Travel Tips: These are the most beautiful railway tracks in the world, you will fall in love not only with the destination but also with the way!
Sometimes it seems like the road never ends. The path seems more lovely than the destination. Sometimes time passes by looking at the high mountains of the Himalayas, sometimes the car passes through snowy areas. While playing hide and seek in the tunnel, it is never known when the train will reach that place.
Some of the best places in India are on these railway lines. These railway lines pass through the iconic Himalayan valleys and mountains, from the lush forests of the Western Ghats to the sea bridges. If you are fond of traveling, then try traveling on this route of India sometime.
You must have heard about many of them and would also like to visit them. These railway lines pass through beautiful mountains whose view you will never forget. You will feel like this journey will never end.
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Kalka Shimla Railway
The Kalka-Shimla Toy Train is a popular way to reach Shimla. This railway line was completed in 1903 and is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in India. It covers a distance of 96 kms with 20 railway stations, 103 tunnels, and 800 bridges.
The entire journey from Kalka near Chandigarh takes around 5 hours. During this journey, you get to see many beautiful views, and the long tunnels, steep hills, and their way make the whole journey a memorable journey for sure. The snow falling here also gives you a different feeling.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
It is the only meter gauge rack railway in India. The highlight of a visit to the hill station of Ooty is the toy train that runs on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway built by the British to Chennai. This railway line is built between rocky terrain and densely forested hills. The 46-kilometer track runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor and passes through 32 bridges and 16 tunnels. The best views are from Mettupalayam to Coonoor.
Darjeeling Toy Train
The Darjeeling Toy Train, also known as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, is one of the oldest historical mountain railways in India. It takes travelers from the low hills of the Eastern Himalayas to the steep hills and lush green tea gardens of Darjeeling.
The railway line is 80 km from New Jalpaiguri in the state of West Bengal to Darjeeling via Siliguri, Kurseong, and Ghoom. If you don't have much time to travel, two-hour joy rides from Darjeeling are popular. The beautiful hills of Kangchenjunga range can be seen from here.
Mumbai - Goa
If you want to see the Sahyadri hills, if you can, take the Mandovi Express from Mumbai to Goa. The train journey will take you through the awe-inspiring valleys of the Sahyadris and the most beautiful views of the Arabian Sea. Mandovi Express is a part of Konkan Railway.
Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram
Island Express is a two-hour train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram. The train journey feels like a scene straight out of a storybook. The train runs along Palm Tree Avenue, a densely forested area.
You get to see refreshing green hills all around you. On this trip, you will feel like you are a part of a Hollywood movie.