All in all a wonderful experience. Everything was well-organized with many highlights. Due to the busy itinerary we had too little time to socialize with other passengers. Food was good for train cuisine.
This train stops at less number of stop/stations. Food is served and ticket price includes food price also. But it is not a daily train and it leaves from New Delhi on Tuesday/Wednesday/Sunday only 1A- first class AC coach you will get a separate cabin which has 4 berths inside it.
Goa Express takes more time. So, I would suggest other passengers to board Mangala Express. Travelling in Goa Express was a good experience, seats were good. Toilets were clean, food water and other refreshments were available time to time. In the train we were often disturbed by the beggars, there was no proper dustbin in the train. Stoppages were many.
If your and an old age passenger you should prefer AC 3 tier coach and if you are young then you can afford sleeper seat's. I liked the journey to Delhi. The facility given in the AC coach was good with clean toilets. The food was good and clean and food was available at every station. There was variety of food available.
Even after making the booking 60 days in advance our tickets were not confirmed till the last day. Just 2 hours before departure I received the confirmation sms from IRCTC. We were overjoyed and made the packing hurriedly. The travel was so exciting and we all enjoyed the train journey. Kids enjoyed so much and made new friends in the train. It was like a family affair inside the train compartment where everybody was enjoying to their fullest.
I travelled through Goa Express as it is the only train via Miraj from Pune. It provides excellent services and was a nice travel by railways. Having more trains from Pune via Miraj could be more benefited but never the less, railway’s are thousands time better than any other way of communication.
It was a nice experience with my wife and my kids. I appreciate the service which I received from holidayiq.com. Goa is always a pleasant location for all Indians but this time I felt special because of the service which I received from the hotel and the website. I should suggest everyone to stay in this resort and feel comfortable with the services which they offer and the train travel was good.
I boarded around 5 pm from Mathura and got down almost same time the next day. It was a tiring journey and train was good but due to the long route I was completely fed up. Food and service in the train was provided by IRCTC and was good. Toilet was not good but as you know it is Indian Railways and there will be problem except for Rajdhanis and other premium class.
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