The Indian railway network is the second largest railway network in the world today. It is not only a fantastic mode of travel but also a great way to explore the most beautiful places in the country. We bring you 5 train journeys in India that offer gorgeous sights along the way.
1. Dooars Voyage (Siliguri – Newmal – Hasimara- Alipurduar )
Very few people have explored this fascinating route. The Chapramari forests, Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary and Buxa tiger reserve make this route fascinating. The railway 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 make your journey breathtaking and unforgettable.
2. Odisha Tribal Odyssey (Koraput-Rayagada)
Odisha is an unexplored paradise. The Koraput to Rayagoda railway line does a great job of taking you through this beautiful region. Breezy meadows, spectacular waterfalls, green terraced valleys, and dark and dense forests promise a scenic and unforgettable ride.
3. Island Express (Kanyakumari – Trivandrum)
Kanyakumari – Trivandrum through the Island express takes you through a green paradise. The swaying palm trees, long green stretches, and luscious paddy fields make for a visual treat. Experience the culture of the region when you see little churches popping out of dense greenery and 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.
4. The Deccan Odyssey (Pune – Delhi )
Experience the opulence of the palaces, extravagance of the maharajas and explore exotic tourist destinations 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 one to cherish.
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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 beautiful and scenic journey that is one of its kind.