Train was on time and we got the best seats. I think its a new compartment and we all enjoyed the journey. I booked my tickets through the holidayiq. We went to chennai to visit all the places in Chennai. Holidayiq is the best. Booked a hotel near beach and it was nice.
I travel by this train twice a month and it is always good. Sleeper class is a bit uncomfortable better to go in an A/C class. Food and everything is good, as it connects major stations tickets get over very soon have to book the tickets as soon as possible.
This train is a super fast express but the problem is it is having huge crowd which made me stand for long time in general, later TC took money and gave the seat so guys don't travel in train without reservation.
Chennai is the finest city of Tamil Nadu. I had very memorable experience of this city. One of the best place and my personal favourite is Marina beach. Its is one of best beaches ever.
Train is good as far as speed is considered. It also has very less stoppages which is its advantage over other. Travel time is least in comparison to other trains. Food from pantry car is very bad. Sleeper class is very bad. You cant sit on your seat independently, means train is very much crowded with general passengers including a long waiting list passengers.
It was a normal experience as usual and food was available but the toilets were not clean. People just got in to sleeper class as if it is general. But third AC was a better choice to avoid crowd and other disturbances. Overall journey was fine and you know Indian Railways services are always very bad.