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Monsoons have finally arrived in India, though they are quite subdued, thanks partly to El Nino.

And when the rains come, what could be better than a train journey through the Western Ghats, a mountain range that runs almost parallel to the western coast of Indian peninsula!

India, being such a big country, has a huge network of railways (115000 kms of tracks) and several administrative wings, Konkan Railway being one of them and which is being used by the trains in the picture. This particular moment is from an early morning after a spell of fresh rain, with the fastest train on the route, the Rajdhani, approaching us from the other side, as I precariously perch myself on the footboard to get a good shot.


Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Ghats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkan_Railway

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