I travel very often to raichur which is my native from yeswantpur station on weekends, well what i can tell you is if you want to travel in short time where you like super fast trains i suggest you to get onto this yesvantpur solapur train, i am sure that you are gonna experince the rolloer coaster ride while travelling in this train, yesvantpur - solapur train was tri weekly and later on it has been made daily, Now this tran runs round the week, Train timing Departure 20.50 and Arrival in raichur 4.00, actual travel time is 6.36 hours covering distance of Approx 480 Kms, you can catch this train from Platform No 1 from Yesvantur Junction, Train stops at 6 Station in between yesvantpur to raichur, 6 stations are, Dharmavaram Junction, Gooty Junction, Anantpur Station, Guntakal Junction, Adoni Station, Mantralaya Station and Raichur.
There are more trains to Raichur from Bangalore City Junction and yesvantpur Station, Best Trains Among are, Yesvantpur to Bidar SF (Tri Weekly), Bangalore City to Delhi (Rajdhani), Bangalore City to Mumbai (Udyan Express) and Yesvantpur to Solapur, Travel time for all these trains are with 7 hours except Udyan Express.
Condition of this train is clean & normal cannot expect trains to be shiny clean but yes this train is quite clean enough comparing other trains like nanded express and more, i travel most of the time in General (unreserved Boggie) Coaches, i dont like sleeping while travelling so i dont choose 2nd class or Ac Coaches, while traveling in the unreserved coaches i have lot of fun interacting with people of different cultures and different interests where we get oppurtunity to share our thoughts and interacting with one another, i find quite interesting having fun on the go in the train, when i use to travel after tickets being confirmed in the reserved coaches i use to find very boring, sleepless journey, none of them are awake and moving around lonely also makes me very much to stress on thinking some or the other things forcibly coz there's nothing to do much there, but same journey makes more interesting when i travel in unreserved coach, yes there is discomfort traveling in unreserved coaches but there is fun traveling in it, try once.
Yes there beautiful scenes in between while you travel you can enjoy but in night its hard to find it, you enjoy the view of Tunga Badra river after crossing mantralaya and Krishna River which is after raichur station if you are travelling more further to raichur station. there are more experience traveling to raichur which i'll be sharing in futur, this experience is among all my travel experiences to Raichur. Hope you have the Best experince travelling to raichur no matter which ever transport it is, and i'll breif you more about sightseeing places in raichur and places to visit, History of Raichur till then i wish you Happy & Safe journey,