Irish Tatler

Walk The Line: Travel author Monisha Rajesh on traversing the world by train

The Around the World in 80 Trains author on her favourite journey and the destinations that remain on her bucket list

Monisha Rajesh: “Just sitting on a train for a couple of hours in a new city can give you such a strong idea of what to expect out of the country in general”

I was working as a copy editor at a magazine and they made everyone on our desk redundant. It was not long after I finished my masters in journalism and I just saw this big block of time stretching out ahead of me. The nudge to write Around India in 80 Trains came when I was reading an article about how India’s domestic airlines could now connect 80 cities. I could see that all around ...