Travelling via trains in India is an experience in itself. But there are many such train journeys in India which are really gorgeous, somewhat thrilling and most importantly, a perfect experience. Here are few of these marvelous train journeys in India:
- Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Toy Train
Route: New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling
It’s believed that riding the Toy Train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) is a not-to-miss experience for the tourists. The toy train travels through various parts of Darjeeling hills and lower plains capturing the beauty of the mountains. Who would like to miss a small steam engine pulling mini coaches up the mountains and breathtaking landscapes, covering impossible curves starting from NJP station to Darjeeling? It also covers the highest altitude railway station in Asia called Ghoom.
- Mandovi Express
Route: Madgaon to Mumbai
Konkan railway is known as the most expansive and biggest infrastructure project the country has taken till now. It is said to cover the greatest scenic spots in the country. Konkan railway route is already known for the stunning and breathtaking scenic beauty and the places it covers are ranked among the ‘must-see-places-before-you-die’. On the route from Madgaon to Mumbai, the Mandovi expresses cross 92 tunnels and 2000 bridges while running between Sahyadari hills and the Arabian Sea.
- Dooars Voyage
Route: Siliguri- Newmal – Hasimara- Alipurduar
The people, who love nature and travelling, must go through this journey once from Siliguri (West Bengal) to Alipurduar (West Bengal) in the Dooars Express. It is covered with the charm of Teesta and Sankosh River with the backdrop of eastern Himalayas. The whole route is mostly in between dense and scenic forest that offer amazing view of wildlife including Mahananda and Jaldapara, Buxa Tiger Reserve and also the lush Chapramani forests.
- Sethu Express
Route: Mandapam to Rameswaram
This route is considered to be the most dangerous route in India as the train runs on a thin bridge on the water of Indian Ocean. The bridge is said to be the second longest bridge in India. The route connects Mandapam in Tamil Nadu to Rameshwaram. It is a perfect journey for adventure birds because this memory will last for a long time in minds of the travelers.
- Nilgiri Mountain Railway Toy Train
Route: Mettupalyam to Ooty
Travelling in the ups and down of the blue mountains in Tamil Nadu, The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is the train on which the famous ‘Chhaiya Chhaiya’ song was shot. The vintage train moves between mountain and narrow tunnels, on the edges of deep cliffs and archaic bridges and between the deep green covering tea plantations.
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