I had a very nice experience of the bus journey from Mumbai to Bengaluru by multi-axle Volvo/Mercedes (not sure) bus of Sharma Travels. Maybe I was fortunate, because the bus was brand new and the cabin was super-clean, super-fresh, the AC functioning properly, and of course the windows were sealed because of air-conditioning, so the cabin was very quiet. No creaking and squeaking sounds. A blanket, water bottle and newspaper were provided to the passengers.
For me the bus journey started at about 2 pm from Vashi in Navi Mumbai, the bus took a halt at Pune for lunch and later on somewhere near Sholapur for dinner, after which it was non-stop till Bengaluru.
The entertainment system was good, with 2 LCD screens, one at the start and one in the middle of the cabinet. I was travelling alone, so it kept me well-entertained.
Unfortunately, the experience of travelling back to Mumbai was a totally opposite from what is described above, but I'll reserve that for the next post.