Only yesterday I browsed through my collection of pictures. In a forlorn folder inside my computer I found some pictures of the train route between Silchar and Lumding (in Assam). The train route was constructed around 1900 by the Bristishers, although the Indian government is trying to convert this meter gauge into broad gauge.
The train journey between Lumding and Silchar is one of its kind largely because it has not been commercialized and hyped. Enroute lies Jatinga, a village famous for the mystery of birds committing suicide in hordes -- a phenomenon yet to be explained. Ornithologists have been flocking to this place to study the phenomenon. The area is rich in a variety of orchids & plants species such as Blue Vandas (a lovely sky blue orchid) -- the only one of its kinds in the world.
A friend had sent me these pictures. And I learn that this is the train route on which Sharukh Khan shot his famous Chaiya Chaiya song for the film Dil Se.