Hope you’re doing well.
Traveling is something that excites every human being.
I am one such being who gets excited to the level that I research the city as if I am going to invade it. I always double-check the route, the stay, the travel before I plan a trip.
We recently visited Chennai and I was excited for my first travel experience with
shatabdi express Bangalore to Chennai.
It’s one of the fastest and comes under luxury category of trains.
*leaves sharp at time,
hence never expect a delay.
*once you get settled you realize that the seats are very comfortable and enough leg room to relax throughout the journey.
* the train staff give you a bottle of water with the latest newspaper.
*as u browse through the newspaper, you’ll get your preferred tea/coffee with a pack of digestive biscuits and a wet tissue to refresh yourself.
The best part of executive coach is that they serve you your preferred hot drink in cutlery and not in the paper glass which is an amazing part on your train journey.
*after a while, the perfect breakfast is served.
A tray comes in which has 2 slices of bread packed, a sachet of salt and pepper, a sachet of ketchup and a tiny pack of butter.
Then comes in a hot cup of milk and a pack of corn flakes.
We had opted for non-veg.
So, we were served hot egg omelet.
Tea/coffee/green tea to end up the perfect breakfast.
the service and clean up after breakfast is real quick.
the staff is very friendly.
the food option is healthy too.
all the food is sealed, and the hygiene is maintained.
*the seats can be adjusted thus making a relaxed trip.
*the aisle of the executive coach is far better than the usual rush encounter. There can be easy movement without bumping into someone.
*there is a wide row above the seats for the luggage.
The toughened glass completes the look for the luggage aisle and makes the luggage compartment look classy.
*the toilets are clean, and hygiene is maintained.
*there are only 2 stops excluding the arrival and departure stations.
*the train reaches sharp at the time promised
*the armrest and footrest surely make comfortable seat.
There is reading light for every seat.
*the fare for the executive chair car comes approximately around Rs.1500/-
The only drawback I felt is about the pricing. I think the service can be improved for the fare.
I also think cornflakes can be served with cold milk.
Overall its a best experience compared to the usual train rides.
If you’re visiting Chennai, go see the rail museum and spend an hour or two.
You’ll definitely enjoy knowing more about the train history, train development in India and a lot more information on Indian railways.
That’s it for now guys,
see you soon.
Until we meet again,