The train journey from Vizag to Araku through the lush green Eastern ghats can be an experience of a lifetime. The train passes through over 50 tunnels and 84 bridges. It rises steeply from 5.6 meters to a lofty 996 meters at India’s second highest railway station, Shimliguda. On one side of the track, lies the alluring valley. On the other, lie the spectacular mountains. The route is washed by many cascading waterfalls too. The best part is that you can travel through this route in a state-of-the-art Vistadome coach that offers 360-degree views of the magical surroundings.
Vizag To Araku: The Most Scenic Train Journey In India!
The Kirandul Express departing from Vizag has three Vistadome coaches with large glass windows, glass ceilings and comfortable seats. The first one hour of the journey will warm you up for the paradisical views ahead. The mist-clad mountains, the streams, the dark tunnels and the little hamlets underneath will take your breath away. The panoramic views coupled with the whistle of the train will thrill you every bit. If you’re booking a normal coach, ensure to get a window seat to soak in the views.
A Ride Over The Borra Caves
Araku is roughly 4 hours away from Vizag via train. After the Borra Guhalu station, the train will pass above the majestic borra caves. The train will take a semi-circular turn through a bridge. As you get nearer to the caves, you can also spot gorgeous stalactites and stalagmites hanging from the rocks. The train will take halts at a few stations on the way too. You can buy idly, sambar and other local food from the stations. Vendors selling tea and samosas also board the trains at the intermediate stations.
If you’re a nature enthusiast, you must take this train journey at least once to pamper the wanderlust in you. On that note, Here’s A Glimpse Into India’s Fastest Double Decker Train Between Ahmedabad And Mumbai.