Virtual train tours await you to beat lockdown blues

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National parks, museums, and many tourist centres across the globe have a panacea to fend off the ennui filling people who are boxed in due to the lockdown restrictions. And that's virtual tours.

Now, people who love train travel don't have to be despondent as they can hop into any of the world's charming train services through virtual tours. You just have to do one thing for this incredible experience. Relax in a recliner with a cup of hot tea and embark on a train journey virtually to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Switzerland or Norway, that too, free of cost.

Bernina Railway

The Bernina railway that connects Switzerland with Italy is considered as one of the most beautiful train travels in the world. The virtual train journey that traverses the Alps ranges will be a new experience for people. The virtual tour is from Saint Moritz in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy.

One can undertake this travel using a mobile phone or tablet computer. The tour provides 360-degree visual experience and one could also get the feel of travelling in a train compartment.

The Flam Railway, Norway

This railway is also one of the best when it comes to train travel. And you will also vouch for this after taking a virtual tour of Flam Railway in Norway. The 19-km journey will take you from Aurlandsfjord to Myrdal Station. En route some enthralling sights such as waterfall splashing on the rail tracks, snow-capped mountains, and green-carpet farms will take your breath away.

Badulla-Nanu Oya, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country replete with some wonderful railway stretches. A train trip through this island nation would only give a storehouse of memories. The virtual tour would take you through the stunning tea estates and amazing dense dark forests.

Rocky Mountaineer, Canada

The Rocky Mountaineer train journey will definitely find aplace on the bucket list of every lover of rail travel. This legendary trip will lead you to the Canadian Rockies. The ride will start from Vancouver and go through pristine lakes and mountains covered in snow before reaching Jasper National Park.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Colorado in the US

The famous Pikes Peak is 14,115 ft above sea level. A real trip to the Pikes Peak would be once-in-a-lifetime journey, but this virtual tour would take you to the top of the Peak.

So be prepared to enjoy a journey through the highest railway in North America. The train will start from Manitou Springs station and will reach the highest point in the Pikes Peaks within minutes.

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