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Rail roads that are a complete journey in themselves!

Railway in India carries different meaning to different people. For some it is just a mode of land transport but for others, it is a box of fun and memories. Some travel hours from one corner of the country to other and for some it is a daily routine. Here is a list of 10 amazing Rail journeys that will force you to book tickets:

Train crossing the Pamban Bridge.
  • PAMBAN BRIDGE

This can be once in a life time experience for all who are in love with oceans. This rail-route is one of the two land routes to reach the Pamban island. The train moves at pace slower than even a cycle which makes one to feel the moment. This engineering marvel can be ones breath-taking experience where one can see man-made things and nature together in perfect symphony.

Toy Train of Shimla.
  • SHIMLA-KALKA RAILWAY

This six-hour journey is power packed with all the beauty Himalayas have to offer. This UNESCO heritage site has a lot of things to serve. It goes through 107 tunnels and 864 bridges which can leave anyone awestruck. The route is brimming with Oak and Deodar trees with birds chirping around which makes this journey more of a poetry.

Kashmir railway works in heavy snow
  • KASHMIR VALLEY RAILWAY

I bet when Shahjahan said “gar firdaus baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto”, his foresight would have taken him to this journey. During this journey you can witness Asia’s longest Pir-Panjal tunnel. The whole landscape of Kashmir can be seen and praised while traversing this route.  This snow-clad journey can make anyone fall in love with snow and of course Kashmir.

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Nilgiri Railway
  • NILGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

Experience this steepest railway track in Asia that’ll make your heart go ‘chhaiya-chhaiya’! You guessed it right, this is the track where SRK made us groove.

This engineering glory provides you the sights to behold. In this 3hr journey you’ll encounter hills, rivers and the the ‘Queen of the mountains’- Nilgiris. Book your tickets in advance with BTS for a hassle-free journey.

  • CHENAB RAILWAY BRIDGE

This architectural wonder is the WORLD’S HIGHEST RAILWAY BRIDGE, this one is supposed to be starting from May, 2019 but still people go around to see the spectacular views and the serene Chenab. River rafting is another thing that is also available in this location.

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Matheran Hill Railway
  • MATHERAN HILL RAILWAY

This narrow-gauge railway runs through Maharashtra. This 21km journey from Narel to Matheran offers us fecund forests and eye soothing greens and blues. The toy train takes several turns including the steeper ones and ‘ghats’ in the journey make it even more exciting. This can be wonderful experience for all age groups.

Konkan Railway
  • KONKAN RAILWAY

This whole journey of 738kms through Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala is a wonder ride. This should be in check-list of all nature lovers. The terrain of the west coast of India is completely covered by this route. Whether it is famous Dudh-Sagar falls or the paddy fields of Kerala or the coconut trees enroute, they all will not let leave the window seat!

Darjeeling Railway station
  • DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY

This joy ride that begins from New Jalpaiguri and ends at Darjeeling will make you travel back to the British era. Here one can see markets, houses alongside the tracks, adding onto the experience. The train also stops for 30 minutes during which passengers visit Darjeeling Himalaya Railway museum. This journey provides the insta-worthy pictures of mountains and hills which should not be missed.

So, Next time make sure to have a memorable journey on one of these amazing railroads and don’t forget to tag us in your pictures. 😀

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