There is something about the antiquated things of yesterday that provokes a nostalgic endearment beckoning one to defy the laws of physics in an attempt to understand the past. Nothing encourages this feeling like embarking on a classic train adventure where the tracks guide you through a land that otherwise remains untouched.
The most amazing train ride in India, through the second longest sea bridge in India, connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to rest of India. Drive on the Pamban Bridge over a flat blue sea on the Palk Strait.
Most famously in its namesake "Venice simplon-orient express", this company runs day trips in the UK. "The British Pullman" and "The Northern belle" are two major trains used by this company, some of the Pullman's 20 carriages were used by the royal family in the 1950s. The Pullmans now serve five-course dinner and champagne. Rolling down the countryside of Kent to Whitstable and the sea before heading home, Northern Belle offers extra experience like artists performing as passengers dine.
It was launched in 1949, it takes its passengers through a 2,500 mile journey between Windy coast and Californian coast in three days, the train passes through beautiful landscapes, travelling across seven states, the train has eye-widening breakfast experience. The train has sightseeing lounge with panoramic glass windows and revolving seats, the fascinating views continue as the train passes alongside canyons and cliffs of the upper Colorado river.
Making four-day journey from the mountain capital, Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil on a 280-mile rail, Tren Crucero has elegantly decorated carriages with armchairs and the last carriage has panoramic windows for viewing. There are plenty of amazing moments right from the gold and green grasslands of Cotopaxi national park to glacier-capped Chimborazo which is Ecuador's tallest peak.