Paschim Express is the only direct train from Kalka to Shimla. This train normally runs on time and the pantry car is also available in this train. The train is clean on the first day of the journey but later cleanliness is not so good.
Amazing experience with good scenery and cool climate all the way. I travelled in AC sleeper 3-tier with clean toilets. Best and fast train recommended for going to Manali from Mumbai. The bedding was very clean and the food was also very good and it was pantry food.
Train departs from Ambala Cant Junction on time and this train consumes 26 hours to reach Mumbai and I believe if someone wants to travel to Mumbai from Punjab this train is the best.
Accommodation class which I had booked was sleeper class and frankly speaking it is just an average class. The train passes through some very interesting stations like- Mathura, Kota Ratlam, Surat, Vadhodra etc. I have booked food from Travel Khanna website whose service was good and food quality was also good. The worst thing which I had experienced was the cleanliness of toilets. Toilets were in very bad condition and also sweeper does not come frequently to clean the toilets. Well the catering services were on time during the entire journey. Finally I can say that the journey was quite good and teaches me a lot of lessons.
In train we had great time and had lots of dhamaal in compartment with friends and staffs. Comfortable travel in Paschim Express and food was good. Cleaning was done in the morning and in the evening times. Toilets were clean and it was a good train to enjoy with friends.
By Tatkal booking, got an accommodation in second AC, got expected seats. Journey was good. Healthy food and drinks available at a good cost. Seats are in good condition, time is good, travelling time is less. Train is on time. TC is good. Train passes through interesting places.
It was our fault that the trip was planned in hurried manner and so we didn't had our reservation tickets on hand. But, the train was okay. We were in sleeper compartment. The train provides AC compartment too which would be many times good than what we experienced. Sleeper compartment is bad when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene. Try to carry your own sheets and blankets if you aren't in an AC compartment. The scenes outside the were pretty good and so was the weather. We ourselves enjoyed very much. The food is good. Better if you carry your food materials and enough water from home itself as it is a long journey. And, keep your baggage as less as possible.
The best and safest journey is by trains. I enjoyed a lot in the train! The facilities in the Paschim Express was splendid. The coaches were clean, and importantly the toilets did not emit foul smell. That to me was a first. In fact the food that they served was also pretty good too. I had no issues during the journey.
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