Journey should be as grand as your destination if you want to remember the trip for your lifetime. The train journeys in India promise you a lifetime experience which can never be forgotten and which you will want to enjoy again and again.
Let us checkout 8 such mesmerizing train journeys in India.
1. Luxury Train Journeys
Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Maharaja Express, Deccan Odyssey and Golden Chariot; these are the primary names that come to your mind when speaking about a dream journey in India. These trains are crafted spectacularly with rich paintings, classic furniture and wall to wall carpeting. The dining cars resemble palaces and serve sumptuous global and Indian cuisines on silver lined plates, handcrafted cutlery and hand cut glasses. From SPA to lounge, from conference halls to free internet facility, the hospitality and amenities provided at these trains are no less than that of 5-star hotels. These trains take you through different tourist hotspots of the country; from Rajasthan to South India, from Maharashtra to Varanasi.
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2. Goa Express
Embark on a dream journey across the Dudhsagar Falls on this express train. Bask in the soothing nature of Goa travelling over the Vasco da Gama ghat.
3. Kalka Shimla Railway
Travel through the sloppy hills of Shimla through this rail path. There are 103 tunnels on the way to the city and it is a strange play of light and dark as the route passes through these tunnels. The Kalka- Shimla Railway route was the route built during the British rule and at present is declared as a Heritage property. The route is a feast to the eyes with the panoramic beauty of the Himalayan Range present at the neighboring hill stations of Dharampur and Solan.
4. Kerala Anubhavam
Kerala is God’s Own Country and hence a train journey through its picturesque landscape is an immemorial journey. Kerala Anubhavam is a 250 kms stretch passing from Erakulam to Trivandrum to Kollam. Touch the swaying palm trees and watch the floating water lilies from the train.
5. Kashmir Valley Railway
Feel the Paradise on Earth embarking on a mesmerizing journey from Patni to PirPanjal Range. Rejuvenate your heart and soul as the Kashmir Valley Railway passes through the lush greenery and snowcapped mountain range of Srinagar and Baramulla.
6. Mandapam- Pamban- Rameswaram Railway
As you peep through the windows of the train the blue Arabian Sea blends with the colorful sky during sunrise and sunset. As you pass through the long stretch of shrines at Rameswaram, the sound of bells and the aroma of incense gives you solace and serenity.
7. Koraput- Rayagada Railway Route
The Hirakhand Express passes through Orissa and takes you close to the enchanting beauty of the Eastern Ghats. The numerous tunnels of Deomali Hills, the limestone caves and the long farmlands along the railway track takes you to a land of simplicity and tranquility.
8. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Track
Smell the fresh air coming from the snow-white Himalayas as you travel through this railway track. The Ghum railway station is the highest in the country and the whole station is enveloped with mist; giving a mysterious look to the whole station.
If you really want to feel the beauty of the valleys and the mountains; if you want to inhale the fresh air of the hill stations and cherish the friendship of the broad sky and the gigantic sea, travel on train in India.