Journey from the start to end was comfortable. We got to see good sightseeing. Air conditioning was nice it was not like those shabby trains, I have seen people were sitting comfortably. Tea and coffee was provided regularly and even on special demands. Rates for the same were fair. Staff were good, food provided was OK though bed-sheets pillow and blanket were clean.Will travel again soon.
We travelled by sleeper class in the train. The train journey was more enjoyable, when we go through Konkan area. From Chiplun to Madgaon, scenery was very beautiful. Even though ready made food is available, food quality was not much good in the train. Improvement in the quality is needed. At Chiplun Station, tasty vada pav and tea was available. Stations were neat and clean compared to metro cities.
One of the best train to travel to Kerala from Mumbai for reaching Munnar you can get down at Alleppy of Ernakullam from there you can go by road. You can get accommodation in Alleppy for night and early morning you can leave for Munnar. The journey was excellent. The reason was we have a large group. If you are travelling in a family size please book A/c coach.
There is nothing special about the train journey. We went by third AC. Quality of service and food is below average. It is like any other Indian train. We enjoyed the journey because we friends were together and away from work. Konkan route is calm and beautiful.
Train timings are good, it reaches Cochin on time. If you don't like travelling by train, avoid this 20+ hours journey. We had booked three tire A/C tickets. Food available in train is not so good, it is advisable that you carry enough food items with you. Even food available on stations weren't so nice. It was good that we were carrying lot of food packets.
Travel by train was not worth the experience. The heat just killed the travel time. But then the train so we were lucky in a way. Though would suggest not to travel by train at this time of the year. But then the visit to the Kozhikode Beach was the highlight of the trip. One of the best and the cleanest beach that I have been to. Though the temperature was on the higher side but the evening time was perfect to spend that special moment with your special someone. In all totally worth the time spent and a must visit if you are in this part of the country.
Train was on time and TTR were also helpful. Travelled in 2 tier and seating arrangement was very good.The route by which the train was going was very good and the scenarios outside the train was also good. Toilets was also very clean. Food was also very good.
Specially preferred train journey to enjoy the great Konkan rail route and really journey remained one of the memorable one for me and my family. We really enjoyed the beauty of Konkan area and Kerala's natural beauty on the way to Cochin, starting from Panvel onwards.
It was a very pleasant journey especially during the rainy seasons the sight was wonderful. Carry food because train service and food was pathetic and of poor quality. Try and book your tickets in advance. This train is usually behind the schedule and if you are travelling with your friends or family that wont matter much.
It is a good train. People can take any train as every train is not available on all days and even timings vary. But if this train is available you can choose it over any other train though Garib Rath is faster than this. If you are going to travel for more than 12 hours will recommend 2AC over 3AC.
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