What makes train travel so appealing is that it often bypasses the edges of cities, winds through vast landscapes and brings you closer to nature. It is worth the trip as you will be away from crowded areas and travel on a train closer to nature. This train has a powerful engine that pulls freight cars through difficult terrain and allows you to experience unique and beautiful scenery.
Some of the world’s most beautiful train journeys pass through rugged glaciers, tunnels, and spectacular alpine landscapes. You’ll also cross shimmering streams, bringing with you the scent of barns, endless meadows, and lush farms along the way. Join these eight unforgettable train journeys and be amazed by breathtaking views that are straight out of an emotional movie.
Konkan Railway, India
Nature’s bounty takes many forms and here on the border of Goa and Karnataka it manifests itself in the form of Dudhsagar Falls. A 600 meter high waterfall cascades down the hill like a stream of milk. When trains, especially Goa-bound Southern Railway trains, pass over the bridge over Dudhsagar Falls, passengers are mesmerized by the majestic view. The cool breeze carrying water droplets creates a mystical atmosphere, and nature reveals its best. Don’t miss riding this train.
Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
The Trans-Siberian railway is the longest train journey ever, spanning 9300 km and making 120 stops across Russia. This amazing 6-day and 5-hour ride cover a record 8 time zones and passes through many breathtaking spots in Russia. It’s truly a delight to experience this incredible journey!
Southern Railway, India
Experience an extraordinary train journey on the Sea Bridge, also known as Pamban Bridge, one of the five sea bridges in India. This journey will serve as India’s only link along the parallel road bridge over the Palk Strait. At 2.3 km long, it held the record as India’s longest bridge until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sealink (5.6 km) in 2010. Indian Railways runs daily trains from Mandapam to Pamban and tickets can be booked from his IRCTC official website.
Grand Canyon Railway, USA
From Williams, enjoy a breathtaking 2.5-hour drive along the southern portion of Grand Canyon National Park. The 105km train journey is full of gorgeous scenery. Enjoy the best of Grand Canyon National Park on this breathtaking ride. A great wheel experience is waiting for you.
TranzAlpine, New Zealand
Running between Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, and Greymouth on the South Island, the TranzAlpine offers an incredible train ride. From the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps, the river valleys of Waimakariri River to Arthurs Pass, and finally to the iconic Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, this journey showcases the best of the South Island. The train ride takes you through a world of breathtaking views, featuring alpine villages, rainforests, gorges, and tunnels. What more could a wanderer possibly ask for?
Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
Rocky Mountaineers travel through Canada’s breathtaking altitudes and difficult terrain, showcasing the beauty of Western Canada. This route will visit famous locations such as Seattle, Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and Calgary. Majestic mountains and rugged landscapes add to the charm of this exciting journey. Canada, known for its natural beauty, shines in all its glory during this scenic train journey.