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"To/from Poona, try the train...." Mumbai Transportation Tip by Pierre_Rouss

Mumbai Transportation: 164 reviews and 185 photos


To/from Poona, try the train. I took the 'Shatabdi' train, I believe the name was, in a wagon with A/C which will serve you tea and snack like in an airplane. <BR>
The ride is interesting since you have to climb up a pass from Poona, and then down a steep slope down to the coast where Mumbai is located. I was told the train has 2 locomotives in case one breaks down.
After a while, being in the air conditioning wagon gets tiresome. I spent a long portion of the 4 hours trip on the platform between two wagon enjoying the scenary: the jungle, some monkeys peaking at the passing train, the train stations, the villages, etc...

Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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