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Kritika Maurya Jul 01 2013

Which is your most memorable experience while travelling in Indian trains?

Puneeta Uchil Jul 01 2013
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Snagging a middle or top berth was one of the best parts about travelling by train.

The Window opened out partially into the middle berth, you could feel the cool breeze of the night, and sleep on your stomach, with your head in your hands, as the black night passed by with occasional twinkling lights.

If Middle Berths are fun, top berths are even more so (speaking as an oldest child who always snagged the top berth!) Sitting and sleeping all alone on the top berth lording it over your lesser berth-ed cousins and siblings, the light and fan right next to you, as you cosied up under a blanket and read a novel late into the night, with the racing train wheels giving you company.

Read more: http://lurnq.com/opinion/The-Best-of-the-90s-Travelling-on-the-Train-Every-Summer/

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I wont prefer trains much for my travel, but the most memorable experience is when I traveled from Hyderabad to Kerala in monsoon. The entire landscapes will change once you enter kerala, green fields , backwaters, rains, coconut trees,.... one side of the track is covered with green fields,coconut tress while the other side is covered with backwaters.. and you can't experience this if you are traveling by road. Also kerala food they serve in train-- banana bajji was awesome.

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Mahesh Mhetre Jul 01 2013
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http://www.konkanrailway.com/ Train Journey on the Sahyadri mountains on one side and the arabian sea on the other will make your journey worth remembering. Monsoon is even better time where you will get some waterfalls to see. Go through the link for more details.

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Train Journeys are my fascination..Since these days, I mostly concentrated in the Himalayan Destinations and prefer to explore other parts on my bike, these train journeys became less frequent, but only for time-being..I have numerous stories of using general (2nd class) coaches of trains, spending nights at the platforms, eating foods from the platform's stalls to spend money as less as I can. The most memorable train jouney, I made in 2002. With a free railway pass from my room-mate in college hostel, I planned to visit Shimla, but after changing so many trains, I finally arrived in Jammu. In the search of some snow-capped mountains, I randomly reached to Vaishno Devi Shrine on that trip and then life changed forever. That was the trip that realized and inspired me to backpack more and more... :-)

If you wish to read the complete story on how this celebration of life on the road started, please visit the following link:

http://www.solobackpacker.com/2012/03/22/when-celebration-of-life-started-on-the-road/

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For me Traveling by train is always something I look forward specially when I am heading towards Hills. I still remember my train journey to Uttarakhand in the year 2009. As soon as I boarded the train, my excitement was going high. It felt like every turn the train took , I was inching forward to the spectacular Hills. I still remember the experience I had when I reached Kathgodam Station at 5.30 in the morning. It was dark. Sun was about the rise in those Hills and the cold wind blowing east to west ....It was one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever in my life ....

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Experiences & shopping in Mumbai Local & Chennai Local, Celebrating Holi & New Years in train, School trip to Hyderabad & New Delhi by train, dealing with Bomb Hoax - I always cherish my Train Memories: http://travel.bhushavali.com/2009/09/on-train-tracks.html

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Been on several trips, regularly on train and mostly its on Sleeper Class! On every trip I've taken several photos from the train window! Here are some: http://travel.bhushavali.com/2011/07/from-train-window.html

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Pattu Raj Jul 02 2013
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In 2009, we had to travel Hyderabad Mangalore, stop over at Bangalore for the day. It was raining heavily for 4 days continuously, we had problems reaching the station. the train service to Mangalore had started a few months back, and we were looking forward to a good journey. We had booked in AC 3 tier, and settled in our berths. To our surprise , we were handed over damp cold sheets, pillows and towels. How to use them, in the pouring rain outside, and cold compartment ? The attender was pleading that he could not do anything, since the rains have not allowed the laundry to dry!

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Prasad Np Jul 02 2013
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Some time back I went to Rajasthan from Delhi in a train that passes from some really small towns and villages , which are not part of tourist circuit. I had a really good experience interacting with local families in the Train to Rajasthan. The train actually passed through some fields and we could see farmers using camels for ploughing and even use them to draw water from Persian well. I only wish booking train tickets is as enjoyable as traveling in train. Tatkal ticket booking on IRCTC is not very easy, hence I wrote this post about how to book train tickets in tatkal, when you need to travel in a hurry.

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Experiences & shopping in Mumbai Local & Chennai Local, Celebrating Holi & New Years in train, School trip to Hyderabad & New Delhi by train, dealing with Bomb Hoax - I always cherish my Train Memories: http://travel.bhushavali.com/2009/09/on-train-tracks.html

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Ankur Gupta Jul 03 2013
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Playing my harmonica, entertaining small kids around, playing magnetic boardgames, and sharing food (Pooriyan with aloo bhaji) with family:)

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badmiyagi .s Jul 07 2015
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Dating back to the 60's & 70's growing up in India, I've had really memorable and uniquely uncommon experiences. One was on the normal run of the mill coaches/chair cars etc. they were great for meeting other people, making new friendships etc. Vestibules, where you have interconnected access to other coaches including the dining car were wonderful.
The other came in the form of luxury personal coaches ( home on wheels) that included orderlies in waiting to serve you. It was a veritable Orient Express on a private and personal level, courtesy of Dads perks on his job.
The places and people were all just wonderful. Another treat we enjoyed was riding w/the Engineer on different locomotives. Some mammoth Steam ones (my fave), others Diesel pullers and Electric. The thrill was not just the raw and awesome power of these mechanical engineering wonders but yanking on the loud, reverberating whistle/horn chord as you straddled this spring loaded seat. Amazing how these monsters just swallowed up the endless miles of track at dizzying speeds for the time. Some reached upwards of 120 mph. Today that's more than tripled or more. I enjoyed being able to identify and related to the landscape as opposed to a flash of blurry color that just whizzes by in a blinding haze. It has to be palpable and relatable right?
I sure like to think so. Not to say I won't ride the TGV or the Bullet trains worldwide.
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