Indian Railways network is the world's largest and most extensive. It has more than 10,000 stations and covers a distance of around 65,000 km. If you want to explore the country by rail, then you can choose from a wide range of trains. The train journeys offer spectacular views of Indian landscapes and are a great way to enjoy the monsoon season in India.
Here is the list of most scenic train rides across India during monsoon 2022
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
This railway line is located in West Bengal and was built in 1879 by British engineers to connect the hills with the plains through an all-weather route. This is one of the most beautiful routes in India as it passes through steep slopes, deep gorges, and dense forests. You will get amazing views of Kanchenjunga peak while traveling on this route.
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway - Nilgiri Mountain Railway
This railway line connects Mettupalayam town with Ooty town in Tamil Nadu state via Coonoor hill station. It covers a total distance of 80 km and offers panoramic views of tea plantations and mountains along with unique engineering structures like viaducts and tunnels.
Kalka Shimla toy train
This is one of the most popular ways to reach Shimla from Delhi and it takes around 12 hours to reach there. The trip passes through some of the most picturesque locations and offers amazing views along its route. 2nd class tickets cost around Rs 1,500 while 1st class tickets cost around Rs 3,000 per person.
The Golden Chariot Express
If you love to travel and want to explore the World in an exotic way, then the golden chariot express is one of those trains that will take you to the most beautiful places in India. It has been rated as one of the most luxurious trains in India, with a unique experience of being able to enjoy the scenic beauty and luxurious comfort while traveling. This train is also known as Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, which runs on three different routes, namely Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi, Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Mumbai and Bangalore-Hyderabad-Bangalore.
The Deccan Odyssey is another luxury train that offers you a memorable journey across Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka. This 19-day journey will take you through some amazing destinations like Lonavala, Kolhapur, Hampi, Mysore, and Belgaum among others. The Deccan Odyssey starts from Mumbai and ends at Goa passing through Pune, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri, Sawantwadi, and Kudal among others during its course.
The Golden Chariot: Goa Monsoons
Golden Chariot is one of the most popular luxury trains operating between Mumbai and Bangalore. The Golden Chariot features modern amenities like WiFi connectivity, climate control, comfortable beds, etc., making it one of the best ways to explore Goa during monsoon season!