Around 161 years old, we have the third largest railway network in the world. Did you know that if the railway tracks would be laid, they would circle the earth around 1.5 times? As the train starts chugging from the railway station, it crosses bridges, seas, rivers, valleys, deserts, mountains and other man-made as well as natural wonders. There are some train routes that are popular for offering breathtaking vistas and unforgettable experiences. Here are 5 most amazing train experiences in India, offering journeys for lifetime:
1:-Kalka-Shimla Route, Himalayan Queen
The Kalka-Shimla route on the Himalayan Queen boasts of being its name in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ for embarking on the steepest trail. Covering a distance of 96 km, this rail route offers sheer excitement. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, this rail track was built way back in 1903.
Sandwiched between the lofty Shivalik ranges, the train passes through 102 tunnels and cross around 82 bridges.
2:-Chennai-Rameswaram Route, Sethu Express
Known to be one of the most beautiful and highest travelled routes in the country, the Chennai-Rameswaram train link is truly an awe-inspiring experience you can have in India. Rameswaram, which is considered as one of the most holy places in the country, is the main attraction of this alluring train route.
As per the mythological legends, it is believed that Lord Rama, with Lord Hanumana and their monkey army had constructed a bridge across the sea in Rameswaramfor rescuing Mata Sita from Lanka. While passing the sea over the Pamban Bridge, relish the views of the expansive sea, and feel overwhelmed by the mystical aura that is spread around the mythological stories.
3:-Jammu-Udhampur Route, Kashmir Railway
While discussing about most amazing train experiences in India, we just cannot miss out including the charming Kashmir Valley. The snow-covered mountain peaks, the lush environs, and cool breeze- all are simply captivating. The rail route might be a blessing for the travelers but it is one of those high-maintenance routes.
Originating from the pictorial valleys of Jammu till Udhampur, this train route completes a track of around 53km through exhilarating terrains, some of the major earthquake zones and the gracious Shivalik Ranges. Along the way, it takes its passengers through more than 20 enthralling tunnels, around 158 bridges and in some places, it passes over the edges of the mountains and the picturesque valleys.
4:-Jalpaiguri-Darjeeling Route, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Also known as the ‘Toy Train’, the World heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most scenic train routes in India. This is the oldest mountain railway of the country with splendid circular loops as its highlights. The most famous part of this track is Batasia Loop, which offers wonderful views of Darjeeling town and Mt Kanchenjunga. This makesDarjeeling, one of the most- visited tourist destinations in India.
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