we booked the tickets on the spot and started the journey. it took around 4.5 hrs us to reach Pendra Road and then we waited there till sunrise and then we booked a taxi on spot and went ahead. there is no need of advance booking as seats will be easily available.
My journey to Bhopal was a fun moment. The train experience by this train is memorable. The journey usually takes 15-16 hours so we can enjoy it with friends and can get enough time for sleep and no need to worry about getting ahead of your destination as it's last stop is Bhopal. Everyone should get food packed home or if you are travelling from Raipur you should pack it from Hotel Golden in front of the station as it offers good food at reasonable price. The journey was fun. There was no tension of safety as policeman regularly roam around the train. The sightseeing from Itarsi to Bhopal was awesome. And there will always be place for you in Amarkantak Express if you are making plan one fay before. There is no pantry in the train so packed food is important. May everyone have a safe journey.
Most of the time train was on time. This train doesn't have pantry car so food has to be carried from home (Bilaspur Station). Reaching time at Pipariya was suitable. In this train we travelled overnight to reach Pipariya. Take care of your luggages as there are some sensitive stations near Katani where robbery can occur.
Very nice train for Pachmarhi, because there is no railway station at Pachmarhi. So we have to go from Pipariya and it was very nice for us because it was over night journey. We boarded train from Raipur and reached next day morning 07.00 and then hired a taxi to Pachmarhi. When we were on the way for Pachmarhi, our taxi driver stopped and we saw one beautiful place, seriously I forget the name of place but I am sure there was a grave in front of this place and after few times now we were at pachmarhi.
No food service as it was late by four hours what else you want to change your mind to droping train travelling. Even the station is not up to the mark, even you will not get the Bisleri mineral water bottle. I think people are using the same water fall water. That's all I can write about it.
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