Journeys are always special irrespective of any hows whys and wheres. A train journey though holds the distinction of being the most beautiful one owing to the beautiful and calming scenarios it comes up with to sooth our soul. The more beautiful scenes train passes through the more beautiful and soothing your journey becomes. Thus we’ve tried to compile ten of the most beautiful train journeys every Indian traveller deserves to take up atleast once.
1. Koraput – Rayagad (Odisha)
This is one of those journeys which you’d never want an end to. A journey making the East Coast Railway proud since 1998, this tribal odyssey is a guaranteed heart soothing experience. The train will take you through a gorgues cover of green forests coupled with waterfalls and even more beautiful valleys.
2. Mandapam – Pamban – Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu)
Connecting the Tamil Nadu mainland to the island of Rameswaram, this journey of The Sea Bridge is an epic travel experience which you won’t find anywhere else. Though a little scary, this journey is nothing less than spending your time on a beautiful beach. Running on the second longest bridge of the country, a journey on this track would surely leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
3. Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
Known as The Desert Queen, this train journey unfolds the scenic desert beauties to catch your eyes. From painted huts to grazing camels, this journey gives you an exciting dose of Rajasthani magic. The best scene though is the plight of watching a sunset or sunrise through this train.
4. Qazigund – Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir)
Talk about beautiful scenes and you just can’t afford to miss out Kashmir. Just like every other Kashmiri beauty, this journey will take you through a wonderland of the snow capped peaks and the Chinar trees. The sheet of snow covering this canvas during winters make it the best time to take up this journey.
5. Ratnagiri – Mangalore (Maharastra, Karnataka)
The Sahyadri mountains of the west come together to give you an unforgettable train journey. It is a landmark for Indian railways as it has defied landslides and has stood strong as always. The beautiful scenarios are just nothing less than a dreamy journey that will stay with you in your heart forever.
6. Vasco Da Gama – Londa (Goa, Karnataka)
The best hour you’re ever likely to spend on a train is surely a part of this mesmering Goan voyage. The moment you board your train from Vasco Da Gama a dream ride will take you through the serene beaches to the precarious curves of the Western Ghat Mountains. The best sight of this best journey is the breathtaking view of the Dudhsagar Waterfalls which will surely make you thank the almighty for creating this paradise.
7. Kollam – Punalur – Shenkottai (Kerala, Tamil Nadu)
This is just a perfect example of how beautiful human imagination can be. Characterized by its beautiful architecture of tunnels and bridges, this train journey will surely leave you open-mouthed, gasping for a little more.
8. Karjat – Lonavala (Maharashtra)
A monsoon bonanza, this journey sets out as an example of post-monsoon beauty. The train takes you through the village settlements of Thakurwadi before climbing up Monkey Hill, then crossing Khandala and reaching Lonavala.
9. Vizag – Araku (Andhra Pradesh)
Once used to transport iron ore from Chattisgarh to Vishakapatnam, this railway track has become a heaven from train lovers. Decorated with some beautiful landscapes, this sweet little sojourn has all the making of a perfect train journey.
10. Guwahati – Lumding – Silchar (Assam)
This train journey will bring to you the beautiful flavours of Assam. The train chugs trough the lush greenery of the adjoining valleys of Haflong, before joining the banks of River Jatinga and cruising along with it. Hours later you’ll be further thrown into the wonderful tea plantations of the Barak Valley before destining at Agartala.
Apart from these 10, there are n number of train journeys which will surely give a memorable experience. These ten however standout a little above the else.
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