A train ride always reminds me of the old school days when we used to go to our grandma’s place in a train during holidays.
The Indian Railway System is privileged to be the biggest railway network across the world. It has connected numerous remote places right from north to south and from east to west. The train ride across the country gives you an amazing experience of having a close glimpse of the beautiful country.
Along with this, India has some of the captivating views that you can witness easily while travelling via trains. So this time ditch the comfortable air travel and simply book a train ticket to have a different type of experience, adding to your travel diaries.
We tell you about some of the ultimate train rides that you must experience once in your life time. They sure would make you pack your bags!
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Witnessing the railway station of India that is at the highest altitude, Ghum and having a ride in this toy train is a must as it gives an amazing view of the Himalayas. It has been considered as one of the World heritage sites of India. The train runs from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling in West Bengal and the site is located at the height of around 2,257 m above sea level.
Kalka Shimla Toy Train
The Kalka Shimla toy train is another memorable train ride that you can have with your friends or family or even alone. This train ride offers you some of the breathtaking views of the Himalayan foothills and the small villages of Himalayas. This World UNESCO Heritage Site also has all in all 103 tunnels and 806 bridges en route to Shimla.
Jammu To Udhampur – Ride to Kashmir Valley
Kashmir which is considered as the ultimate heaven also gives you a chance to witness its beauty with the help of a train ride. It is undoubtedly the most scenic railway line to pass through where you get to witness the beauty of the Kashmir Valley. This railway project is supposed to be one of the most challenging tasks for the Indian Railways.
Ride on Pamban Bridge
From the Kashmir Valley, we directly travel down south having a train ride on India’s second longest sea bridge, the Pamban Bridge that connects Rameshwaram to Pamban Island. One long bridge and the endless sea at both the sides at Palk Strait will surely leave you speechless.
Ride Through Konkan Railways
Talking about the railway rides in India, you just cannot miss the train ride on the Konkan Railway track. The lush green forests, Western Ghats and majestic waterfalls at various places will make your train ride worth travelling and will be like a fresh air to your travel story. So next time when you plan to travel from Mumbai to Goa, don’t forget to be a part of this train ride.
Vishkhakhapatnam to Araku Valley
Travelling though the Eastern Ghats of India to the beautiful Araku valley in the North East India, you have the chance to witness some beautiful forests, tea plantations and the pleasant long journey that takes you to a scarcely populated place called the Araku Valley. The ride is full of adventure and explores the eastern part of India.
Haflong to Agartala
The trippy railway track of this place is surely one of the most beautiful train rides that you can have in India and this is the reason it is on our list. Haflong, a place in Assam has a meter gauge train to Agartala in Tripura. The train ride enfolds the sheer beauty of nature that you will not forget in the near future.
So this summer you can surely plan a great train ride across the country to have a look at some lovely and picturesque views that will surely leave you awestruck! Enjoy the great Indian Railways!