You get time to sleep and get ready for a great holiday. This train mostly is on time. Clean inside the compartments though the wash rooms could be better maintained. This time the A/c did not work well but everything else was fine. The co-passengers were a little disturbing. They kept on switching on the lights throughout the night and disturbed the sleep.
It is one night journey by train and pantry car is there for hygienic food. 3 AC journey is very comfortable. Please book tickets as early as possible. Be careful, some time unauthorized person come to the coach during the travel. During morning travel you can take a cup of tea and spent the time.
I started my journey from Haridawr by Utkal Express at 6 o'clock and it was a very good experience because I had booked ticket in AC class and coach was clean and there was no noise as in AC class trains of India, it's always like this. The train staff are very friendly and I had taken breakfast from Haridwar so I had not purchased any food stuff from the train.
It is better not to opt for this train if you have time shortage since the journey time is very long. I travelled in sleeper class and there was lack of cleanness in the coach. If someone wants to travel from this train only he should always get update with train current position at the respective railway station. Since normally this train getís late. Food was also not good and it is advisable to carry your own tiffin rather that eat train food.