Take Two Minutes To Enjoy India's Longest Train
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The Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express train is long; like three-and-a-half days long. It ranges 4,273 kilometers or about 2,655 miles, which is ample distance to catch up on your lifetime reading.
Thankfully, you can now experience a sense of its grandeur in a couple of minutes.
Mashable’s Sonam Joshi spotted the following video that comes by way of photographer Ed Hanley who used the lengthy line as a feature for his images as well as a time-lapse video that is beyond inviting.
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If you are on the fence about taking your own epic adventure on the rails, try this sample on first.
As Wikipedia tells us, the rail line traverses India’s expanse from the north in Assam to the south in Tamil Nadu.
The photographer relayed to Mashable that he indeed took every last second of this weekly trip.
That’s the kind of marathon road trip of legend and is precisely why it was conquered.
Hanley tells Mashable the following on his trip: “I took train 15906 because it's kind of the Mount Everest of train journeys — the longest train journey in India. It is a sort of a once-in-a-lifetime crazy adventure that I wanted to try to document in words, photos, sounds and video. The journey itself was a search for personal and artistic rejuvenation.”
So often we worry about the destinations in our trip, where we will depart and get on with our adventure.
Sometimes, in rare places around the world, the actual method of transport is the reason for the journey.
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