Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India

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Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India by Gunjan Upreti
Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India by Gunjan Upreti

"If all journeys are teachers, it may well be that a journey to India is the greatest teacher of all" - Ed Hanley

A photographer, Ed Hanley, recently visited India and undertook the longest train journey, from Dibrugarh, Assam to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. Believe it or not, the course of the journey is 85 hours, covering a distance of 4,273 kilometre. 

Hanley published a photo-essay on the 85-hour journey. Here are a few of his best pictures, with Hanley’s accompanying captions.

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 1/17 by Gunjan Upreti

So, what is there to do for 85 hours on a train? No shortage of things, it turns out, especially shopping.

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 2/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 3/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 4/17 by Gunjan Upreti

A young acrobat boarded the train at Jagiroad, Assam, performing an astonishing floor routine of tumbles and cartwheels down the aisle, hoping for donations. 

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On the train, you can eat, drink tea,

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 6/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 7/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Watch Charlie Chaplin movies,

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 8/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Read,

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 9/17 by Gunjan Upreti

or just hang out, watching the world go by.

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 10/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Combs, nail clippers, soap, peanuts or tea… these guys have you covered.

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 11/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Evening on a trestle bridge across the Mahanadi River in Odisha.

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A boy begs for money between cars at Guwahati Junction, Assam

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 13/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Mr Upper Berth, outside Cuttack, Odisha

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 14/17 by Gunjan Upreti

An RPF officer guards the door of the 3 tier AC car outside Diphu, Assam.

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A glimpse into a packed unreserved (aka Second Class) car at Vellore Railway Station, Tamil Nadu

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7:07am, Trivandrum Central, Kerala

Photo of Dibrugarh To Kanyakumari : 4,273 Kilometre, 85 Hours , 57 Stations & The Longest Train Ride In India 17/17 by Gunjan Upreti

Read his original photo essay here.

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