Train journey is a wonderfully joyous occasion. This mode of the journey is best when the travel distance is long. Train journey gives memories to cherish life time. Train journey is full of exciting and full of adventure. A train is not a vehicle, it carries emotions, Peaceful moment, make some new friends, new relatives and seen new new scenery and waterfalls,lots of fun things etc.If we travel by train, then it’s pleasure becomes double.Every people has different type of experiences.
Some of indias best locations are on these train routes. We have hand picked top 10 train journey in India and these are here-
1. Jalpaiguri – Darjeeling:
An impressive toy train journey is the one that runs from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. It was 78km. long quaint journey takes almost 8hours passing through Siliguri town, Siliguri junction, Sukna, Rangtong, Tindharia, Mahanadi, Kurseong, Tung, Sonada, Ghum, Rongbuk, Jorebunglow and Batasia loop. People’s comes from different parts of the world to visit Darjeeling. Jalpaigudi being a plain and Darjeeling, the hill station that serves the best tea in all of the india.An interesting things about this train that it runs on metre gauge and also a proud UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. Vizag – Arakku:
The journey from Vizag (Visakhapatnam) to Arakku valley through innumerable tunnels and sharp loops is quite an interesting one. It was 129km. long journey takes almost 4hours. June to September is the best time to visit Arakku valley. Araku valley from Visakhapatnam is culturally a different zone .The adventure train journey through Araku valley is through the majestic Eastern ghat ,coffee plantation. It is still very rural and tribal and many attractions. Between the journey you can get monsoon, beautiful scenery from both sides. This railway route in India is a treat for the eyes as well as the soul.
3. Chennai – Rameswaram:
One of the most beautiful train journey in India full of thrill and adventure. It is one of the top ten best train journey. It is the only rail route that incorporate the sea beauty. It passes over the second longest bridge of india, which is the only route that connects mainland india to pamban island. This train route is one of the most dangerous route in India passing through a thin bridge. This bridge is known as the second longest bridge in India.
4. Kanyakumari – Trivandrum:
This journey takes you through coconut trees. A short train journey but one packed with delicious sensory ticklers. The island express travels 944km in about 15 hours. Gopurams and ornately decorated temples cross over to welcome typical Keralite cruches and a totally different style of architecture. This train ride is indeed through south india’s most picturesque locations.The picturesque, villages, plantation, Meadows and water bodies is from bangalore to kanyakumari.
5. Kalka – Shimla:
This journey passing through 20 railway stations, 800 bridges,103 tunnels and 900 curves before reaching Shimla. This journey takes time around 5hours. It is one of the most beautiful train journey in North india. This route was started in 1903. It has been awarded by the Guinness Book of world records for the stepest rise in altitude. Now that is a UNESCO world heritage Site since 2008. In between 5hours, you will pass through scenic beauty that will amaze you. In between this journey you will get pine trees, oaks, valleys, deodaar, Rhodendron forests and a route that moves upward till reaching Shimla.
6. Siliguri – Newmal – Hasimara – Alipurduar :
People are always talking about these two places-one for its glamorous and busy life and the other for the vacation mood it sets you in. The train that connects you to both these special places that gives you stunning experience. One of the best route in India passes through huge numbers of forests and wildlife sanctuaries along with numerous stream crossings. Traveling to Alipurduar passing through chapramari forest,jaldapara wildlife sanctuary,Jayanti murti, Samsing, Baux Tiger Reserves and jalpaigudi.
7. Jodhpur – Jaisalmer:
This amongst the most beautiful train journey in India. This journey takes time around 5hours to reach the destination. This train route passes through the dry forest and west land of the Thar desert of Rajasthan. The travel time in the train called “Desert Queen”. In between the rail route you can enjoy the desert wildlife, beauty of barren desert land, sand dunes ,yellow soil, xerophytic vegetation grazing camels, golden fort, tribes and scattered settlement of the desert inhibitants. The journey is not at all monotonous
8. Jammu – Udhampur:
It is the most beautiful rail route in India. kashmir Railway is one of the most challenging railway projects of the Indian rail system. It is located in the high earthquake, intensity zone with undulating and rugged terrain,in extreme cold. To travel from Jammu to Udhampur by rail ,the distance that needs to be covered is 54kms and it takes time around 4hours to reach the destination. The railway route connecting Jammu, udhampur, srinagar and Baramull.
9. Mumbai – Goa:
The route is full of scenic landscapes, ranging from 92tunnels, 2000 bridges(including jaw-dropping Panvalnadi bridge) , coastal peripheries, steps of western ghats, small rivers, seasonal streams,majestic and magnificent sahyadri mountain ranges,a number of stunning curves,lakes,waterfalls and lush green Meadows. Most interesting thing of this journey Mumbai to Goa is the gorges of Sahyadari and fringes of Arabian sea. Mandovi express as a part of a Konkan railway network travels between Mumbai to Goa.
10. Bhubaneswar – Chilika – Brahmapur:
Another most beautiful train journey in India is from Bhubaneswar-Brahmapur. This journey takes around 3hours , seeing with lush green malyadri one side and serene chilika lake on the other. This train route make sure you to see Nestled between the Eastern Ghats and the chilika lake. This route is also flocked by some migratory birds and is a bird watchers delight. Chilika is the second largest lagoon for migratory birds and this place is a treat for bird watchers all around.