The Konkan Railway route is a classic train journey for you and it is a must do journey at least one time in your life. It is the most unrestrained and biggest transportation project of the country. For the train spotting fans, Konkan Railway is an ideal choice. If you are planning to spend your holidays by travelling with a train in the middle of fantastic scenic magnificence, then you can opt for Konkan Railway route which will give the amazing natural sights.
Konkan Railway connects the western coast of India with the rest of the country, mainly Mangalore and the rest of the Konkan Coastal regions of Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra with Mumbai and the entire state of Kerala, Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Delhi etc. Konkan Railway extents around 738 kilometres through the states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. It passes all the way through some of the greatest scenic spots in this part of the World. The astonishing and breath-taking picturesque beauty of Konkan Railway offers the travellers all along the way. The unique natural beauty of the coast can be attributed to this. The spectacular curves, cloudy atmosphere of Konkan Railway route will blow your mind.
The idea of expanding the line along the Konkan coast to Bombay was of course examined by the British but they ignored it. The idea of Konkan Railway was revived by Prof. Madhu Dantavate. There were total 91 tunnels dug, the longest at 5.6 kilometres, all the rivers and streams ended with the 2000 bridges. The Konkan Railway is a 738 kilometres extended non-electrified single line Broad Gauge Railway of the Indian Railways with plan speed is for 160 kilometres per hour. The route has total 59 stations with a railway yard at Verna and yards at Madgaon. Konkan Railway has 91 tunnels of 83 kilometres; the longest is the Karbude tunnel being 5.6 kilometres long. This route has 1998 bridges over the vast Mandovi, Zuari and Sharavati rivers. The bridge of the Sharavati is also the longest bridge of Konkan Railway.
The Konkan Railway also has the 64 meter tall Panval Nadi Viaduct next to Ratnagiri which is the second highest bridge in Asia. It joins two hills and has 12 spans and 10 pillars and you will be amazed to recognize that 6 of which are taller than the Qutub Minar. Konkan Railway is a world-famous and majorly well-known for the fascinating panorama it offers to its travellers and nature lovers. Konkan Railway will present you the glance of the Paddy fields and plains of Mangalore-Udupi, the beaches, and green hills on the Uttara Kannada stretch, a number of breath-taking bridges, sights of the sea in Goa, the tunnels, waterfalls, and bridges of Maharashtra. Konkan Railway route is full of mountains, sea, sea shores, back waters, rivers, greenery, huge trees, plantations, mist, clouds, long bridges, tunnels, curves, valleys, slopes, old type hamlets, etc covering few hundred kilometres along with the Western Ghats of India which will make your journey a memorable one. Konkan Railway gives you an eye-catching experience running between the Sahyadri hills on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other.