Another long Mumbai-Chennai Trip: Part 2

Stuck with a critical project for the past week, I couldn't find time to write Part 2 of yet another long Mumbai-Chennai train trip (by 11027 Mumbai Chennai Mail of course 😀 , starting on 14th August!) . Anyway, now that the weekend has arrived; here goes..before reading on, please refer to Part 1! https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/08/26/another-long-mumbai-chennai-trip-part-1/ We…Read more Another long Mumbai-Chennai Trip: Part 2

An eventful Saturday Monsoon Outing by Godavari express – Part 1

I love having a full weekend off ; especially in the monsoons. It provides you the opportunity to undertake train journeys which might otherwise have been difficult; given that there is a Mega Block on Sundays - due to which many daytime intercities usually tend to get cancelled. Moreover, the train in this case was…Read more An eventful Saturday Monsoon Outing by Godavari express – Part 1

Half a Day and 300 miles Away From Home – Part 2

There was nothing for me to do at MMR station, except for trying (in vain) to get some sleep; while sitting in the waiting room on Platform 2. The constant announcements (useful for the passengers of course, though! ) didn't help. At 04 45, I washed my face and brushed my teeth - at one…Read more Half a Day and 300 miles Away From Home – Part 2

Half a Day and 300 miles Away From Home – Part 1

A weird title for a blog - this ; but then, this "trip" itself was weird - involving a sleep-killing overnight journey to Manmad by 11015 LTT GKP Kushinagar express, which starts from LTT at 22 45 and reaches MMR at an unearthly time of 03 10 - involving a distance of 245 km. The…Read more Half a Day and 300 miles Away From Home – Part 1

Best way to spend the first weekend of the month – Part 1

I had an exciting first weekend of August ahead for me, which involved a trip to Manthralayam; primarily for the train journey, secondarily for the Tungabhadra river; and lastly for darshan at the famous Swami Raghavendra Temple . I was to take my favourite train 12163 Dadar Chennai Super express , from Dadar to Raichur ; on Friday…Read more Best way to spend the first weekend of the month – Part 1