Best Train Journeys Across East & North East India

Darjeeling often called the Queen of the Hills is one of the most happening tourist destinations in India. This beautiful city offers many attractions and one of them is the UNESCO heritage Toy Train which still runs through the busy hill town. 

Experience a toy train ride in Darjeeling and enjoy the sights from the windows of the mini train chugging along the tracks. Just like Darjeeling, there are many other destinations across Eastern and North Eastern India that tourists can explore. 

Lush green valleys, lofty mountains, tumultuous rivers, undulating landscapes, varied flora, diverse fauna attract scores of nature lovers and adventure freaks to this region. 

Indian railways cover the extensive parts of East & North East India and cover famous destinations including Darjeeling, Assam, Silchar, and many other parts.

New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling on the Toy Train


How about having a rail-journey at the highest railway station in the world? A joy-ride through some of the most amazing Himalayan environment should not be missed by any chance. 

The toy Train from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling,the hill-queen of West Bengal gives us some of the most beautiful travel experiences. 

The breathtaking views of the bewitching Kanchenjunga, the lush tea estates, the stunning rivers and the winding hilly curve- this rail journey gives you all!

The Toy Train between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling is one of the oldest rail outs in India and in 1999 it was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site.

New Delhi to Ledo, Assam on Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express


To be precise, this involves actually two trains, but in order to experience some fascinating travelling moments you can surely skip the first half. 

The second half of the journey starts from New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal and ends in Ledo via Tinsukia in Assam. This particular stretch comprises of several vast green paddy fields, tea and coffee plantations and a hugely diverse and dynamic topography.

Guwahati to Silchar


If you want to explore the north-eastern Indian flavour, you must travel via rails. When the train moves on through the lush green valley of Haflong, the enthralling River Jatinga, the serpentine tracks along the river bank, the vast verges of tea plantations at the Barak Valley, you know you are in Assam. 

The train route from Guwahati to Silchar via Lumding is a must-take rail-journey for travellers who seek to feel the nature a little more intimately.

Koraput to Rayagada


Another enthralling rail-journey that gives you some stunning downhill experiences from the altitude of 800 mts at Koraput to Rayagad at 200 mts. The surrounding dense forests add a more glamourous touch to the journey.

Siliguri to Alipurduar via Hasimara


This amazing rail-journey would let you travel through some stunning wild environments. The train from Siliguri to Alipurduar runs through numerous streams, falls, tea estates and interestingly four beautiful wildlife sanctuaries - Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Jaldapara Sanctuary, Chapramari forest and the Buxa Tiger Reserve. 

It would never be an impossible situation when you encounter some wild animals such as elephants waiting to cross the track while you pass by.

Bhubaneshwar to Brahmapur


If you’re a travel freak and submit yourself onto the nature when it beckons, you must have visited Chilika Lake,the stunning tourist attraction in Odisha. But most people reach the destination via roadways. 

Not many people opt for this morning train trip from Bhubaneshwar to Brahmapur running through a beautiful surrounding of the Eastern Ghats. This wonderful train-journey through the vast greenery and mountains up to the ever beautiful Chilika would always be a special memory for you.

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