Himsagar Express is the longest running train in the country, running between Jammu Tawi Railway Station
in the extreme north and
Kanyakumari Railway Station
in the extreme south. The name 'Himsagar' is indicative of the great Himalayas
in the north and the mighty
in the south (the Indian word ‘him’ means 'snow' and ‘sagar’ means 'ocean.')
Himsagar Express serves 4 zones -
Southern Railways, South Central Railways, Central Railways and
Northern Railways. It runs through the states of Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
The Express runs once a week and covers a distance of 3,751 km in 74 hours and 55 minutes. Jalandhar, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Bhopal, Nagpur, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram are the main stations on the way.
Class IA – Rs 2857.00
Class IIA – Rs 2479.00
Class IIIA – Rs 645.00
Train Number 6318: Jammu Tawi to
Kanyakumari, leaves Jammu Tawi at 23:15 hrs on Mondays.
Train Number 6317: Kanyakumari to Jammu Tawi, leaves Kanyakumari at 14:05 hrs on Fridays.