The journey will be good and it is time to meet new people to interact with them while travelling. There is no quality food and not neat, pantry staff are not clean and neat even they dress. There is no water facility in toilets, it is also lot of disturbance.
Travelling to any place in train is very nice. I travelled to Bangalore by this train. Overall, experience of the journey is very good. The train is very good. The food is also very good inside the train. Though the train take around 33 hours journey time, still the journey was not hectic. I enjoyed my journey a lot. I travelled by 3 tier A/c coach. The cleanness in train is very good and most importantly toilets are also very clean in the train.
We have reserved our tickets 2 months before early, we have boarded in 3 AC at Bangalore Railway Station. We have already prepared food and snacks from home itself, because we didn't like the way they prepared so we prepared our own. So train started at 12.40 pm and we reached Visakhapatnam by next day 11.00 pm. There we booked a hotel to stay there.
I boarded the train at around 1 o’clock at the station SBC (Bangalore city junction). It was around 25 hours journey to Bhubaneswar and after getting down directly went to my pre-booked hotel as I was very tired.
It was a nice hotel at an affordable price. I took rest at night and started visiting sightseeing from the next morning. There is a taxi facility available. The room service was nice. Name of the hotel is Bhagya Palace. Its near the Bhubaneswar Railway Station. Ask any rickshaw or auto drivers, they will take you that hotel.
It was the day after my exam when I set out to the railway station for the train. Boarding at 8.20 the long rail journey was of 25 hours. On the way there were places that were really nice to witness and on the way we saw the old Ganga and the Godavari River and it was a magnificent view. The food was ok but the journey still holds a special place in my travelogue.
It is well known train which travels a long distance. It is always on time and we can easily get reservations in this train. This train covers most of the well known areas on the way. It covers famous places like Tirupati, Vijayawada and Annavaram etc. and moreover the maintenance in the train is very good like clean toilets and clean floor.