Best Train Journeys Across South India
South India is an oasis of geographical delights and cultural splendors. Dotted with beautiful beaches, backwaters, temples, hill stations, and wildlife destinations, South India is a wonderland teeming with different kinds of tourist attractions.
Enjoy visiting many famous destinations of South India in the comforts of the luxury and other trains. Called the lifeline of India to support these trains cover the extensive parts of South India and cover famous destinations including Kollam in Kerala
, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu
, Mangalore in Karnataka
Have a look at some of the famous trains that connect various destinations and attractions of South India.
Mandapam to Rameshwaram via Pamban
The rail journey from Mandapam to Rameswaram
via Pamban is considered one of the most dangerous rail routes in India. But we all must admit that some dangers are beautiful!
So, here we put this one on our list as it also offers one of the most amazing rail journeys in India. Running on a narrow bridge built on the turquoise Indian Ocean connecting Mandapam in Tamil Nadu to the Rameshwaram Islands, this rail journey would surely make you fall in love with it.
Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam by Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Even the word Nilgiri makes us feel so close to nature, doesn’t it? With the majestic mountains, the lush green forests and tea estates, the snow-white clouds floating on the clear blue sky-Nilgiri always spells some magic on us.
Here is that one-of-a-kind rail journey that no one should miss while travelling this part of the country. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway has been serving the travellers for more than 110 years now.
When the steam gushes from the engine and chugs off towards the beautiful hill station Ooty, you can only expect a blissful journey for another four and half hours.
Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram on Island Express
The Island Express runs between Kanyakumari
one of the oldest routes of the country.
The total two hours of the journey would let you pass through some thick greenery, long nature strips, rows of palm and coconut trees, several water bodies and some amazing village settlements. Island Express takes you on a typical South Indian voyage!
Rantagiri to Mangalore on Matsyagandha Express
Travelling through the southern parts of India has its own distinctness. The sheer abundance of greens, water-bodies and mountains those are completely different from the ones at the north and north-east India and some magnificent bridges.
The beautiful rail-route from Ratnagiri to Mangalore
via Mudgaon and Honnavar boasts all these sublime features which could be a total delight for every passenger passing through it.
Kollam to Sengottai
The rail route from Kollam to Sengottai was started a long back in 1907; since then the route has been making the travellers undergo some of the most charming rail-experiences.
Apart from all the other natural beauties the route goes through, the best part comes when it crosses the captivating Cardamom Hills.
The beauty of the route not only lies on the beautiful nature, the architecture marvel of the famous 13-arched
bridge would also make your trip a memorable one for sure.
Vizag to Arakku Valley
If you have already come across the gorgeous Bay of Bengal and now looking for something new in this region, here we propose a rail trip from the
city to the beautiful Arakku Valley to experience nature a bit closer than usual.
With the wavy Eastern Ghats, the lush green coffee plantations and the dense forests and several tunnels and falls en route, the journey from Vizag (Visakhapatnam
)to Arakku is a delight for the nature-lovers.
One more interesting note, this is among those very rare broad gauge hill railways in the country which was actually set up for carrying the iron ore from the mines of Chhattisgarh
to the port city Vizag.