It's a usual overnight train journey with no frills. Board, sleep and de-board. Though bus is recommended to reach McLeodganj however with infant you might need to move here and there a lot. This is the reason, we booked the train 3 tier AC coach and I must say our journey was pleasant and comfortable.
One can easily reach Himachal by choosing Dhauladhar Express (14035) via Jalandhar as the train is suitable to travel at night and reach early morning. You will find less hustle in the train even if you choose sleeper class. The train does cover Harayana and parts of Punjab which is enjoyable at dawn. The conditions of toilets are fine enough to be used and the beddings in the AC class are clean and usable.
Nice train to board as the train directs one from Delhi to Pathankot. Due to the train being directed to Pathankot other passengers need to worry about dismounting the train at an intermediate station if you are going to Dalhaususie or Dharamsala etc. The Train looks too neat and clean. We travelled in sleeper but we had no issues except when the train was nearing Delhi local people boarded the train as its at the morning time.
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