ne of the most fascinating ways of seeing the "real" India is to travel by train. Indian trains could be referred to as Mini India, as you can meet people from different states with different cultures in the same train- a wonderful way to see different colours of India at one place.

Being the second largest system in the world, Indian Railways has over 62,500 km of track laid between 7000 stations and over 11000 locomotives. Serving as lifeline of India, it joins every nook & corner of India with mainstream.

The railway platforms are like mini
bazaars, teeming with people, the appearances, and attires changing as you cross from one state to another. Fellow travellers invariably strike a conversation,
 often in remarkably good English, and you may find yourself discussing the meaning of life or denouncing your politicians.

India's pride, the fastest deluxe trains Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express give the unique opportunity of experiencing the Indian Railways at its best. These fully air-conditioned trains run between the major cities of India, and cover most comfortable

Indian Railway Plateform

journey in very less time.

Now days mostly electric engines are used by Indian Railways. However, the old world charm, steam engine can be seen pulling toy trains or the most luxurious trains of India, e.g. Palace on Wheels, and The Royal Orient. These trains are the excellent way to witness the history of India, while enjoying the luxuries of a Maharaja. Taking you on a royal odyssey, a week of splendour is well claimed to be worthy of kings.

Rated as one of the ten best luxurious train journeys in the world, Palace on Wheels chugs through Rajasthan on a journey through the former royal kingdoms of this state. Once ruled by

Luxurious Bar inside Palace on Wheels
(If interested in the detailed itineraries of Palace on Wheels or The Royal Orient, please
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kings whose presence lingers on in forbidding fortresses and fairytale palaces, now converted into museums, hotels, and restaurants where retainers serve truly royal repasts. A magic journey by The Royal Orient covers two of India's most culturally and historically vibrant states- Gujrat and Rajasthan. With the traveling mostly done in the night, your days are left free- for discovering cultural and royal delights.

For the Rail enthusiasts are the enchanting journeys by a slow toy train up to the hill resorts of Shimla, Ooty, Darjeeling, or Matheran. There is nothing to match the experience of chugging
up the hill, past little hamlets and terraced fields, making your way through tunnels and over breathtaking bridges. Its leisurely pace offers a panoramic view of changing vistas. The
invigorating air and the delights of scenic hill resorts provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Another breathtaking journey is traversing a 1000 km of the beautiful Konkan coast with the Konkan Railway. This scenic journey passes through undulating green hills, numerous waterfalls, tunnels, and nearly 2000 bridges crossing 140 rivers on the way from Mumbai to Mangalore,just north of the border of Kerala.

Toy Train running on the lush green hills of Ooty

 
So folks! Isn't it enough to charm you for taking up a train journey that would enable you to experiencing soul of India?
 
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