Indian Railways is the largest rail network in Asia and the world’s second largest. More to add in the list, IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation) website gets close to 12 lakh hits per minute. Surprised!
Indian Railways has 16 zones over a route of 65,808 km with 7,112 stations. That’s Amazing!
World Heritage sites includes 4 Indian Railways sites and 5 Mountain Railways. Samjhuata Express was first international border train in India. This is what makes India as Incredible India. /what-makes-india-world-famous/
Let’s point out some of the most beautiful rail journeys in India offered to you by the Railways of India.The Indian Railways reaches out to 30 million people across all the corners of India.
Himalayan Queen from (Kalka to Shimla )
Himalayan Queen , passing through 102 tunnels and 82 bridges and has been awarded a world record by the Guinness book of world records for the steepest rise in altitude and covering a distance of 96 km in 5 hours.
Himalayan Queen/ toy train comes under UNESCO World heritage sites offered by Indian Railways is a treat to the eyes. Though the time taken by the train is long but journey itself is more picturesque than the destination. You will surely fall in love with the pine trees, oak, valleys, Deodar forests all around.
Darjeeling (Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling )
Another toy train journey that comes under UNESCO World heritage sites is the one that runs from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.
Jalpaiguri being a plain and Darjeeling, the hill station that serves the best tea in all of India. Covered by the Himalayas, through tea gardens and forests, the magnificent view of Kanchenjunga, all will take you to some another world.
Tamil Nadu to Rameswaram Railways:
The most dangerous Railway routes in India, because it runs on a thin bridge, known as the second longest bridge in India. The route connects Mandapam in Tamil Nadu to the island of Rameswaram.
Through the desert of Thar, from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer, the desert Queen will offer you the scenic view of colorful traditional mud huts, camels all the way.
Palace on Wheels:
A Luxury tourist train, from the Indian Railways in order to promote tourism in Rajasthan.This train covers one of the best Indian railway scenic views of Jaipur /jaipur/
Sawai Madhopur and Chittorgarh, Udaipur Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur and Agra and then it returns to New Delhi again.https://images.app.goo.gl/5RHcjdEZ99yy2mxy9
Another luxury tourist train, Maharajas’ Express covers the more than 12 destinations throughout the North-West and Central India.
The Golden Chariot:
Another luxury tourist train whose name is derived from the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple. The train ventures into the popular Indian tourist spots including Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Pondicherry.
Connecting Jammu with Kashmir and Kashmir with the rest of India, a broad railway line was established, 345 km from Jammu to Baramulla, crossing many earthquake zones.The magnificent scenic beauty of Kashmir will not take your eyes off the view.
Jammu to Udhampur:
The most adorable moments to cherish, when you cross the distance of 53 km from Jammu to Udhampur.
Connecting Mumbai and Goa and carrying on south almost to Kerala, among the Konkan Railways, the Mandovi Express train takes just over 11 hours to reach the attractive Goan town of Madgaon, with its old Portuguese houses. The landscape is lush, particularly in the monsoon.
Although the list is quite long to mention here, Indian Railways truly offers some of the most popular journeys to leave you speechless. Also there is an old saying in India, if you really want to know about India, then travel through the rails.
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