Every Journey is incomplete without the hills, rivers, snows, bridges and a green velvet which covers the land. Here is the list of the most beautiful train routes in India that a person should see in his lifetime.
1) The Himalayan Queen
Route :- Kalka > Shimla
For 5 hours that you will travel on this pretty little train, you will pass through 102 tunnels and 82 bridges. It has been awarded a world record by the Guinness World Records for the steepest rise in altitude in the span of 96 km. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site since 2008.
2) The Desert Queen
Route :- Jaipur > Jaisalmer
This is a very special train route because in this you will be able to see the beauty of the Thar desert and the special golden sand, huts and camels in the flat desert.
3) The Darjeeling Himalayan Queen
Route :- New Jalpaiguri > Darjeeling
This train route would be a breath taking experience for you as you see the tea gardens and if you are lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the great Kanchenjunga peak. It was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999
4) The Sea Ride
Route :- Mandapam > Pamban > Rameswaram
This train route is for those who love the adventurous ride and for the sea lovers too. This bridge is known as the second longest bridge in India. The route connects Mandapam in Tamil Nadu to the island of Rameswaram, and with this route you will fall in love instantly.
5) The Konkan Railway
Route :- Ratnagiri > Mangalore
This train route is also an example of the high spirits of the engineers of this country, who constructed this marvel battling against frequent landslides. Pummeling through hills, passing through its vast 91 tunnels, flying over more than 2000 bridges and through the Western Ghats.
6) The Nilgiri Hill Queen
Route :- Mettupalayam > Udhagamandalam (Ooty)
Going through tea plantations, the steam engine train covers 46 km to Ooty in four and a half hours. The Nilgiri Express is one of the Mountain Railways of India which crosses through the hills of Nilgiri ranges and offers stunning view of nature around.
7) The Goan Express
Route :- Vasco Da Gama > Londa
This train route offers a breathtaking sight of the Dudhsagar Waterfalls, the one we saw in the movie “Chennai Express”. The Londa Junction is the nearest railway station for those who want to pay a visit to the falls.