Dhauli Express takes eight and half hours to reach Howrah from Puri. The journey won't be pleasant by normal 2S class, the journey is better by A/C Chair Car. Be sure to buy lunch packs from Puri, as the catering on train isn't reliable enough. A person with a IRCTC badge couldn't give me standard quality tea or coffee, then imagine what could be the standard of lunch. Train reaches destination mostly on time. If you stay 10-20 km away from Howrah station, then prepaid taxi is your best option, considering your luggage. If traveling single, then a bus maybe okay. So, take this train considering your food requirement and how far your home is from Howrah. Oh, the toilets are terrible.
Train journey is very comfortable as compared to the bus. It gives us sightseeing facility too. Also the Dhauli Express is clean and is on time. The passengers should pick this train as the train offers cheap reservation seat tickets. The seats are clean and comfortable.
It was a splendid experience for me having able to travel to Puri by train with my friends. Being in Puri you fill spiritually with real sense of happiness and peace of mind forgetting all the hassles of ongoing life. Puri with its beach at sore of Bay Bengal gives us the perfect refreshment required in lie to ace the upcoming challenges. So Puri, a must destination in all travellerís early travel book. Puri gives the perfect platform for devote to meets own deity.
We boarded at Howrah Junction and headed straight towards Puri Junction. The journey was at first interesting but after the train started delaying we were completely bored. The journey was at last become boring. After about 12 hours we reached Puri Junction. We had an auto to our hotel and rested there.
I was fascinated by trains when I was a child. The electronic ticket system works fine. Trains are a cheap way to travel. With Indian Rail you get there but often with big delays. Therefore you must not plan a tight schedule, take your time and enjoy the adventure.
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