“Always the journey, never the destination”
The charm of a train journey is nonpareil. As the train sweeps past through the countryside, forests, mountains, one cannot help but look outside the window to enjoy the scenery and the gifts that nature has bestowed upon us. Here we have the list of the most beautiful train journeys:
The Glacier Express, Switzerland
Known as Europe’s slowest train, the Glacier Express connects Zermatt to St. Moritz in the Engadin skiing area. It passes through the snowy unforgettable Swiss mountains, perfect for a romantic journey.
Trans-Harz Railway, Germany
The panoramic view from the Trans-Harz Railway will leave you in awe. The 60.47 km narrow-gauge train runs in the north-south axis of Harz in Germany, giving the passengers an explicit behold of the beautiful Harz mountains.
The Bergen Railway, Norway
Bergen Railway connects Oslo to Bergen and is considered to be one of the most amazing Norwegian railways. The journey includes some of the most beautiful landscapes in Norway including low lands continuing through forests and past lakes towards the mountains ending in fjords, waterfalls, and small rivers.
Konkan Railway, India
It connects the Goa-Karnataka border and passes through the mountains and a 600 m waterfall. The view is exceptional, a perfect embodiment of Incredible India.
Blue Train, South Africa
One of the most luxurious train journeys, often occupied by presidents and important ministers is a 27-hours journey that covers 1600 km and will give an insight into the heart of Africa. From bare mountains to desert landscapes, grasslands to amazing wildlife, the scenic view is a fantasy for all.
Rovos Rail, South Africa
A 90s establishment is here to give you an exotic feeling of the old times, and a vintage exploration of the African sophisticated life. The view that unfolds beyond the window will take you on a time trip.
TranzAlpine, New Zealand
It covers the Southern Island and runs between Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, and Greymouth.
The Ghan, Australia
It is the longest passenger train as it covers 2,979 km in almost 4 days. From Adelaide to Darwin, The Ghan covers the best of South Australia.
West Highland Line, Scotland
It is fondly remembered as the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter film. It covers the highlands of Scotland to Central Scotland.
Southern Railways, India
This train ride takes us through one of the five sea bridges and covers most of India’s southern peninsula, and extends from Mangalore on the west coast to Kanyakumari in the south.
Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
With 120 stops across Russia and a 9300 km journey, the Trans Siberian railway will blow your mind with exotic Siberian landscapes and the cities midway.
El Chepe, Mexico
This ride covers landscapes of Sierra Tarahumara, from canyons to waterfalls, strange valleys to lakes, and forests. The train is swarming with locals and tourists all the time.