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Posted: Jan 23 2023 (20:31)

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Jan 23 2023 (20:31)   20607/MGR Chennai Central - Mysuru Vande Bharat Express | MAS/MGR Chennai Central (12 PFs)
S_V_Iyer^~   18236 blog posts
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Where to Start…..A Much awaited Trip? …. No… A Trip to experience the Modern flange of Indian Railways?? .. No Wait... Let it be Simple yet Classy … A TRIP ONBOARD THE FASTEST TRAINS OF INDIA - THE VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS

It has been many long years since I had penned down a Trip Report. Not because I didn’t want to but all the trips have been monotonous enough except for my April 2019 Trip onboard the then newbie Rajdhani of Indian Railways viz 22221
Mumbai CSMT- Hazrat Nizamuddin Push Pull Rajdhani Express. The Vande Bharat Express promised me another exciting but varied journey with lots to look forward to.

So my Trip started to take shape when I had to go to Kodaikanal for some urgent work. I flew to Madurai from Mumbai by an Indigo flight. After I had finished my work there, it was time to look out for options to book my tickets for journey back home in Mumbai. A random search for a Train from Madurai to Mumbai showed big Waitlists with lowest confirmation probabilities and a rough calculation with the available quotas gave me a clue to drop the plan. The flights from Madurai to Mumbai wouldn’t help me either. Seats in Convenient flights were all gone and all was available was in some late evening flight with a costly seat.

A quick check for a flight from Namma Bengaluru to Mumbai gave me the respite and it was then things started falling in place. I knew if it was Bengaluru then I had a chance to travel in a beastie that I was looking forward too viz the newbie Vande Bharat Express which will not only help me reach Bengaluru but also make my long awaited dream to try this Vande Bharat Express to materialize. Now I was quizzing myself with lots of unanswered questions in mind. How to reach Chennai Central from Kodaikanal? Any Train that could drop me off atleast 1 hour prior to departure of Vande Bharat Express? Will I get a confirmed Ticket?

For now I will stop here and will soon be back.

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Click Here to read Part 4 of the Trip Diary

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Jan 02 (10:18)
Vinay_Mysuru^~   8095 blog posts
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Jan 02 (19:30)
Vivek.Venugopalan^~   2129 blog posts
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Very well written travelogue sir, felt like we were traveling with you.
One feedback: The experience would have been even better if it was in a single part just to maintain the continuity and have the readers engrossed.

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Jan 02 (23:19)
S_V_Iyer^~   18236 blog posts
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Thanks a lot. Will surely try to put the entire Travelogue from my next trip in a single post.
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