The journey was full of scenic routes and tunnels especially in the last leg of the journey. The tunnels are the ones to watch out for and I would recommend tourist to take the train and not the flight or bus. The stations in Goa are clean and well-preserved.
I travelled to Goa from Chennai last month. It's a long journey but a good place to see. It's an amazing experience with my friends and I really enjoyed the train travel. After we reached, Goa we stayed for one week. On that week, I saw lots of places and attended lots of parties.
It was a nice journey, didn't get too hectic because of the train journey. I would always prefer a train journey instead of a car journey. On the way we saw the Doodh Sagar Falls which was a really nice surprise. It was a beauty to watch this fall from the train and it was really amazing. On the way we had a no of tunnels that the train went pass through which too was enjoyable.
We took an auto from home and travelled to central railway station and boarded into the train. We got placed in our seats and started our Goa trip. We were happy to enjoy the journey, we slept at around midnight 1 am and the next day we reached Goa.
It was a very comfortable journey and we had an awesome experience. We met new people and made new friends and it was something like a milestone or something like an award. Journey from Mumbai to Goa was really cool and the vada paav was tooo good.
Bardez is an excellent place in the world where you can always get all international bars, clubs, hotels, beaches, etc. My friends and I went to Bardez last month and it was really a romantic journey of my life. The best way is to travel by Vasco Express from Chennai to Vasco and then take a taxi. The train journey gives you plenty of experiences like a romantic journey. When you go along this journey you can always find plenty of waterfalls, natural dams, green areas, etc. The service from the people was really excellent.
I traveled in a direct train, which is scheduled only on Fridayís, Chennai to Vascoda. Most of the passengers are tourists only and we have seen lot of hills stations and subways which falls in between the hills stations. The train reached the destination 1.10 minutes late.
The Chennai-Vasco Express is the train which I chose for my Goa journey. First of all, it was for the timing of the train. It departed from Bangalore at 8.30 pm from Bangalore Central. Its being a weekend, it was convenient for a weekend holiday sojourn.
I travelled by the sleeper 3-tier which was more convenient and lighter on the pocket. The seats were OK and were in good condition. Moreover, the 3-tier provided for a fair view and natural air when compared to the AC class. The train passed through picturesque scenic spots on the Karnataka-Goa border like Castlerock and Dudhsagar waterfalls where a number of films have been shot including a couple of Sandalwood films. I got my first bite of vada pav at the chilly Castlerock and the green chill and the vada pav more than made up for the chill at Castlerock where the train stopped during transit. The steaming hot tea added to the vada pav and the chilled weather.
The toilets were clean but it is better to avoid the seats located near the toilets because they might stink if the train gets crowded on the overnight journey on weekends. There are plenty of food and refreshments available on the train or in Hubli where the train halts for a brief period in the early morning.
It is always good traveling in train with your beloved buddies. We traveled in second class sleeper compartments. The toilets were not clean. They were so stinky. But what to do India Is India. Food was ok. The journey would have been better if there was a plug point in every compartment near to the seats. After Mangalore the sight scenes is just amazing and worth for photographers to grab a click for their portfolios especially in morning times.
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