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Travelling is complete bliss. I don’t think it’s just me who seeks to travel a lot and the whole of the world but it’s a dream of everyone.

Everyone must have desired a job where you get paid for travelling.  Isn’t it?

Everyone has their own favorite mode of transportation. Someone likes buses, trains or flights.  I love trains and hope many of you too.

We get a chance to interact with a number of passengers of Indian rail. It becomes even more exciting when it is a long-distance train travelling for days.

If you love long journeys, so we are here to discuss some longest train routes in India.  Just scroll down and find the list.

Five longest railway routes of India with active passenger services.

Top 5 Longest Railway Routes of India

Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari via Vivek Express

Vivek Express
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Vivek express is a fine train which derived its name from the legendary Swami Vivekanand. There are total four trains with the same name at different routes to give a tribute to him on his birth anniversary.

The train starts its journey from Dibrugarh, Assam to the bottom of the country down south in Kanyakumari. This route of Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari is the longest railway route in India in terms of distance and time. Not just that, it is also the 9th longest railway route in the world.

It passes through about eight different states of the countries. These states are Assam, Bihar, Nagaland, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala where it ends its forty-two hundred kilometers long journey which takes about three and a half-day.

In numbers, it runs for 82 hours in case of no delay.

Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari via Himsagar Express

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Another train ends its journey at Kanyakumari which begins from the station of Jammu Tawi. This long route of about thirty-seven hundred kilometers makes it the second-largest route of Indian Railway in terms of distance and time.

The train passes through eleven states of the country including Jammu and Kashmir Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. The train comes to a halt at 73 different stations.

It travels the complete distance of the route in 72 hours at an average speed of 53 kilometers per hour. It is a weekly train that has been on the same tracks for the past thirty-nine years.

Jammu Tawi to Mangalore via Navyug Express

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The train is also known as New Era Express which is its name translated into English. The Navyug Express begins its journey from Jammu Tawi and it comes to the final halt in Mangalore.

It is the third longest-running train in the country.

It is also known to travel through the greatest number of states. It travels through twelve states of the country.  These states include Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. It also travels to Puducherry.

It is a weekly train that covers a total distance of 37 hundred kilometers in almost three days. It halts at 61 stations in its journey of 69 hours.

Tirunelveli to Jammu via Ten Jammu Express

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There are so many trains with a similar name but this route is the fourth-longest railway route of the county in terms of distance and time.

It starts its journey from Tirunelveli and reaches to the hills of Jammu to get to a final halt. A good thing about the train is that it runs twice a week. The train lets you feel all kinds of natural beauties on its way.

With a total distance traveled of about 26 hundred kilometers, this train travels for almost three days. With an average speed of 52 kmph, it travels for 70 hours going through multiple states and halting at about 61 stations in total.

Dibrugarh to Yesvantpur via Guwahati Express

Guwahati Express
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This train is known with multiple names. It is also known as Dibrugarh- Bangalore Express. It begins its journey from the station of Dibrugarh, Assam and comes to a final halt at the junction of Yesvantpur which is one of the stations in Bangalore city.

It travels a total distance of about thirty-six hundred kilometers in almost three days with and average speed of 55 kmph. Though it travels a lesser number of states which is just seven, it still travels a very long route in terms of distance and time.

It travels through multiple stations of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. It halts at just 32 major stations throughout the route.

This enhances the average speed of the train which is 55 kmph so it completes its journey faster than other trains of similar distances. It takes just 64 hours to reach the destination if faces no delay.


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