Travelling through Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai in newly designed Vistadome coach of restored Deccan Express brings more excitement and thrilling experiences -specially the monsoon season journey will surely grow into a lifetime memory. The Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai train-route has a series of natural scenic beauty while passing through: valleys of Khandala and Lonavala; tunnels of the Southern-Eastern valley; Ulhas River – Ulhas Valley; Matheran Hill towards Neral – Songir Hill towards Jambrung. Through large glass windows, rooftop, and the observatory lounge, the passenger on this ultra modern Vistadome coach of Deccan Express -by simply sitting on pushback with 180 degree rotatable chair can enjoy unhindered views of each of these natural phenomena and watch everything clearly that passes by —— the air-spring suspension technology in coach building ensures a tire-less journey, well actually this technique is a blessing for every photographer, videographer and vlogger too, they can easily capture everything they want, all jerk free (check it by placing a glass full of water on a snack-table while the train is at its peak speed)——and, finally the overall air-conditioned coach makes the inside environment more comfortable.

Courtesy: Honourable Minister of Railways, Government of India Shri Piyush Goyal’s YouTube Channel.

A must travel to those who love, admire and wish to capture nature, or the ones who just wish to enjoy being near to nature — well it is also ideal for the young couples or family to have a day long round trip drive : book reserve seats through Passenger Reservation System or through IRCTC website, confirm the ticket -train as Deccan Express (01007) leaves Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai at 07:00 IST, halts at: Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Neral, Lonavala, Talegaon, Khadki, Shivaji Nagar -and reaches Pune at 11:05 IST and returns (as 01008) same day from Pune starting at 15:15 halting at the same stations except Neral and arrives at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai at 19:05 IST.