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Kanika Nevatia Sep 10 2014

Which are the most scenic railway routes around the world?

Reema Bhalla Sep 10 2014
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A train route is usually just a way to reach a destination, but these exceptionally beautiful and scenic railway routes around the world are no less than a treat in themselves! Indeed they prove that the journey can be as beautiful as the destination itself!


The railway route from Banff To Vancouver, Canada covers Kamloops, Lake Louise, Calgary and many beautiful mountains and canyons. Rocky Mountaineer is undoubtedly the best train to explore this beautiful route!

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Travelling through Australia is even more beautiful through the Great Southern Rail. It passes through The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland and captures beautifully landscaped areas.

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Glacier Express is a beautiful way to explore the Swiss Alps, Switzerland. It rides over picturesque bridges surrounded by mountainous landscape, and passes through deep gorges and 91 tunnels. The route is beautiful all year round and is not to be missed.

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One of the most expensive trains in the world, Royal Scotsman covers Dundee, Aberdeen, Dalwhinnie and Perth in Scotland. It offers beautiful views of the Scottish Highlands, great food and premium scotch whiskey.

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Travel from Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria to Istanbul in Danube Express, an incredibly luxurious train, and enjoy one of the most scenic railway route in the world.

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Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the World Heritage Site Mountain Railways of India in 2008, Kalka - Shimla Railway covers beautiful villages like Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Barog, Salogra and Summerhill. The route has 102 tunnels and more than 800 bridges.

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Surrounded by lush greenery all around, the 13-arch bridge in Kazhuthurutty, Kerala offers one of the most scenic views of the place.

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While these were some of the most scenic railway routes around the world. Do check out the best railway routes in India as well, and do not forget to check your train PNR status and have a safe journey.

Beautiful, would love to travel
Vijay Chintu Dec 07 2014
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