Top 5 Rail-Routes to Explore

Posted at June 8th, 2019 | by Shank | in Events, Featured, India Tour, Travel

A great way to explore the fascinating and lush environs of India is to travel by train, as the rail-routes zig-zag their way through some pristine locations which are otherwise out of reach. Check out below, some of the best journeys travellers can undertake via the ever-present Indian Railways:
  1. Konkan Railway:

    This stretch of tracks covers India’s gloriously lush Western Ghats from Mumbai and Goa down south to the state of Kerala, running in line with the Arabian Sea. It crosses over a thousand bridges and is more than 400 miles long. The Mandovi Express runs through this route and heads from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Madgaon, which is famed for its Portuguese influences. The monsoons are the best time to travel this green and rich landscape.Image result for Konkan Railway:
  1. Desert Railway:

    Rajasthan’s foremost destinations, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, are connected by this stretch of railway and these two cites, historically famous for its forts and valleys represent the best of what this royal part of India has to offer. This voyage will take travellers on a desert safari on a rich comfortable journey through an arid but charming part of the country. Starting from Delhi, the route wanders into the Thar Desert and ends at Jaipur.
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  1. Golden Chariot:

     The Southern Splendor tour brought to travellers by Golden Chariot is a trip that links all of South India’s major attractions. Starting from India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore, and going from Tamil Nadu’s capital rich in culture, Madras and goes on to Pondicherry, which is famed for its association with the French. From there, the train will take its course to the temple city of Madurai and Kochi. Finally ending at Kerala, and Kanyakumari.
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  1. Kangra Valley Railway:

    Northern India’s Kangra Valley is home to well-maintained tea gardens and an array of spectacular mountains, and tickets for this journey (starting from Pathankot in Punjab and heading west to Himachal Pradesh’s Joginder Nagar) are super affordable as well. Exploring the upper regions of India has never been cheaper. 33 stops fall along this route which is scenic and also choc-a-bloc with locals boarding the train for short journeys in between.
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  1.  Nilgiri Express:

     A shorter but nevertheless, memorable trip can be undertaken from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam, both located in Tamil Nadu. This may not be significant in terms of length but the Nilgiri Express more than makes up for it in terms of beauty and atmosphere. The aura of these locales are best experienced in s slow journey where travellers can soak in the mountain air in all its glory. Crossing 16 tunnels, 208 curves, and 250 bridges, this train ride is a fantastic way to spend time in Southern India.
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