How do you move the world’s second-largest populace around its seventh-largest landmass? Lay down 60,000km (over 37,000 mi) of track. India’s sprawling rail system is the connective tissue that holds this land together, opening up its distant cities and remote corners to curious travellers eager to soak it all in. India by rail is an experience in itself; the busy trains of the urban centres put the bustle of daily life right in your face, while the toy trains of the Himalaya region wind their way through some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever see. Hop aboard and be profoundly moved by a nation moved by rail.