The Himsagar Express Train, India's longest train ride

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A begging singer from Andhra Pradesh, Shanti (left), chats with another beggar as they wait for the train to make a stop, when they will jump off and run to catch another train. They boarded the Himsagar Express 6318 at Ramgundam Stn. on 8th July 2009 and rode it for 3 stops as they sing and beg for change, disembarking at Vijayawada Junction.. .6318 / Himsagar Express, India's longest single train journey, spanning 3720 kms, going from the mountains (Hima) to the seas (Sagar), from Jammu and Kashmir state of the Indian Himalayas to Kanyakumari, which is the southern most tip of India...Photo by Suzanne Lee / for The National