You might have traveled around the world through planes, streaming into strong winds and visiting cities over hours for fun and adventure. Though air flights bring convenience and time-saving at a cost, they often steal the real adventure that one gets during journey.

Shifting through mountain peaks, disappearing into sturdy tunnels and swaying the way through high trees, rail routes provide a unique charm that no other mode offers. We present you 5 of the best travel routes in the world that you should experience once in a lifetime:

1. Glacier express Switzerland


Let us start the list with a country known for world-class tourism-Switzerland. It is home of the glacier express that runs from Zermatt to St. Moritz. The rail route offers majestic views of Alps along with cow-dotted valleys and awe-inspiring snowy peaks.

  1. Orient-Express Machu Picchu


One of the wonders of the world has a rail route connected to it. Yes, you can easily enjoy the journey to Machu Picchu through this luxurious train offering lip-smacking dinner on its way. It runs from Hiram Bingham to Cusco and Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu.

  1. Rocky Mountaineer, Canada


As the name suggests, the route is known for its adrenaline filled journey through Rocky Mountains of Banff to Vancouver. Unlimited cocktails, dinner, and brunch are served midway.

  1. Toy train, Shimla


Also considered as a world heritage, the Kalka to Shimla toy train rail route offers picturesque scenes along with hundreds of tunnels and bridges. The old route is a treat to nature and heritage lovers.

  1. Golden eagle, Russia


Unlike other rail routes, this is a unique one built on the shores of Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on the planet. The majestic train runs from Vladivostok to Moscow.


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