There is nothing like traveling in India by train. It is the best way to experience India from north to south, west to east, breathe the changing air between the provinces, taste the food from local vendors who board the train at the various stations, look out the window at the changing landscape, and feel a real sense of freedom.
In addition, traveling in India by train can be a different experience depending on the budget of each traveler. Travelers who want to save money spent on travel can compromise on economy class, and experience the real India. Tourists interested in a luxurious experience can buy first-class tickets, indulge in the meals served, in luxurious beds, a train car used as a restaurant, and even room service offered on some trains.
The train travel experience in India can be magical and romantic but also challenging. With trains being late at times, the journey may take longer than expected and sometimes even for whole days. For those who choose this alternative way to moving around in this magical and full of surprises country, one must be patient and understand that sometimes, the road is the real journey.