June 6, 2017

Indian railway network is the second largest railway network in the world today. It not only is a fantastic mode of travel but also is a great way to explore the most beautiful places in the country. We bring you 5 train routes from various parts of the country that have very different yet gorgeous sights.

1. Dooars Voyage (Siliguri – Newmal – Hasimara- Alipurduar )

Very few people have explored this fascinating route. The Chapramari forests, Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary, Buxa tiger reserve make this route a fascinating one. Tracks just vanish into green woods making way for a unique palette of nature. Steady and clear stream crossings, amazing plant life and the gurgling Teesta River makes your journey breathtaking and unforgettable.

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2. Orissa Tribal Odyssey (Koraput-Rayagada)

Orissa the land of tribes is an unexplored paradise. The Koraput to Rayagoda railway line does a perfect job of taking you through this beautiful region. Breezy meadows, spectacular waterfalls, green terraced valleys, dark and dense forests promise a scenic and unforgettable ride.

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3. Island Express (Kanyakumari – Trivandrum)

Kanyakumari – Trivandrum through the Island express takes you to a green journey. Swaying palm trees, long green stretches, luscious paddy fields are a visual treat.  Experience the rare visual culture when you see little churches popping out of dense greenery and also houses with beautifully painted courtyards and walls. Take this journey and feel the hundreds of myths, legends, fables and dramas unfold as you experience God’s own country first hand.

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5. The Deccan Odyssey (Pune – Delhi )

Experience the opulence of the palaces, extravagance of the maharajas and explore exotic tourist destinations all in a super luxury suite in one of the finest luxury trains in India – the Deccan Odyssey. Feel the royalty when you travel in air conditioned coaches that have a business centre, steam bath, gymnasium, spa and more. The service reflects royalty and will make your journey from Pune to Delhi truly a one to cherish.

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Picture credits – Tour My India

5. Baramullah Banihal DEMU ( Qazigund – Srinagar – Baramullah)

This train journey is no less than a dream. Explore one of the prettiest parts of India come alive, as you pass through frosted pine forests that give way to quaint villages. The tall mountains look spectacular with their picturesque snow capped peaks. The train will whisk you through a truly beauteous and scenic journey that is one of its kind.

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