Be on a route to any destination in India and you will certainly find it thrilling and interesting. It is rightly said considering the fascinating and exciting trails India boasts of. So, why not plan a trip to some awe-inspiring and exhilarating routes which will leave you astonished.
Being the largest rail network in Asia, it is next to impossible for India to not possess exciting routes, be it through forests, valleys, hills or tunnels. Talking about rail tunnels, India is also home to several longest rail tunnels which are completely immersed in perpetual darkness. How about passing through these gloomy tunnels and experiencing the darkest corners of India?
1) Pir Panjal
Lying in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas in the beautiful state of Jammu & Kashmir, Pir Panjal Rail Tunnel is the longest tunnel in India starting at Banihal and stretching till Hillar Shahabad. The total length of this tunnel is 7 miles approximately. How about finding yourself in the longest tunnel and experiencing the darkest rail journey?
With an approximate length of 4.5 miles, Sangaldan Tunnel is the second longest tunnel in India and hosts an amazing rail track passing through utter darkness. If you have never made noise on the trains while passing through tunnels, then Sangaldan Tunnel should be on your bucket list. Apart from experiencing the tunnel, you can also enjoy the surreal beauty of the Himalayas once you moved out of this profound tunnel.
Located in the charming state of Maharashtra, Karbude Tunnel was the longest ever railway tunnel until Pir Panjal Tunnel captured the frame. Under the division of Konkan Railway, Karbude Tunnel has always been popular amongst rail travellers. With the length of around 4 miles, this wonderfully built tunnel is no less than a wonder on account of its location amid greenery and hills.
Started in 1997, Natuwadi Tunnel stretches up to the length of 2.7 miles and runs between Karanjadi and Diwan Khavati stations. Natuwadi Tunnel is the second longest and darkest tunnel in Maharashtra and is a part of Konkan Railway. Even though there is nothing to watch inside the tunnel, there is a lot in store around Natuwadi Tunnel to explore.
Running between Ratnagiri and Nivasar, Tike Tunnel is also one of the longest tunnels coming under the division of Konkan Railway. With an approximate length of 2.4 miles, Tike Tunnel was constructed in 1997 and is nestled beautifully on the rocky plains of Maharashtra. The beauty around the tunnel is the reason behind its popularity, which is spread across forests and rolling hills. So, why not get yourself through this deep gloomy tunnel in Maharashtra and experience the best of train journeys?