There are numerous best places to visit in India that not only offer great sightseeing spots but spectacular landscapes as well. And you can enjoy these scenic views through a train ride to your destination. There are a few tourist spots in the country that have amazing views on the routes and the best way to enjoy these is through the Vistadome Coaches in India.
These were introduced by the Indian Railways to provide travelers with a 360° view throughout the journey. They come equipped with an ‘observation lounge’ and also offer seats that rotate. A digital entertainment system is installed and Wi-Fi services are available for use. At present, these coaches have been introduced in nearly 45 trains by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
Here are a few popular destinations that you can visit through the Vistadome Coaches in India.
You can book a trip in the Deccan Queen Express for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of going through some of the most gorgeous train routes in the country. A vistadome coach Mumbai to Pune ride will take you through spectacular views of the Western Ghats. As you pass through the deep rivers, lush valleys, and verdant hills, you will feel relaxed and refreshed. Your destination, Pune is known for its hill forts and great treks. Apart from these, there are numerous lakes, gardens and heritage buildings in the city. You can also enjoy the local food and the vibrant nightlife here.
Pune Express: 11007 and 11008
Deccan Queen Express: 12123 and 12124
The first vistadome train in India was launched between the Vishkhapatnam and Araku Valley route in 2017. As its popularity grew, Indian Railways started more such trains on various other routes. Aruku is located approximately 2,900 ft above sea level. As the train progresses towards the destination, you will come across countless tunnels, beautiful orchards, gushing waterfalls, lush valleys, and colorful gardens. You can also check out the aromatic coffee plantations, Anantagiri and Sunkrimetta reserved forests as these add to the dense green surroundings. Upon reaching Araku Valley, you can participate in an array of adventurous activities such as hiking, paragliding, bungee jumping etc. or go for a nature walk. The route between Vikhakhapatnam and Araku via Kirandul will definitely provide you with a blissful experience.
Visakhapatnam – Kirandul Express: 18551 and 18552
You can hop on a train to Mangalore and enjoy spectacular views of the Western Ghats. It is one of the most popular vistadome destinations in India. This train journey begins from the gorgeous town of Nettana and ends at the serene Sakleshpur. Siribagilu station is located on the Brahmagiri Range and is a popular attraction on this route. When you reach the coastal city of Mangalore, you will be left amazed by its tranquil and clean beaches.
Yeswantpur – Mangalore Express: 16539 and 16540
Yeswantpur – Mangalore Express: 16575 and 16576
If you take the vistadome coach Mumbai to Goa, you can explore the scenic beauty of the serene beaches here. Known for its vibrant nightlife, stunning Portuguese architecture, lush greenery, and mouth-watering cuisine, Madgaon has a lot to offer its visitors. The train ride through this route will give you magnificent views of the Western Ghats and the beautiful Konkan region. So, hop on the Mumbai-Madgaon Express and admire the beauty of nature as you pass through dark tunnels, gushing waterfalls, and ancient yet charming bridges.
Mumbai – Madgaon Express: 12051 and 12052
There are many trains that are equipped with the vistadome coaches in India and provide an unforgettable experience to the travelers. Have you been to any of the destinations before? If not, comment below and let us know where would you like to go in these vistadome coaches.
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