Will there be anyone who doesn’t like train journey? Well, I guess no one. It gives lot many memories to everyone if you are the person who mingles with everyone. Sometimes, this is the place where you can explore life.
Indian Railways is one of the largest rail networks in the world and these 10 longest train journeys in India are the ones that everyone should experience.
1. Vivek Express – Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari
Named after Swami Vivekananda, this weekly train was introduced on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Indian philosopher and seer. Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari Vivek Express is also the ninth longest train route in the world and passes through eight states of the country. The distance covered is 4,233 kilometres.
2. Himsagar Express – Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari
If you want to make the pilgrimage to the shrine at Vaishno Devi, then this weekly train travels across 12 states in the country and is scheduled to stop at 67 stations. The distance covered is 3,709 kilometres.
3. Ten Jammu Express – Tirunelveli Jammu
It covers a distance of 3,631 kilometers. The train goes through 11 states and runs once a week. Of the 523 stations en route, it stops at 62 stations and has a running time of about 71 hours and 20 minutes.
4. Navyug Express – Mangalore to Jammu
The Navyug Express runs for over 68 hours and 10 minutes and stops at 58 scheduled stations en route. This weekly express passes through 15 states. The distance covered is 3,607 kilometres.
5. Guwahati Express – Thiruvananthapuram to Guwahati
Running for about 65 hours, the train halts at 48 stations. This express is also scheduled to run once a week and travels through seven states. The distance covered is 3,553 kilometres.
6. Dibrugarh Express – Yeshwantpur (Bengaluru) to Dibrugarh
It has a total running time of 70 hours and 45 minutes. Some of the important cities that this train goes through are Dimapur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, and Bengaluru. The distance covered is 3,547 kilometres.
7. Raptisagar Express – Eranakulam (Kochi) to Barauni (Bihar)
It covers eight states of the country and the train’s scheduled running time is 60 hours and 35 minutes. The train is a weekly express and stops at about 60 stations on its route from the south western corner of the country to its eastern destination. The distance covered is 3,438 kilometres.
8. Amritsar Kochuveli Express – Amritsar to Kochuveli (Thiruvananthapuram)
With a running time of about 57 hours and 20 minutes and 24 halts in between, this weekly train covers one of the longest routes in the country. The distance covered is 3,295 kilometres. The Amritsar Kochuveli Express leaves the north western frontier of the country and traverses seven states to make it to the southern end of the country.
9. Dehradun Kochuveli Superfast Express – Dehradun to Kochuveli (Thiruvananthapuram)
Covering nine states, this Dehradun Kochuveli express travels from the capital of Uttarakhand right up to the capital of Kerala in the south and cover a distance of about 3,154 kilometres with a running time of some 57 hours and 25 minutes.
10. Kerala Sampark Kranti Express – Chandigarh to Kochuveli (Thiruvananthapuram)
The train has a scheduled running time of about 53 hours and 50 minutes and halts at 19 stations. This bi-weekly train travels across nine states of the country. The distance covered is 3,090 kilometres.
If we missed any train that covers longest distance in this list, please share us in the comments. By the way, did you travel through any of these trains? What was your experience? We would absolutely love to hear from you.