3 Longest Train routes in India

Indian Railways has always restored enthusiasm, adventure and excitement as the traveling days prevail in front of us. Every Indian is firm with the joy associated with travelling in Indian Railways not just because it takes us from one place to another but it allows us to capture the lush beauty of our country with its picturesque scenery through the window.
Many of us as children would fight for the window seat with our siblings just to witness the scenic fields and wave the people passing by. Indian Railways with its wide network throughout the country spreads over 115,000 km being the largest rail network in the country. Here are few of the longest rail routes you can plan to embark on next:-

Vivek Express (Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari)

This Express tops the list that operates on a weekly basis from Dinrugarh to Kanyakumari. At present, this train is the longest train journey route in India and 24th in the world. The chain of trains was started in the year 2013 to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The one from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari, covers a distance 4273 km in about 80 hours with more than 50 intermediate stoppages.

Silchar-Thiruvananthapuram Express

Thiruvananthapuram – Silchar Superfast Express is a weekly train, that was earlier known as Thiruvananthapuram Central – Guwahati Superfast Express. But on November 21, 2017, the train route was expanded, which then became Thiruvananthapuram – Silchar Superfast Express and also, the longest-running super-fast train. The train covers a distance of 3932 km in around 76 hours 35 minutes with 54 halts.

Himsagar Express (Kanyakumari to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi)

Himsagar Express running between Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra and Kanyakumari captures the third spot in the list. This weekly train traverses 12 Indian states, halts at 73 stations and covers the distance of 3785 km in about 73 hours. The train is preferred by devotees living down south wanting to visit the revered shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir.

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