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  Jodhpur Station
by Canadienne

Indian Railways. . .what can I say? It's a love-hate relationship. :-)

My train travel in 2001 was smoother than in 2004. . .on this latest trip we encountered repeated cancellations, delays (of record-making length!) and woes. Admittedly, we also encountered some particularly lovely people. . .and had lots to laugh about at the end of the day(s).

My preferred class of travel is 3rd A/C - it's cheap enough, clean enough and bedding is supplied.

Of my travels, the route from Mumbai to Gandhidham was the most enjoyable. Our cabinmates were some Gujarati men who shared their food, played cards with us, taught us some basic words (they didn't speak English, so this part was all done through Charades). We also had an older man who broke into Qawaali in the evening and serenaded us for the better part of an hour. Priceless!

Type: Train

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2004
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