Are you going for a vacation and planning your journey using Indian Railways ? Here is the India’s best train journeys through the most scenic routes of rolling hills, diverse landscapes, deep gorge, narrow valleys and mountain slopes.
Dudhsagar Falls on the Mandovi river is located on the Madgaon Belagavi rail route and amongst India’s tallest waterfalls. The waterfall is a popular tourist destination and traveler could get in chance to see the fall from train.
These Indian railways trains are also passes through the beautiful Dudhsagar Falls, Mandovi Express, Poorna Express and Amaravati Express.
Sharavati river is one of the lesser known westward flowing rivers of India and creates Jog Falls in Karnataka. The river Sharavati is not only house famous Jog Falls but also known as for river basin with rich biodiversity like endangered lion-tailed macaque and Sharavati railway bridge at Honnavar at Konkan Railway line.
Pamban Bridge connects the Rameswaram to rest of India and stands on the Palk Strait. The Pamban railway bridge alomost touches the Arabian sea and was India’s first sea bridge.
Island Express offers travellers an opportunity to explore the scenic stretch between Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram with the view the backwaters of Kerala and palm trees.
Panval Viaduct also known as Panval setu is the tallest and highest Viaduct in India, located across Panval river in Ratnagiri. The Panvelnadi viaduct on single line of broad gauge track is also tallest working railway viaduct in Asia.
Hirakhand Express train from Bhubaneswar to Brahmapur passes through the most fascinating train routes of Indian Railways, where you can see Incredible Chilika lake at one side and Eastern Ghats with a blend of greenery on the other.
Trains like the Falaknuma Express, Hirakhand Express and Howrah Chennai Mail passes through the Incredible Chilika lake on the east coast of India and passengers might spot flocks of migratory birds such as storks, ibis, ducks and flamingos.
The Jammu Srinagar Baramulla railway line connect the Kashmir Valley and is the most most difficult rail project undertaken by the Indian Railways after Konkan Railway.
The railway line passes through the snow capped mountains, tallest Chenab Bridge, cable stayed Anji Khad Bridge and India’s longest railway tunnel – Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel.
Dli Jsm Express train running between Delhi and Jaisalmer via Jodhpur Junction is the travels through the hot and golden sand of thar desert in Rajasthan and offers stunning view of the desert camels, colourful people and the sojourn ends with a traditional Rajasthan cuisine.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling at an elevation from about 328 ft to 7,218 ft. The mountain railways of India is a World Heritage Site and Ghum is the India’s highest railway station.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway is operated by the Southern Railway, from Mettupalayam to Ooty passes through the 108 curves, 16 tunnels and 250 bridges. The steam locomotives offers most spectacular scenery and best views along the stretch between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam.
Nilgiri Express is the best train operating between Chennai Central and Mettupalayam and links to the Nilgiri Mountain Railway at Mettupalayam station (MTP to UAM)
Kalka Shimla Railway known for dramatic views of the hills, surrounding villages and passes through 912 curves, 103 tunnels, 969 bridges and viaducts. The KSR toy train bookings available on Indian railways online ticket counters, train schedule of various trains is given below.
Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley train Journey starts from VIZAG and the train pass through 65 tunnels, sparkling waterfalls and mesmerizing scenery of eastern ghats.
Barak Valley Express train was used to connect Silchar to Lumding through zig-zag metre gauge track but now the train was cancelled from 2014 after conversion of MG to BG track.
The Guwahati Lumding Silchar (Kanchanjunga Express) train route is the most beautiful train journeys in north east India and travel you through the tea gardens, mountain terrain, lush green Barak Valley.
Bogibeel Bridge is a road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river and will be the longest rail cum bridge in India with 4.94 kilometres.
Chenab Bridge will be world’s highest rail bridge with widest span in the Indian broad gauge railway network, under a new railway line across towns of Udhampur and Baramulla of Kashmir Valley.