12 most Beautiful Train experiences from India
1. The Sea Bridge Mandapam - Pamban - Rameswaram
The second-longest bridge in the country, this route is considered one of the most thrilling and dangerous as it is a thin bridge connecting the Tamil Nadu mainland to the island of Rameswaram.
2. The Goan Buffet - Vasco Da Gama to Londa
The ride from Vasco da Gama takes you from the serene beaches to the Western Ghat Mountains offering a breathtaking sight of the Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
3. The Himalayan ride - Kalka to Shimla
The heritage railway between Kalka and Shimla features in the Guinness Book of World Records for offering the steepest rise in altitude in the space of 96 km. It passes through 102 tunnels and 864 bridges, flanked by the picturesque Shivalik Mountains on both sides.
4. The Snow - Qazigund to Baramulla
5. The Desert Hijack - Jodhpur to Jaisalmer)
6. The Desert Hijack - Jodhpur to Jaisalmer)
7. Mettupalayam – Ooty
Running since 1908, ‘Nilgiri Passenger’ still runs on steam engine, going from Mettupalayam to Ooty.
8. The Toy Life - New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling
The 78 km long quaint journey takes almost 8 hours and passes through Siliguri Town, Siliguri Junction, Sukna, Rangtong, Tindharia, Mahanadi, Kurseong, Tung, Sonada, Ghum, Rongbul, Jorebunglow and Batasia Loop.
9. Pathankot – Jogindernagar- The immortal Kangra Valley
A ride of 164 kms from Pathankot to Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh.
10. The Deccan Odyssey
this 10 night route offers its travellers everything from a library, an Ayurvedic massage centre, a beauty parlour, steam baths, a gymnasium, a business centre, conference rooms, air conditioned coaches and luxury suites on its journey from Pune to Delhi and back. It stops at the main tourist destinations, right from the Ajanta Ellora caves in Maharashtra to the Taj Mahal in Agra.
11. Mandovi Express - Mumbai to Goa
The train that connects you to both these special places is one that gives an equally stunning experience running sandwiched in between the Sahyadari hills and the Arabian sea. Cruising through 92 tunnels and on 2000 bridges, this route gives you postcard worthy moments every five seconds with endless stretches of water, paddy hues, small villages under shades of coconut trees.
12. The Deccan Odyssey