13 Reasons Why India Is Best Discovered Through Train Journeys

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Train rides have a special place in the psyche of every Indian, especially the youth. They are an inseparable part of adventures whether it is the first school outing, family trip or the maiden college trip with friends (without any supervision). Not only do trains take us to the farthest corners of the country, but every journey comes with a unique set of experiences, cuisines and vistas.

Sure, there are problems with the Indian railways. From the abysmal state of the washrooms to the inordinate delays; the rails can get to the best of us. However, it still beats the monotony of air travel. Here is what makes train rides special:

1: Because you can open the gate and feel the pleasant breeze in your face. 

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2: Because at every station the chaiwalla will serve you steaming cup of tea for 5 rupees, no more.

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3: You can keep your luggage close and family closer. 

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4: Where else do you find time and space for family bonding.

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4: They are pocket friendly.

It doesn't matter whether you buy air tickets on sale or during off-season, they always turn out to be more expensive than the train tickets. If it isn't urgent or too inconvenient, train is the way to go. 

5: Lie down, sit, squat, stand or walk; it is a free for all. 

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5: A view like this.

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Or This.

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7: You can skip the hell of airport security.

The three layer airport security, sometimes even four, is a total buzz total kill. Don't you just hate emptying your bags and opening every little pocket of your wallet only to fill them up all over again.

8: You will be a proud Indian when you cross these architectural marvels.

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And this

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There is so much to see and experience in a train. Mountains, bridges, valleys; you name it.

9: Some trains treat you like royalty.

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10: Thank the Gods for no turbulence!!

12: Train stations are iconic buildings in the heart of the city.

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Which mode of transport do you prefer? Please share your comments below.

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INDIAN RAILWAYS!!! you are the best......
Fri 05 20 16, 09:55 · Reply · Report
You are right Anmol! Train rides are for everyone unlike the plane journeys which are silently meant only for the upper earning class. Cheap train tickets at least in India have served as a boon to people. The pictures you have chosen are very beautiful too.
Sun 01 10 16, 18:14 · Reply · Report
The great rail journeys are a part of every Indian I feel and your article has just ticked the right boxes for sure. The pictures you have put up are rather inspirational and I think a lot of people will now change their views after reading this and travel by a train more often.
Sun 01 10 16, 14:16 · Reply · Report
Though I always prefer travelling by planes when it comes to travelling alone because we reach faster but rail holidays with families are the best. I love that we can see such a range of sceneries out of the window and the sound of the engine is nice music at times.
Sun 01 10 16, 10:18 · Reply · Report
Wow! What an article. I too feel travelling by trains are always better than air journeys. Though there is a difference when it comes to time but nothing can simply beat the essence of great rail journeys. Besides, who actually cares about time when you are a on a vacation with the closest people.
Sat 01 09 16, 13:13 · Reply · Report
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