Travelling by train has its own magic. They real journey is staring outside the window, lost in views and endorsing the altering landscape. Today through this article we’ll show you some of the most scenic train routes in India that you must travel once in your life cycle.
1. Goa to Mumbai
Nestled between the Sahyadris and the Arabian Sea, Konkan Railway runs trains between Margoa to Mumbai. The train pass through several tunnels and over 2,000 river bridges. And there are more than 100 tunnels, each time opening up to new scenery.
2. New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the oldest mountain railway in India that offers gorgeous views of the mountains including the Mt. Kanchenjunga. The best part of the route is the natural loops the train passes through; the most eminent being the Batasia Loop. The train takes very long time to complete its journey, but the marvelous views it offers makes it worth it.
3. Kalka to Shimla
Set in the background of the Shivaliks, the rail route between Kalka and Shimla is one of the most picturesque in India. The train passes through more than 100 tunnels and 580 river bridges. The train crawls along the tracks built over bridges, which look like art galleries of ancient Rome.
4. Mandapam to Rameshwaram
Mandapam is connected with Rameshwaram located on Pamban via the Pamban Bridge. The train travels across the Pamban Bridge and offers a stunning view of the Palk Strait.
5. Neral to Mantheran
The Matheran Hill Railway is the only heritage train in Maharashtra. The narrow gauge rail route between Neral to Matheran goes through woodlands and provides panoramic views. The train covers the distance of 20km in one and half hours.
6. Jaipur to Jaisalmer
Out of all awesome rail routes, The Desert Queen rail route between Jaipur and Jaisalmer, which passes through the Thar Desert of Rajasthan posing views of sand dunes and desert natural world.