The Indian railways is truly a marvel to behold. The journey in the Indian railways can be an intriguing experience for the wandering souls who wish to cross barriers and find new destinations to lay and open up to. The journey comprises fast-paced actions and slow melody infused travel speeds. The trains cut crosses vast stretches of landscapes, splashing water, blowing dust, making shrieking noises, hugging the curve, climbing up the hills and a roller coaster drives down the slopes. We being one of the best tour operators in Kerala, have created a lot of travel experiences for the wanderlusts out there.
The main types of trains running through the country include – long distant trains, super-fast trains, short-distance ones and even intercity trains. Some trains even play a major part in some people’s life. It is a means to reach workplaces for someone, for others a means to transport their goods and for someone, it might have something else in store. It is one of the most cost-effective means of travel in the country.
The journeys in trains are always exciting and can gift every traveller with new loads of memories. Many key conversations take place here, between the passengers. It’s the place where people heading to similar destinations with different minds exchange meaningful conversations and even boxes of food!
So where have we all heard of Indian train journeys? Each person might have got a glimpse of this epic journey. Books, movies and even short video series have infused our minds with the bits and pieces of this journey. Let’s look at the famous Malayalam movies that have a place in our hearts for the tales that take place in train journeys!
No. 20 Madras Mail (1990) - Starring Mohanlal and the extended cameo by Mammotty the movie has a bright place in every heart who thinks about a train journey. The train, the jokes, the suspense, the journey and the famous dialogue – “Sunny Kutta…” still stays evergreen in every Malayalees mind.
Passenger (2009) – The movie takes you on a ride. The story is intertwined with a common man who depends on the passenger train for reaching his office and back home. Yathrakarude Sradhakku (2002) – Who doesn’t tune into this Jayaram, Soundarya and Sreenivasan starrer rom-com every time it comes on TV. The movie narrates the story of two who meets on a train and the incidents that follow. We have these trends in Bollywood too. The Shah Rukh Khan Blockbuster track ‘chaiyya chaiyya’ from ‘Dil Se’ still pulls eyes and ears for its beautiful aesthetics shot on a slow-moving train in Ooty. Jab we met (2007), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Swades (2004), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) are just some of the many movies that have explored the Indian railways and their beauty.
But for the wanderlusts, trains are a start to a beautiful journey ahead! Everything starts here. The tracks, the gentle splashes of water when it rains, the cold and the fast breezes that strikes your hair and face while you are easily enjoying your window seat in the train are just some of the tons of experiences it can offer you. To look for the most amazing train rides and destinations in India reach out to our experts at the best tour operators in Kochi and get your tickets and packages!