10 Most Beautiful Train Journeys in India

By: Satish Padhiyar

These train journeys showcase the diverse and stunning landscapes of India. From the misty mountains of the Himalayas to the sun-soaked beaches of Goa, each journey offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

1. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Known as the "Toy Train," this narrow-gauge railway offers breathtaking views of the Eastern Himalayas.

2. The Konkan Railway

Running along India's west coast, the Konkan Railway journey from Mumbai to Goa is a scenic delight.

3. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Another "Toy Train," this journey takes you from Mettupalayam to Ooty through the picturesque Nilgiri Hills.

4. The Palace on Wheels

A luxury train journey through Rajasthan, the Palace on Wheels offers a regal experience. The journey covers iconic cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer, showcasing royal palaces, forts, and vibrant culture.

5. The Kalka-Shimla Railway

This narrow-gauge railway connects Kalka with the hill station of Shimla. Known for its scenic beauty, the route passes through more than 100 tunnels and over 800 bridges

6. The Mandovi Express

Running between Mumbai and Goa, the Mandovi Express is famous for its coastal scenery. The journey includes views of lush green fields, picturesque villages, and the serene beauty of the Konkan coast.

7. The Goa Express

This train journey from Vasco da Gama to Londa Junction offers a beautiful ride through the Western Ghats. Passengers can enjoy views of waterfalls, dense forests, and the Dudhsagar Falls.

8. The Kashmir Valley Railway

Connecting Baramulla and Banihal, this route offers a mesmerizing journey through the Kashmir Valley.

9. The Matheran Hill Railway

This narrow-gauge railway connects Neral to the hill station of Matheran. The journey is known for its charming, slow-paced ride through dense forests, deep valleys, and quaint mountain landscapes.

10. The Deccan Odyssey

A luxury train that travels through Maharashtra, Goa, and beyond, the Deccan Odyssey offers an opulent experience.

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