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In Pictures: 7 Most Picturesque Train Routes in India
 
Chennai-Rameswaram, Sethu Express - This bridge has historical significance and as per mythology, this bridge was built by Lord Rama so as to rescue his wife, Sita and is considered one of the holiest places in India. The train journey offers breathtaking views and the thrill doubles when it crosses the restricted Pamban Bridge.

Chennai-Rameswaram, Sethu Express - This bridge has historical significance and as per mythology, this bridge was built by Lord Rama so as to rescue his wife, Sita and is considered one of the holiest places in India. The train journey offers breathtaking views and the thrill doubles when it crosses the restricted Pamban Bridge.

Udhagamandalam-Coonnor, Nilgiri Mountain Railway - This railway line in Tamil Nadu was set up in the British era and covers a distance of 26kms. The train journey goes through 16 tunnels and a number of twists and turns. It runs on the Rack and Pinion’ system and the travellers witness some of the most pictorial sights of Ooty and nearby hills.

Udhagamandalam-Coonnor, Nilgiri Mountain Railway - This railway line in Tamil Nadu was set up in the British era and covers a distance of 26kms. The train journey goes through 16 tunnels and a number of twists and turns. It runs on the Rack and Pinion’ system and the travellers witness some of the most pictorial sights of Ooty and nearby hills.

Kalka-Shimla, Himalayan Queen - The Himalayan Queen is known to have completed the steepest track built during British India. The train takes you through 102 tunnels and 82 bridges covering 96kms and is a treat for nature enthusiasts and those looking to relax and rejuvenate.

Kalka-Shimla, Himalayan Queen - The Himalayan Queen is known to have completed the steepest track built during British India. The train takes you through 102 tunnels and 82 bridges covering 96kms and is a treat for nature enthusiasts and those looking to relax and rejuvenate.

Ratnagiri-Madgaon-Honnavar-Mangalore, Konkan Railway - Ideal for nature lovers, the Konkan Railway that runs from Ratnagiri to Mangalore via Madgaon, Honnavar and Mangalore not only braces you with sights of the vast Arabian Sea, dancing waterfalls, but also the mighty and pristine Sahyadri Mountains. The train covers a distance of 741km and takes you through 3 states namely Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.

Ratnagiri-Madgaon-Honnavar-Mangalore, Konkan Railway - Ideal for nature lovers, the Konkan Railway that runs from Ratnagiri to Mangalore via Madgaon, Honnavar and Mangalore not only braces you with sights of the vast Arabian Sea, dancing waterfalls, but also the mighty and pristine Sahyadri Mountains. The train covers a distance of 741km and takes you through 3 states namely Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.

Mumbai-Goa, Mandovi Express - A train that runs between the two most exciting holiday destinations, is sure to be entertaining. The travel experience in this train is a once in a lifetime experience and offers you a glimpse into incredible India- natural beauty, lush greenery, rural villages, etc.

Mumbai-Goa, Mandovi Express - A train that runs between the two most exciting holiday destinations, is sure to be entertaining. The travel experience in this train is a once in a lifetime experience and offers you a glimpse into incredible India- natural beauty, lush greenery, rural villages, etc.

Jammu-Udhampur, Kashmir Railway - Kashmir, the heaven on Earth also needs to be explored via train. The Kashmir railway runs between Jammu and Udhampur which is a stretch of 53 kms however this might be a once in a lifetime experience. Passing through topsy turns, tunnels and a number of bridges, the passengers witness vast snow-clad mountains, gorgeous valleys and the pristine charm of the place. However, the area is also one of the most earthquake-prone zones

Jammu-Udhampur, Kashmir Railway - Kashmir, the heaven on Earth also needs to be explored via train. The Kashmir railway runs between Jammu and Udhampur which is a stretch of 53 kms however this might be a once in a lifetime experience. Passing through topsy turns, tunnels and a number of bridges, the passengers witness vast snow-clad mountains, gorgeous valleys and the pristine charm of the place. However, the area is also one of the most earthquake-prone zones

Siliguri- Newmal-Hasimara-Alipurduar, Dooars Voyage - Another railway route ideal for nature enthusiasts is the Dooars Express train route running between Siliguri (West Bengal) to Alipurduar (West Bengal).the Dooars Valley over time has emerged as a hidden gem and despite its pristine beauty and virginal charm, it remains untouched by the chaos of tourism, preserving its natural beauty.

Siliguri- Newmal-Hasimara-Alipurduar, Dooars Voyage - Another railway route ideal for nature enthusiasts is the Dooars Express train route running between Siliguri (West Bengal) to Alipurduar (West Bengal).the Dooars Valley over time has emerged as a hidden gem and despite its pristine beauty and virginal charm, it remains untouched by the chaos of tourism, preserving its natural beauty.

 
 
 
 
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