway, in charge of this feat, has trains that run at an angle of almost 8.5 degrees. The train takes around 5 hours to chug along the pine and eucalyptus forests of the Nilgiri Range. Coonoor is an important station of this trip.

The Indian Rail has a lot more to offer and many more exciting routes are missing in this cramped up list. You could research more on the website and find out a lot about these fantastic routes taken by the Indian Rail.

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