25 Best Train Routes in India

When you reach your seat / berth in a long-distance train what is the first thing you do? Right, you try to occupy the window seat!

While you might not spend a 16 to 26-hour journey gazing out of the window, every now and then you look out to soak in the beauty of the places the journey takes you through. It's like watching a Live Travel Show as the train travels through mountains, hills, plateaus, lakes, rivers, farms, villages and cities that portray the scenic beauty of the country.

Arnab Maity, an avid traveller and photographer, has taken great efforts to list out 25 Most Scenic Train Routes in India. Join him in this photographic journey and explore the highlights of each route.

Excerpts from Arnab's blog:

1. The Kashmir Railway (Jammu – Udhampur)

The Kashmir Railway is one of the most challenging engineering projects in India. The extremes of cold and heat along with the unfavorable terrain and political scenarios make this route one of the most thrilling of all Indian train routes. This route has 20 major tunnels and 158 bridges which offer awe inspiring views of the rivers and valleys around the beautiful Shivalik Mountain Ranges.

2. The Snow Sojourn (Qazigund-Srinagar-Baramulla)

This is a part of the Kashmir Railway, but currently work is going on the section between Jammu and Qazigund, thus making this another separate leg of the journey. When complete, this will be a part of the greater Kashmir railway which will connect Jammu to Baramulla, or rather the plains to the Valley.

Continue the journey here.


Aakash Kokz said...

Beautiful post, thanks for sharing the info about the amazing train routes we have out here ... I'm not much of a traveler :-)