If you google it the first thing that comes up is that it is the best way to travel in India. Especially when it comes to long distance travels. So here i am, in a train right now and the experience seems…interesting or more on the odd side. This is my second train trip (like in my whole 25 years of life) Notice i just said 25, speaking of which my birthday is in two days that is why i am currently traveling to Agra to see the famous Taj Mahal. My first train travel was a short distance one to Surat from Baroda. Again – pretty odd. Imagine just facing a stranger for hours on end till you arrive. Yes i could have made friends but i am a shy person.
Anyway, i am currently in the Gujarat Sampark Kranti headed for Hazrat Nizamuddin. Well we will drop off at Mathura but you get the picture. This is my first long distance train and when i got to my seat in 3AC 4 people were sitting on my seat and i couldn’t tell them to move for fear of being rude or i am plain timid. I ended up looking for another seat were we both had to sleep (ofcourse i am with my pea). The train staff offered us supper, a nice supper super tasty i might add and i went against my better judgement of not eating cooked food while travelling for fear of food poisoning or getting drugged. It was tasty!
Oh and the train superfast, i mean i have always heard that name but i really did not expect it to be this fast. This train is flying! I thought 12 hours were going to be unbearable but guess what? With only 2 hours 30 minutes before i get off this train i still feel supper comfy. You get used to facing the strangers near you or they fall asleep and you don’t have to face them at all. Your partner falls asleep but trust my Jiofi to keep me entertained throughout my jeorney because wi-Fi really keeps the world going. Your butt hurts ofcourse but not as much as it would if you were travelling by bus or car plus there is more leg room!
In a nutshell, train travel in India is more bearable that i imagined it was going to be.