The Himsagar Express Train, India's longest train ride

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Pilgrims Jamnadas Prajapati aged 80 and his wife of 59 years, Shanti aged 65, watch Madhya Pradesh pass by as they travel for the 3rd time from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, to Kanyakumari to visit the Ramanathaswamy Temple. Jamnadas is a former railway employee and is allowed to travel free of charge, by train to anywhere in India twice a year...Train passengers on the Himsagar Express 6318 going from Jammu Tawi station to Kanyakumari on 8th July 2009.. .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