Running along the contours of Western
Ghats, Konkan Railway is newest railway network inaugurated in the year
1998. Featuring a total number of over 2000 bridges, a maze of 91 tunnels
through mountaineous terrains, gorges and viaducts, the construction of
Konkan Railways is engineering marvel; a man-made feat symbolizing that
everything is possible.
Currently, the 760 km route connects the entire Arabian Sea coastline
featuring four major states including Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and
Starting from Mumbai the route progresses ahead through Veer, Khed,
Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Rajapur Road and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra and crosses
Goa, the tourist paradise through Karbude (6 km), the longest Indian Railway
tunnel. At Goa, one can explore the beauty of the beaches, serenity of the
churches, and bewildering fun of enjoyment and nightlife.
Afterwards, the route extends towards Karnataka featuring Udupi, the city
of pilgrims and Mangalore, the port city. This halt marks an entry of the
tourists to the heritage state of Karnataka including Bangalore, Mysore,
Coorg, Hampi, etc.
Further down the line lies the end destination of Konkan Railways, Kerala.
Kochi, the gateway to Kerala is famous for Chinese Nets, Fort and the only
Jewish Synagogue. At last, the route to Konkan ends at Thiruvananthapuram,
the evergreen city of India famous for the richest temple in the world,
Now with this saviour route, one can save plentiful time while exploring
the coastal strip of Western
Coast through Konkan railway track. Indeed it is a fast and safe way to
experience the serene
nature of Konkan region.