Journey from Goa to Bangalore – Via Train

Normally to save time, journey from Goa to Bangalore was always via flight for me, thanks to the really cheap air fares these days. But recently, after having a short get together with my friends in Goa when I got an opportunity to travel back from Goa via train, I was elated and neither did I think much about the time. The reason being: Goa to Bangalore very partially (I emphasize..very partially!) falls under the Konkan Railway route, one of the most scenic railway routes in India. The Konkan Railway route runs parallel to the Arabian Sea coastline and also passes through the Western Ghats which offers some of the most spectacular views of any Indian rail journey including the Dudhsagar waterfalls.

If you really want to enjoy the complete beauty of the Konkan Railways, then you need to board a train from Mumbai to Mangalore or vice versa and that too during monsoon season. This route has also been beautifully captured in the Chennai Express movie (which is shown as Tamil Nadu in the movie but is actually the Dudhsagar waterfall location). Sharing the pictures which I took of the route which left me spell bound… and now, I am determined to travel through the entire Konkan route once…Unfortunately did not have a camera with me but my phone did a pretty decent job.. I guess!

The journey begins ...from the Vasco Da Gama railway station

The journey begins …from the Vasco Da Gama railway station

Its rained pretty heavily here... Waiting for the train to start ...

Its rained pretty heavily here… Waiting for the train to start …

Western Ghats... Lush Greenery.. Mountains.. Clouds.. Just need a hot cup of tea!

Western Ghats… Lush Greenery.. Mountains.. Clouds.. Just need a hot cup of tea!

Am I in India... Yes ... Very much..!!

Am I in India… Yes … Very much..!!

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Dudhsagar falls (meaning sea of milk!)... It is amongst India's tallest waterfalls with a height of 1017 feet and an average width of 100 feet...

Dudhsagar falls (meaning sea of milk!)… It is amongst India’s tallest waterfalls with a height of 1017 feet and an average width of 100 feet…

Dudhsagar waterfalls can be seen in between Kulem and Castle Rock railway station.. And the best time to visit this falls is in monsoon and best way to have a nice view is a journey through train..

Dudhsagar waterfalls can be seen in between Kulem and Castle Rock railway station.. And the best time to visit this falls is in monsoon and best way to have a nice view is a journey through train..

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Every now and then you can see the train taking a turn ..

Every now and then you can see the train taking a turn ..

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Currently there are three trains from Goa to Bangalore and needless to say you need to take the morning train to enjoy the beauty of the route. For more details you can refer to the IRCTC website. The train starts from Vasco Da Gama railway station in Goa and comes to either Yeshwanthpur or Krishnarajapuram railway station in Bangalore.

Have a nice weekend..Cheers!

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15 comments on “Journey from Goa to Bangalore – Via Train
  1. sonuprabhu says:

    Will the falls be visible along the train journey?!
    Well amazing pictures 🙂

  2. Annette Pinto says:

    Hi Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures I would like to travel via konkan railway to mangalore please could you let me know the trains you took. Thanking You Annette.

  3. Swati says:

    Wow.. beautiful scenic photos!! climate is looking like heavenly 🙂

  4. I have trekked from Sakleshpur to Yedekumeri in the same western Ghats where your story sets up… I hope you will like this http://trekkerpedia.com/2013/08/sakleshpur-trek-railway-route-to-yedakumeri-via-donigal-green-route/

  5. You got amazing weather on the way and superb captures too 🙂

  6. Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing.

  7. railway platform looks so clean like an oil painting. nice pics

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