India: An Ecological Hotspot

We live in an ecosystem that is well suited to our needs and demands, yet we are only one of the millions of species that exist on this planet. Each type of animal has an ecosystem to which they are suited to. This depends on the climate and terrain of the region. There are many places in the world which do not have animals or an ecosystem in the area in and around their country. Luckily for us, India is a very diverse country.

This diversity extends to the amazing wildlife and plant life that exists in the country. There are more biomes in the country than there are in any other place in the world and in fact, India is the only place in the world where one can find both lions and tigers in the same country.  The most amazing part about that would be the fact that one can find all sorts of trains and locomotives that pass through these various zones in the country.

The Indian Railways have been around for more than 150 years and during that time period, it has managed to carve through mountains and deserts, providing a safe passage from one place to another. It also manages to take its passengers on a wonderful journey, filled with breath-taking views and awe-inspiring experiences. The railroad goes through some of the most remote regions in the world. Such as the Himalayas, the Thar Desert, the Western Ghats, the dry desert plateau of Ladakh and the hills and valleys of the Northeast. It is hard to commute by road, let alone by train; yet the railways have somehow managed to reach these unimaginable places and establish a stronghold as the ideal way to travel.

One of the most amazing offerings the railways can give is scenery. India is home to some of the most unbelievably beautiful places in the world and the railways can take one amazing route to delight your senses. One can see mountains and forests on one side and a pristine view of the ocean on the other side while travelling on trains from Goa to Bangalore. One can see crystal clear waters and get the sensation that they are floating above it, when they take a train through the Pambam Bridge, one of the narrowest and longest bridges in the country. They can also experience the backwaters and lagoons when they take trains that travel from Tamil Nadu to Kerala.

They can also experience the cold of the mountains when they take one of the three UNESCO world heritage trains. They can also travel to the Himalayas on one of these trains and have a first-hand experience of what it is like to feel the air in the tallest mountain range in the world. Travelling by train offers an experience unmatched and unparalleled by any other means of travel. One can pass the most stunning sights and soak in the views, all the while relaxing and lounging in a comfortable berth. It can even be an inspiration to many people and can help bring out the creative side in you.

Author: Robin Gupta