Best backpacking journeys in India by train

Majority of us have fond childhood memories of those vacations we took with our family where we had to rush to the train station and argue about who got the window seat. Since then, travelling by train has definitely improved, with more destinations and shorter transit time. Also, nowadays train travel booking has become so easy, one can just download a travel app like MakeMyTrip and get on their ideal getaway, with the Indian Railway having almost the majority of passengers of public transport across India, getting a ticket is as simple as using the MakeMyTrip app as well.

Since people are avoiding flights for the time being and finding taking buses for long journeys to still be uncomfortable, using a train for your next holiday is a great choice. All the below train journeys take you to beautiful destinations where you can simply get the best hostel booking or stay in a great bed and breakfast or traveler hostel or book an Apartment to enjoy your stay.  So, for all the travelers who enjoy travelling by train, looking for a budget holiday or simply want a worry-free travel- below are some amazing train journeys in India that you can take for your next holiday.

  1. Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling : The journey takes you from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling where you can spot Kanchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world). Since the train journey takes you to Darjeeling which is a hill station from Jalpaiguri that is a plain, you will get the chance to spot a variety of landscapes like tea gardens and forests as well as a climate change. Also Darjeeling is known to have some of the best tea in the world that you can sample and even take back home with you!
  2.  Vasco Da Gama to Londa : This train trip takes you to Londa in Karnataka from the Vasco Da Gama in Goa. As you move up the hilly western ghats you get to see green forests. The scenery soon changes to mountains and mighty waterfalls adding to the fresh air. As an added bonus you will pass through vibrant and clean Goan villages. Take this journey right after the monsoon to enjoy the scenery including the waterfalls.
  3. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer : Travelling through the Thar desert from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer is just magical. Normally people think that this is a boring journey through barren land. However travelling through the never ending desert is something that everyone should experience at least once. As you travel through the desert villages, you will see vibrant and colourful huts, desert vegetation and so many camels! But the best part of this journey comes from the sunrise in the deserts which are some of the best in the country.

So whether you like travelling through the Himalayas, by sleepy villages or through a mighty desert, taking a train journey is something everyone should add to their list today. You can get your ticket for an IRCTC booking and also get PNR status, live train status all through the MakeMyTrip app. So get to planning your trip today!