The railways are a common means of transport and it is linked with all major states and cities in India. However earlier, since Assam was the first place that came under the influence of the British, the railway tracks were chiefly created for tea and coal transportation for its lush tea estates. Today, Assam has 259 railway stations that are well-connected within the states and other leading destinations in India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Cochin, and Chennai. The major railway hubs in Assam are Guwahati, Jorhat, Goalpara, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Silchar, Tezpur, and Golaghat. If you wish to enter into the north-eastern states then Guwahati is the main destination and it has a major railway station known as ‘Guwahati Railway Station,’ that welcomes many faces every day. Besides, Guwahati is the gateway to several other north-eastern states, so one of the most inexpensive ways to travel in India is via rail. If you happen to look for the fastest train to Assam then the Rajdhani Express from New Delhi and Saraighat Express from Howrah in Kolkata are the fastest trains. These trains run on a regular basis and they provide good and luxury facilities to travellers.