Max Muller, a philologist has conspicuously compared love with the beauty of a blooming flower which spreads its beauty and fragrance all around. His comparison is gracefully expressed in the quote as “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Every year, 14th of February is the date to rejoice the day of love and compassion we feel for our partners. It’s the “Valentine’s Day” and the only day dedicated to express our love and endearment for our partner. Some celebrate the day with by gifting a large bouquet of vibrant flowers and some by indulging their love in a special chocolate dripping cakes/cupcakes to rejoice never-ending relationship. Looking for a unique way to celebrate this Cupid’s special day? Going on a relishing train ride is one of the most romantic ways to spend time with your partner. Being together on a journey and enjoying the natural scenery along with little extras like chocolates, roses, and entertainment would be an added delectable advantage. What could be more romantic than this? So, if you are confused about your plan for Valentine’s Day 2020, these romantic train rides are here to save you. You can spend some quality time with your partner during these rides along with tasty food in train whose beautiful memories will last for days to come.
- Kalka – Kandaghat – Shimla Train Route
This rail route was started in 1903 to connect Punjab state to the summer capital of India, Shimla. Today, this 96 km long route is a UNESCO world heritage site and also a popular tourist attraction. The Himalayan Queen train serves this route on a daily basis. It is rated as one of the top romantic places to go with your valentine. There are plenty of fascinating picturesque scenery along the way. The beautiful scenic views of small villages, green fields, colorful blooming flowers, and long tunnels along the way will hit your heart just as Cupid’s arrow strikes. The lovely views of Himachal hills and valleys are nothing but stuff for romance.Also, Hop on and Hop off service in Kalka Shimla route was started in 2018
Mettupalayam – Ooty Train Route
If you are on a visit to Ooty, then you can’t afford to miss Nilgiri himalayan railways. Hop on the steam engine toy train with your partner to experience the natural beauty of Nilgiri mountains in its full glory. The journey starts from Mettupalayam in TamilNadu and ends at Udhagamandalam, popularly known as Ooty. It is a perfect romantic ride with your beloved one. Picturesque mountain views along with lush greeneries and ravines all around will fill you up with romance. The train stops at different places from where you can enjoy the natural beauty and capture those romantic moments with your valentine. In 2005, Nilgiri rail route was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO which made this place very popular in India and abroad. So if you want a romantic ride in the toy train, grab your ticket at least 3 months in advance.
New Jalpaiguri – Ghum – Darjeeling Train Route
Popularly known as Darjeeling mountain railways, this route is the oldest running hill railways in India. This train route connects the plains of New Jalpaiguri to the hill top of Darjeeling. The complete journey will take you to a majestic view of Himalayan mountains along with tea plantations scattered all over. If you book your ride on Valentine’s Day, you will be able to see the snow-capped tip of mount Kanchenjunga which looks amazing. The route passes through numerous tunnels and zig-zag curves which makes it a fun and romantic ride for couples. You can never get out-of-sight from the mist covered clouds which are present everywhere. Don’t forget to bring your DSLR cameras as you will be capturing the most beautiful and romantic pictures during this ride. It will be a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day experience for you, that’s for sure.
Mandapam – Pamban – Rameswaram Train Route
This route is considered more as an adventurous trip rather than a romantic ride because it runs on a thin bridge. But, sometimes plain romance becomes boring. This Valentine’s day, try adding some adventure to romance by going on a trip to Rameshwaram and Pamban island. Watch the mainland city slowly fading away as you inch towards the island. Serene view of endless seawater and soothing sounds created by ocean tides will fill you up with energy. If you have never been to a sea bridge ride, then surprise your partner by taking him/her to this fun and thrilling romantic rail adventure. If you are lucky, you can get to see the two leaves of the bridge open up to let ships pass through. The only word that you will say is “wow”. The Boat Mail Express will take you to Rameshwaram from Mandapam in TamilNadu via this 2.065 km long route.
Ratnagiri – Mangalore Train Route
It will not be an exaggeration if Ratnagiri to Mangalore route is termed as the most beautiful train route in India in 2020. Located in the Konkan Railway network, this route offers everything that will aim directly at your heart. So, take your partner on a train ride on this route for a lovely Valentine’s Day treat that will be long remembered. You will get a nice view of dense forests, mighty Western Ghats, sharp bends, river bridges, tunnels, and numerous water bodies. Also, experience the majestic and magnificent Sahyadri mountain range which runs along the route. Forget the rush of modern day life and get lost in the moment with your lover.
Ernakulam – Trivandrum Train Route
The list of most romantic train rides will be incomplete without including Ernakulam to Trivandrum train route. It’s a 200 km long route connecting Cochin to Trivandrum in Kerala. The whole ride is full of scenic beauty, enchanting backwaters, pristine lakes, and hordes of coconut plants fencing the water channel. Moreover, you will experience the rich Keralite culture along the way. Water and romance goes side by side and what’s more romantic than enjoying the exotic view of backwater islands and green paddy fields from window seats holding hands of your valentine. Get your cupid right on track with this lovely and intimate train ride.
Jammu – Srinagar – Baramulla Train Route
This train route connects Jammu, Udhampur, Srinagar, and Baramulla in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is one of the most romantic and beautiful train routes of India. Passing through 20 tunnels and 100s of bridges, this train route is definitely an engineering marvel. Once you start your journey from Jammu Tawi station, you will literally feel like you are in heaven. The grand Himalayan Mountains with snow-capped tips, lush green flora, pollution-free environment, flowing water bodies, everything feels so romantic and exciting at the same time. You will instantly fall in love with the beauty of the valley. Capture those unforgettable memories with your loved one in a way that will cherish you for days to come.
This year, let love not spread only in the air, but also in trains. What would be the best gift than riding in these trains and enjoying the essence of nature with your partner beside? Choose any of these routes and we assure that the journey will be memorable forever. Have you been to any of these scenic routes? Which one would you prefer for your valentine?