India has one of the longest railway networks in India. The network is very efficient and connects the length and breadth of the country, ferrying lakhs, if not crores of passengers from one point to another.
But have you ever wondered which is the longest route in India? Let's take a look at top 10 longest railway routes in India, along with the trains that connect them.
10. Guwahati Ernakulam Express
In the tenth spot is the Guwahati Ernakulam Express, which covers a total of 3,337km, between Guwahati and Ernakulam, Kerala. The total travel time is 59 hours and 45 minutes, and has 43 stops along its route.
9. Kerala Sampark Kranti Express
Taking the ninth spot is the Kerala Sampark Kranti Express, which travels from Chandigarh to Kochuveli railway station, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The train has a total running time of 57 hours and 35 minutes, with 70 stops.
8. Raptisagar Express
The Raptisagar Express, which connects Ernakulam and Barauni in Bihar takes the eighth place. The Raptisagar Express travels a total distance of 3,441km, which takes the train 62 hours to cover the distance. The train has 61 stops along the route.
7. Dehradun Kochuveli Super Express
In the seventh place is the Dehradun Kochuveli Super Express that travels a total of 3,465km between Dehradun and Thiruvananthapuram. The train takes just above 61 hours to reach its destination with 25 stops.
6. Dibrugarh Express
In the sixth place of our top 10 longest railway routes in India list is the Dibrugarh Express, that travels between Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore to Dibrugarh in Assam. The train has a scheduled running time of 68 hours, with 33 stops along its route.
5. Guwahati Express
The Guwahati Express that travels from Trivandrum Central (Kerala) to Guwahati takes the fifth place. The Guwahati Express travels a total distance of 3,559km, which takes 65 hours with 49 stops along the way.
4. Ten Jammu Express
The fourth longest railway route in India is between Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu to Jammu, which is connected by the Ten Jammu Express. The train travels 3,561 km, which takes 70 hours and 70 stops.
3. Navyug Express
The Navyug Express takes the third place, covering a total distance of 3,685km between Mangalore, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir. The total time it takes to cover this distance by the Navyug Express is 68 hours and 20 minutes, with a total of 61 stops.
2. Himsagar Express
The second longest railway route in India is between Jammu and Kanyakumari. Connecting the two places is the Himsagar Express, which takes 71 hours and 35 minutes, along with around 72 stops.
1. Vivek Express
The longest railway route in India is between Kanyakumari and Dibrugarh. The two destinations are connected by the Vivek Express, that travels a total of 4,231km in 80 hours and 15 minutes. The travel has 56 stops along the way.
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