Breathtakingly beautiful views of mountain ranges, lush greenery, waterfalls and a lot more makes the train routes of India a great attraction worth trying. People who are planning to book flights tickets to India will certainly not be disappointed by taking one of these trips.
India is brimming with places that can catch interest of even the most blasé travellers. Among the many unique experiences that India offers, a scenic journey to one of the routes is one. There is a number of stunning railway routes that offer an amazing experience to the travellers. Here are just five of them.
Konkan Railway [Ratnagiri-Madgaon-Honnavar-Mangalore]
A train journey to Konkan is absolutely unforgettable. Lush greenery, stunning water bodies and jaw dropping vistas of the surrounding makes it one of the most beautiful train travels in India. People who are planning to book flights tickets to India and are looking for a unique experience should try the tour that starts from Ratnagiri (city in Maharashtra), crosses via Madgaon (Goa), Honnavar (Karnataka) and finally stops at Mangalore (Karnataka). The route is renowned for its unique panoramas of the Mighty and Beautiful ‘Sahyadri’ ranges, breathtaking curves, gorgeous lakes and river bridges.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway [New Jalpaiguri-Ghum-Darjeeling]
Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, Darjeeling Himalayan railway is a magnificent route that provides nature lovers a sheer treat of sightseeing. It is the oldest mountain railway in India. The railway is admired for its amazing loops that help the train in advancing with as it not only keeps the ascent natural but also offers panoramic views of the hills covered in sheer beauty. The most charming loop of them all is the “Batasia Loop”. It offers spectacular views of the ever charming Darjeeling Town and the Mighty Mount Kanchenjunga. Winters are perfect to join the tour as at this time, the route’s beauty goes at its peak.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway [Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Ooty]
As travellers will cross through the rolling hills of the blue hills of Nilgiri, it is impossible not to admire the views. Those who are blocking tickets on flights to India and have a love for scenic routes should definitely not miss this. As you start the trip, you will witness a number of bridges and tunnels that makes the route even more charming. British legacy speaks its own language here when the steam locomotive makes the good old vintage sound. The tour starts from Mettupalayam, passes through the beautiful Cooonoor(Tamil Nadu) and finally stops at the centre of attraction Ooty (Tamil Nadu).
Kashmir Valley Railway [Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla]
The young mountain ranges of Himalayas are surely not to be missed as they offer absolutely gorgeous views of Kashmir. Hordes of travellers who book tickets on flights to Kashmir come to experience the journey of this route. Many bridges and tunnels come en route as the train passes through Jammu, Udhampur, Srinagar and finally to Baramulla (all these places are in the state of Jammu and Kashmir). Vistas of the lush cliffs passes are simply spectacular. Also, en route you can spot the making of world’s highest railway bridge. Once it is completed, it will be the highest railway bridge in the world and the crowd puller setting international travellers on a mad scramble for tickets on flights. There are a lot of other things to see in this route.
Goa Express [Vasco Da Gama to Londa]
Internationally admired for its stunning beaches, Goa also offers its visitors one of the most amazing tours in India. Exquisite waterfalls, lush greenery and a number of other charms make it a route worth travelling for nature lovers. Centre of the attraction in this route is of course, ‘The Dudhsagar Falls’. These attractive falls can make even the most tired soul feel refreshed a re-energized. The tour is very short as it starts from Vasco Da Gama (Goa) and ends in Londa (Goa) but in that short period of time, one can have an experience of a lifetime. Globetrotters who have booked flights tickets to Goa and wish to explore something more than beaches should definitely try this route.