India has one of the largest rail networks in the world covering a distance of over 115,000 km. 7,500 stations all across the country operate nearly 7,000 trains, daily. The land of a billion people also has some of the longest train rides. Here we have listed some of these for you to explore. By Kumar Shree

1. Vivek Express

Vivek Express is a weekly train that operates from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari. The longest train journey in India is also the 24th longest in the world. It sweeps through a total distance of 4,273 kms in 80 hours.

 

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2. Thiruvananthapuram – Silchar Superfast Express

This one again is a weekly train that was earlier known as Thiruvananthapuram Central – Guwahati Superfast Express. The longest-running super fast train of India covers a distance of 3,932 km in 76 hours and 35 minutes.

3. Himsagar Express (Kanyakumari to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra)

Himsagar Express takes the third spot on this list. It runs between Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra and Kanyakumari. This one is also a weekly train and runs through 12 Indian states covering a total distance of 3,785 kms.

 

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4. Navyug Express (Mangalore Central to Jammu Tawi)

Navyug Express, which runs from Mangalore Central to Jammu Tawi covers a distance of 3,685 kms in four days. The train, whose name translates to ‘New Era’, is also a weekly train that goes through 15 Indian states. It connects the state of Jammu & Kashmir to the other Indian states.

5. Ten Jammu Express (Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu to Jammu)

The Ten Jammu Express is a bi-weekly train that runs from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu and goes till Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra in Jammu & Kashmir. It covers a distance of around 3,642 kms in 69 hours and traverses through 11 states.

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