As a frequent traveler with trains, My connection with them goes a long way to my childhood times. I have done many train journeys while exploring the country. Traveling through Bhubaneswar to Koraput is one train route that especially admire because of its scenic views and clean train.
The 'Hirakhand Express' that travels from capital city of Odisha to Jagadalpur in Chattisgarh. This passes through Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh and takes a detour towards Rayagadha in the mountains and then crosses many valleys and descends towards Koraput and further to the state of Chattisgarh.
I have availed two opportunities of traveling on this route in last two years and have found this route to be very pleasant. I think this is among the most beautiful train routes in India as it cris-crosses through the Ghats, mountains, valleys, and many tunnels. Pictures shared here does not do the complete justice with the landscape, scenery, and people.