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which class on train?

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which class on train?

Hi...looking at getting the mandovi express train from mumbai to goa...2 adults. A bit confused with all the classes. We are wanting our own cabin preferbly with air con its a day train as we want to see the sights as we go by.

Which class would you recommend is best for us?

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1. Re: which class on train?

If you are planing for Christmas or New Year it is too late as most of the tickets would have been cornered by the touts and thugs due to rampant corruption in the railway administration. Still if you are lucky don't buy any thing less then AC 3 Tier or AC Chair Car . But you have the option of traveling by AC Volvo Buses as well which take equal time and go up to Panjim the capital of Goa. For on line ticketing www.redbus.in

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2. Re: which class on train?

Classes in Indian Trains are as follows

1A - 1st Class AC

2A- Two Tier AC - ( your section would have 6 seats/beds) 4 on 1 side of alley and 2 on the other

3A- Three Tier AC - ( your section would have 8 seats/beds) 6 on 1 side of alley and 2 on the other

SL- Sleeper - non AC ( your section would have 8 seats/beds) 6 on 1 side of alley and 2 on the other

CC- Chair Car - AC - Just seats no berth for lying down

2S- Chair Car - Non AC

hope that gives you an idea.. For comfort and privacy 1A is reccomended... but then again its not full privacy.. 3A is my own preferred choice since we can mingle a bit with the other travellers and enjoy a ride with the sights and some company

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3. Re: which class on train?

Good description from Edwin, very unlikely you will get a cabin to yourselves as the trains are very busy. Most foreign tourists go 2AC or 3AC. You have to book well in advance.

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4. Re: which class on train?

The best place to know about Indian trains is here http://www.seat61.com/India.htm

However, as mentioned earlier, it's a bit late to book train tickets now if you are planning for December. You aren't going to get confirmed tickets as that's a very busy time. You can either fly or take the bus. Flying isn't going to be cheap either.

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Fly, fly, fly

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tripadvisor.in/…39814982

That's my trip report for a journey on the Mandovi Express.

1AC if you can get it is what is recommended. Try for that. Maybe too late, but try. 1AC tends to be a less popular option since it's expensive, but it's the tourist season and foreign tourists do like it.

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I would definitely book 1AC if you can get it especially if you want to travel alone, Sandy has given you a link to the best website for train travel.

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9. Re: which class on train?

Nice advice given by MR. Edwin, Certainly you can follow his advice.

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