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Experience a Wild Indian Train Ride With This Awe-Inspiring Time Lapse

As a bonus, the video is soundtracked by an excellent tabla piece.

If you’ve never taken a ride on an Indian train, put it on your bucket list immediately: the experience is equal parts chaotic, visually breathtaking, and, if the train is catered, delicious.

The above video gives you a taste of what it would be like. It follows the Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express, a 2,655-mile weekly trip that clocks in as the longest train ride in India at 85 hours. As a bonus, it is soundtracked by an excellent tabla piece. 

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