Through the Photos | Why You Should Take a Train Journey More Often




A long journey necessitates for a comfortable conveyance and a long ride on the rails is one such quintessential journey. Indian landscape is known for its topographical medley and what could be a better way of witnessing such blended diversity than sitting by the window of a running train. Embarked on such a journey, winding through the tracks, even the daily array of quiescent views becomes picturesque to the eyes; portraying the rich flavor of the countryside in an unperturbed pace, sufficient enough to savor and feel the beauty of the surrounding.




     

    A Love Affair With The Plains




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    A pictorial ode to "The Journey" that often grips a traveler and leaves a lifelong imprint even after it is over.


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      Location: Khirai, West Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. This village view beside the tracks of Howrah-Kharagpur connection blooms with the winter flowers of different colours making the same a delightful view.  @DoiBedouin
    Location: Khirai, West Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. This village view beside the tracks of Howrah-Kharagpur connection blooms with the winter flowers of different colors making the same a delightful view. 

      Location: Balichak, West Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. The rice paddy field flocked with the workers adding colors to the frame. @DoiBedouin
    Location: Balichak, West Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. The rice paddy field flocked with the workers adding colors to the frame.


      Location: West Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. This rustic village-side view beside the tracks of Howrah-Kharagpur connection with the different shades of colors defining the landscape. @DoiBedouin
    Location: West Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. This rustic village-side view beside the tracks of Howrah-Kharagpur connection with the different shades of colors defining the landscape.

      Location: West Bengal, India. The ruddy paddy field lightened up with the white cranes and the tractors in the backdrop. @DoiBedouin
    Location: West Bengal, India. The ruddy paddy field lightened up with the white cranes and the tractors in the backdrop.

      Location: West Bengal, India. A crane is captured viewing the scene as the photographer/ traveler. @DoiBedouin
    Location: West Bengal, India. A crane is captured viewing the scene as the photographer/ traveler.

      Location: Deulti, Howrah, West Bengal, India. The road bridge at a distance from the rail bridge. @DoiBedouin
    Location: Deulti, Howrah, West Bengal, India. The road bridge at a distance from the rail bridge.

      Location: Bally Bridge, Howrah, West Bengal, India. The picture says it all.@DoiBedouin
    Location: Bally Bridge, Howrah, West Bengal, India. The picture says it all.






    A Rendezvous With The Alpine Countryside


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    Trailing through the foothills of the Himalayan range, frequented by the knots of tea greens, the cacophony of the compartment blends in the naked joys of capturing the rail-side nature.


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      Location: Belakoba, New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India. A Himalayan railside view featuring the Kanchenjunga and the Man strolling in the field perched in its lap looking so puny in front of the majestic mountain. @DoiBedouin
    Location: Belakoba, New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India. A Himalayan railside view featuring the Kanchenjunga and the Man strolling in the field perched in its lap looking so puny in front of the majestic mountain.

      Location: Belakoba, New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India. The whole range of Kanchenjunga standing as an upfront wall.  @DoiBedouin
    Location: Belakoba, New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India. The whole range of Kanchenjunga standing as an upfront wall. 


      Location: Cooch Beher, West Bengal, India. The whole range of Kanchenjunga standing as an upfront wall. @DoiBedouin
    Location: Cooch Beher, West Bengal, India. The whole range of Kanchenjunga standing as an upfront wall.


    For solo journeys, all one need is a window seat and a jovial playlist ringing in the earphones while in a family trip people tends to mingle with other domestic travelers cheering each other talking over various topics. A few cups of hot beverages add rhythm to the merry environment. Out of the window watching the terrain changing from a dry gorge to gushing waterfalls to verdant vales to yellow rice paddies of a plane- an overall cocktail of landscaping views, distinctive in its own ways. 



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    The night views are even more serene, varying from moonlit milieus to dark ones lit by the wavering nightlights out away in the far sight. Rumbling through the tunnels or over a bridge, the ill-lit windowed sights seldom flickering with sudden illuminations baffling you every now and then. But the most prized view is at the dawn when the terrains get washed by the first rays of the sun; a golden glow over the shady landscape will make you realize the charm of the pious abode that we are living in.



      The dusky view of the Kashful flickering in the shady lights. This was taken in the month of October. @DoiBedouin
    The dusky view of the Kashful flickering in the shady lights. This was taken in the month of October.






     The rice field lightened by the dusky lights. @DoiBedouin
    The rice field lightened by the dusky lights.



    A train journey can be of mixed hues as well; a testimony to Train Journey is presented by Walk and Explore and is a recommended read.


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    14 comments

    1. I leave no chances of availing trains. Vivek Express is my upcoming bucket list 😃

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    2. Beautiful! I always enjoy train journeys

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    4. I love trains. They have an absolutely wonderful vibe about them, watching through the window, sit and chat listening to the wheels, read a book laying... nothing beats it

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    5. I like travelling by train. If only they weren't always delayed -,-

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    6. What a great and experience you had. I never had a chance to have a train travel but it looks really exciting.

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    7. Well I guess I could agree with you. After a long time I am on a train journey. Infact I am train. On my way to Ahmedabad from Howrah in 1st class ac. Believe me hun it sucks. It is better to travel to delhi in train atleast halat sahi rehta h.

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    8. I have never taken a train other than into the city for work. I just don't know if I could sit for that long even with nice views but I guess flying places you miss out on so much.

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    9. This reminds me a bit of when we drove through China and saw rice paddies and small towns. Definitely an interesting way to see a country!

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    10. Your photos (and the point you're making) are absolutely beautiful! But I didn't need much convincing. I grew up in Germany where traveling by train was the most common mode of longer distance transportation. And it's still my very favorite way to travel. Although, now living in the USA, I have also embraced road trips by car with lots of unplanned stops and side trips.

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    11. With a sight like that, more people should definitely take the train! So beautiful and everything looks adventurous.

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    12. This place looks absolutely gorgeous!! I need to put this on my list of places to go!

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    13. These photos are cool and I think I would like to go there for the views are literally beautiful!

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