Southern India remains unbeatable when it comes to exploring places with beautiful scenery, and traveling by train makes it even better as it offers the best of natural landscapes. There are many rail routes that not only offer mesmerizing landscapes but also allow tourists to experience the rich cultural heritage, the beauty of Indian history and the amalgamation of many cultures that arise from deep historical routes. Indian Railways recently shared a drone shot on Twitter, which shows an ‘awesome view’ of a train passing over the vintage 13 Arch Bridge. “Enthusiasts! Panoramic view of train passing over old ’13 Arch Bridge’ (Pathimoonu Kannara Palam) on Sengottai-Punalur section of Southern Railway,” read the tweet.
A panoramic view of a train passing over the old ’13 Arch Bridge’ (Pathimoonu Kannara Palam) on Sengottai-Punalur section of Southern Railway. pic.twitter.com/mnFLVw175e— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 18, 2022
The video went viral in no time and currently has over 22.6K views with over 1,600 likes. The Pathimonnu Kannara Bridge, popularly known as the ’13 Arch Bridge’ on the Kollam-Sengottai railway link, is a historic British-era structure and one of the oldest railway lines in India over the mountains.
For those who love to ‘discover the unexplored’, this Kollam to Sengottai train journey is definitely for them. This railway line connects Kerala and Tamil Nadu and during the journey, travelers will get to experience various lush green forests as well as the best views of rivers and hills. Train travel allows tourists to experience the natural beauty of Kerala, making it the most picturesque journey ever.
Moreover, the train journey from Ooty to Coonoor, Chennai to Rameswaram and Kanyakumari to Trivandrum envelops the scenic splendor of the path and allows one to experience the local life of the South up close. The rail tracks connecting Ooty and Coonoor are part of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, recognized by UNESCO for its exceptional uniqueness and natural beauty.
The train connecting Chennai and Rameswaram not only lets the passengers enjoy the scenic beauty but also takes them on a mythological journey. Apart from this, the train ride from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum takes travelers through many splendid plantations of green tea, coconut groves and various spice fields.