5 Most Scenic Train Journeys In India

 

Almost all of us have a very fond memories of traveling in Indian Railways. Right from the rustic stations to magazine stalls, food stalls, coolies, fights for window seats and more, everything about Indian Railways seems magical.

Though the increasing trend of air travel with low cost flights has somehow diminished its charm. Still there are some railway routes in India that can give a you peek into the beauty of our country.

Here are the most scenic trails of Indian Railways that you must experience once in a lifetime.

Himalayan Queen (Kalka to Shimla)

Almost all of us have a very fond memories of traveling in Indian Railways. Right from the rustic stations to magazine stalls, food stalls, coolies, fights for window seats and more, everything about Indian Railways seems magical.

Though the increasing trend of air travel with low cost flights has somehow diminished its charm. Still there are some railway routes in India that can give a you peek into the beauty of our country.

Here are the most scenic trails of Indian Railways that you must experience once in a lifetime.

Himalayan Queen (Kalka to Shimla)

The famous ‘toy train’ of bollywood is a rail journey worth taking. The 96km long trail passes through 102 tunnels and 83 bridges set amidst the hilly terrains of Kalka and Shimla. The scenic beauty that you will pass through the 5 hours journey is sure to take your breath away. The rail route is definitely more picturesque then the destinations it will be taking you to.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling)

The train journey between Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling is nothing but breathtaking. You will come across the series of landscapes, climate changes and altitudes that will leave you feeling mesmerized. The clear skies will let you behold the sight of magnificent Kanchenjunga. Not to forget the close brush with tea pickers in the tea gardens hooded by Himalayas.

The Island Express (Kanyakumari to Trivandrum)

A short journey in comparison to the other two but equally mesmerizing with packed coconut trees, sensory ticklers and typical Tamil and Keralite architecture. The ornately decorated temples will keep you company throughout the journey. This train ride is undoubtedly through the most picturesque locales down south.

While these are just a few examples, there are many more scenic train journeys that you can take with your friends. Holidays are round the corner, how about booking some tickets now.

The rail route is definitely more picturesque then the destinations it will be taking you to.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling)

The train journey between Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling is nothing but breathtaking. You will come across the series of landscapes, climate changes and altitudes that will leave you feeling mesmerized. The clear skies will let you behold the sight of magnificent Kanchenjunga. Not to forget the close brush with tea pickers in the tea gardens hooded by Himalayas.

The Island Express (Kanyakumari to Trivandrum)

A short journey in comparison to the other two but equally mesmerizing with packed coconut trees, sensory ticklers and typical Tamil and Keralite architecture. The ornately decorated temples will keep you company throughout the journey. This train ride is undoubtedly through the most picturesque locales down south.

While these are just a few examples, there are many more scenic train journeys that you can take with your friends. Holidays are round the corner, how about booking some tickets now.

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