Suppose you are planning a trip for the holidays in the country. And you decide on taking the train since it is both economical and familiar. Here are the places you should book a ticket on your train app, as these are said to have some of the best train routes. Whatever your budget may be, you will find a train journey that would fit all your requirements.

Mumbai to Goa: You will always hear people talking about these two places, one for its busy city life and the other for its peaceful village life and the holiday mood it sets you in.

The  IRCTC train that connects these unique places gives you an equally stunning experience. It runs between the Sahyadri Hills and the Arabian Sea and Cruises through 92 tunnels and on 2000 bridges. This route provides you picturesque moments every few seconds, with endless stretches of water, paddy hues and villages under the shade of coconut trees.

Matheran hill railway: Book your tickets on your railway app for the only heritage railway in Maharashtra. It is a favourite among people from Mumbai and outside, for its peace and tranquil atmosphere. This narrow gauge by Akbar Peerbhoy runs back between 1901 to 1907 and runs through large swathes of forest territory and covers 20 km. So whether you are travelling solo, with parents or friends, this journey will surely take your mind off things for a little while.

Mumbai to Pune: This is an enjoyable train ride that crosses many exciting places. In this three-hour journey to Pune, you pass from Mumbai through Karjat, Lonavla, Khandala, and other beautiful hill stations. While crossing these places, travellers treat themselves to beautiful waterfalls and monkey hill sights. So make your PNR train status enquiry, and get ready for your train journey.

The Deccan Odyssey: It is one of India’s few luxury trains that has a bookstore, an Ayurvedic massage facility, a beautician, and thermal baths to a gymnasium, business centre, conference rooms, air-conditioned coaches and luxury suites on its 10- night journey from Pune to Delhi and back.

It stops at the main tourist destinations like Maharashtra’s Ajanta Ellora caves and Agra’s Taj Mahal. However, the luxury of this train is a sight to behold, and everything about the train and its service reflect royalty and the word ‘Maharaja’, making this journey worth having.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: This impressive toy train journey has a pretty breathtaking view, especially when the journey takes you through various geographical locations, elevations, and climate variations. It’s essential to prepare from Jalpaiguri, a plain, to Darjeeling, a hill station known to serve the best tea in all of India.

So, prepare yourself for a trip through the Himalayas, tea gardens and forests, and if the skies are clear, you could also spot Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. This journey takes you as close as possible to the tea plantations, where you can take in the aroma of tea. The train runs on a metre gauge and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

So book your train journey now, check your train running status and get ready to go on a trip with unforgettable views and memories you won’t ever forget.