Most Beautiful Train Journeys Around The World
In today’s world, people only take traveling options when it is inevitable and unavoidable. Traveling is considered as waste of money and time. We hardly realize and comprehend the actual beauty of some of the most fascinating and spectacular rides on the Earth. There are some awesome train rides across the globe where the trip itself turns into a destination. Have a look and enjoy!
1. Pride of Africa
The Pride of Africa is this train journey which is a dream come true for nature lovers. It is a 14 days trip through Cape Town, Kimberley, Pretoria, the Kruger National Park, Beit Bridge, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Lusaka and through Tanzania to Dar Es Salaam. You will not want to miss this train ride if you want to explore the beauty, majesty and the hidden grandeur of the spectacular continent at a leisurely pace.
2. Flam Railway
This is a 20 kilometers journey on train with the amazing decent of 3,000 feet into the fjords of Flam. This is one of the best tourist attractions in Norway. During the trip one can explore the most enchanting and captivating scenes of nature. The awesome Norwegian Fjords, this train will take you to the world’s longest fjord Sognafjord. The narrow passages of the way makes this ride more alluring and engrossing for its passenger. I am sure this will be the journey that you will remember for a long time.
3. Palace on Wheels
Indian history is full of stories of Rajas, Maharajas, Nawabs and their traditional lavish life styles, comfort and Luxury. At the first step on this Palace on tracks, you will find exactly what you have been promised with the name. The train that starts from Indian capital city Delhi and ends up in the royal state of Rajasthan. It offers complete luxury and comfort like no other train in the world. Just to make it more royal, the train is pulled by the steam engines. Once you reach Jaipur, an elephant will come to greet you. Camels will also offer you safari at other stop. Lunch is arranged at the Lake Palace in Udaipur, then the Great Taj Mahal will be visited; the Palace on Wheels is the most comfortable and luxurious way to explore India.
4. Trans Siberian Railway
This is going to be a never ending ride on train. This will take you to the 6000 miles journey across Russia which is a distance of one-third of the planet .
From Vladivostok across Siberia to St. Petersburg, the 19-day ride offers an experience that you can not have in any trains else where. The train has great bedrooms and dining rooms with completely private chef in order to provide its passengers with all comforts and luxury throughout the entire trip.
It is absolutely a unique feeling to carry stuff for 19 days like you carry your home with you. You tend to forget your destination as your travel becomes your destination. Traveling for more than two weeks on train will certainly remain in your mind as your unique and pleasant memories that you can cherish for the rest of your life.
5. Glacier Express
The picture speaks itself. It is slow but offers breathtaking scenery including 291 bridges, 91 tunnels and an altitude of 6,670 feet. The entire rout is about 180 miles between two mountain resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz. In totality the 8 hours ride is superb, very delightful and very enjoyable .