7 Most Scenic Train Journeys In India

7 Most Scenic Train Journeys In India

Indian Railways covers some of the longest train journeys in India. Indian Railways ranks 5 amongst the rail transport network size by connecting all states and destinations. And as soon as we think about the train, we usually remember our childhood playing with toy trains or immediately can hear the whistle of the train in our head. And if you have traveled by train, you must know what a memorable experience it can be with scenic views and train food. So, gear up to experience some of India's most scenic train journeys listed below. 


1.Himalyan Queen ( Kalka to Shimla)

Traveling by this "toy train" is a must if you love to experience the beauty of nature right on your palms. From pine trees to valleys to forests, this train passes through 102 tunnels. It is one of the longest train journeys in India by toy train. 


2. Vasco Da Gama – Londa ( Goa Train)

This train passes through Western ghats and the Konkan Coast, making way for one of the most beautiful train journeys with the view of Dudhsagar Waterfalls. With the view of iconic forests, lush green valleys, and adventurous tunnels, this train covers the journey between Goa and the southern states of India. 


3. Darjeeling Toy Train

Darjeeling Railway is all about the tiny and slow toy train that covers the distance between Ghum and Darjeeling. The train passes through the famous tea garden and makes its way from tiny villages. However, the best moment in this slow and one of the longest train journeys in India by toy train is the view of Kanchenjunga you get to experience when the train stops for 10 minutes. 


4. Nilgiri Mountain Railway

How many of you correctly remember the visuals of Shahrukh Khan dancing on "Chaiyya Chaiyya" on the top of the train amongst the forest? Well, the song was shot on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Just like another toy train, this train covers destinations from Mettupalayam to Ooty gradually making it a slow and one of the longest train journeys in India. 


5. Desert Queen (Jaisalmer-Jodhpur)

This train offers a different kind of experience altogether by making its route through golden deserts, sand dunes, wildlife, and barren lands. For anyone who is looking for a different experience, this is a perfect train journey with one of the most scenic views. 


6. Golden Chariot Route (Bangalore  to Goa)

One of the most luxurious trains in India, this journey offers the experience of Indian Heritage on a train. This train covers 7 days passing through places like Goa, Mysore, etc., making it one of the longest train journeys in India. It has AC cabinets, spa, massage rooms, lounge, fitted tv, etc., to make this 7-day long journey a lifetime of an experience for the travelers. 


7. Kashmir Valley Railway (Jammu To Baramulla)

Despite being one of the most difficult train projects in India, this train made its way into the beautiful valleys of Kashmir. Travelers experience some of the most scenic views and the most thrilling places, including the earthquake zones! The train passes through snow-covered mountains, and this is one of the coldest journeys travelers cover by train. 

Now is the time to gear up your backpacks, cover some of the longest train journeys in India and experience these scenic views!