There are two types of train rides in this world: those that merely get you from one place to another, and those that redefine what it means to travel by rail. Whether it’s the regal opulence of India’s Maharajas Express, black-tie evenings onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or panoramic views of Peru’s countryside from the Andean Explorer, there is a wealth of one-of-a-kind train journeys in this world. Here are 10 of the best of them.
By Anisha Shah
Anisha Shah is a luxury and emerging destinations travel journalist. Her background as a BBC TV and radio news reporter, combined with a longstanding love affair with travel, sees her first on the scene of new and exciting travel hot spots. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Fodor’s, and Yahoo Travel. Follow Anisha on Twitter: @anishahbbc.