The train route between Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari is the longest train route in India
The Vivek Express covers India's longest railway route, traveling 4273 kilometers over rails in 80 hours 15 minutes with roughly 55 scheduled stops
The Vivek Express train series began in November 2011 to commemorate Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary, which was to be held in 2013
When the nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19 was announced in March 2020, this train was the last to suspend operations.
The train passes through load of stations from north to south like Tinsukia, Dimapur, Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Alipurduar, Siliguri, Kishanganj, Malda, Rampurhat, Pakur, Durgapur, Asansol, Kharagpur, Balasore, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khordha, Brahmapur, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Renigunta, Vellore, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Chengannur, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil
The longest train route in the world, unsurprisingly, is in Russia, the world's largest country
The train journey takes six days and crosses multiple time zones. It connects western Russia to the country's far east
You begin your journey in Moscow and arrive in Vladivostok after six days and approximately 9,250 kilometers. Which when compared to India's longest train route still seems like quite a journey. To be exact is 4977 km longer which is more than double