My Digital Diary

July 7, 2007

Pune – mumbai train Journey in monsoon.

Filed under: India, My Experience — nitin @ 9:35 pm

I am a mumbai resident working in pune for past 2 yrs.I go every alternate weekends to mumbai and everytime i used to leave early from office to catch 6:30pm train to mumbai on friday itself,so that i can reach home by 10 pm and can enjoy homemade food and a sound sleep.

But this time,i got stuck wid some work.So i had no other option than to waste my friday night in pune and  to take an early morning train frm pune to mumbai.I woke up at 5 am to catch the 6:05 singhgad express.My roomie dropped me to station as the rickshaw walas are the kings(i have a good  story on them) and they dont like being disturbed at an early hour.

The rail route is thru konkan railways which is a remarkable engineering feat acheived by indian railways appreciated over the world.The rail tracks passes through some highly inaccessible mountain terrains of the sahyadris range(approx height 550 m above sea level).There are innumerable tunnels on the way.

I got a window seat  for which i was blessed bcos i was going to experience something
very beautiful and fresh .Mountains covered with blanket of green grasses kept passing thru my unblinkable eyes.The Fog near Lonavala and khandala station was so dense ,it was almost impossible to view the landscape hardly 2 meters away from me.The sight of clouds getting so low as if touching the feet of the mountains,the fresh and refeshing air filled with a typical smell of happiness,the narrow whitesh veins flowing thru the mountains and finally converging to give the sight of a waterfall,the small
huts and cattles grazing over the green pastures.The whole surounding and climate was so chiling and exotic,i wished if i could just get down at some station and forget abt going back home.

I was feeling nostagic abt all those moments where ,during every monsoon we used to make a trek to some fort or a single day trip to some waterfall,which are plenty arnd pune and karjat area.

This moonsoon is bit unlucky for me ,as still am not able to reach,feel and touch the beautiful picture painted by our monsoon by my own hands,feets;to get wet for a good reason.Nature and its beauty is at its peak during this season.

I tried capturing some snaps/video thru my SonyEricsson W810i and dont forget to check the video too…..

Why not make the most of our life by taking a day out frm our busy schedule and to be with our mother nature.This could be the best stress buster considering our mechanical life with no brakes to the daily routine of office and work.

Am not going to loose this monsooon either,coming weekends, i will definetly try to be at some place called heaven,which is not up there  next to hell..but down here in our own land ,in our own country.


  1. Man, See how u made me nostalgic again. I still rem when we both use to travel ‘without ticket’…oops am I revealing the secret..hahaha..anyways. The journey use to be be very good. I dont find words for it and simple words will do this time. Video bhi accha and pics bhi acche. Go for a trecking, try collecting some thakele toxicites…and go rock.
    I can say nuthing, the train journey is awesome…

    Comment by Anoop — July 8, 2007 @ 12:46 am

  2. hey anup, you always used to insist to go without ticket and take a chance..and i still follow our same customs and traditions…
    Bcos of you…we even didnt buy tickets in the BEST bus while travelling from station to VESIT..that was the beginning where we started playing with the system..hahaha..
    I miss u man..US main ticket nahi nikala to chalta hai kya???

    obviouly a big NO! …Kuch mazze we can get in india only…wat say???

    Comment by nitinrohidas — July 8, 2007 @ 4:31 am

  3. Ya man, the VESIT free bus trips heheehehe…I miss those days man. Apna India uss mamle mein US se sau guna aage hain. hahaha.

    I dint experience the buses over here. I will surely try the trick here if I get a chance. :-))
    But, you continue the traditions man. Mebbe someday if I come again back to Pune, U shld not feel that you are trying out something new. You shld be there to help me start the tradition again ;-)..hehe.

    Unless and until the system doesnt play with you everyday, you can play with the system…hehe..
    Local train ke general crowded compartments ka fayda utha…ghanta koi pakadta hain…Saala kayko faltu mein paisa bharne ka…;-)) Kaam dhanda nahi hain kya..hehe :-))

    Comment by Anoop — July 9, 2007 @ 5:17 am

  4. cool post…i wish i was there in that train..

    Comment by arvind — July 9, 2007 @ 6:08 am

  5. hey arvind…thnks for the comments…

    Comment by nitin — July 9, 2007 @ 11:12 am

  6. Train journey has been my favorite. Its relaxing and particularly during, unless it is getting delayed.

    Comment by JV — July 9, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

  7. I am a frequent train traveller…there were days when trains used to get late by 17 hrs or 12 the scene has changed ,so dont worry..lalu is doing his work
    …and enjoy the journey

    Comment by nitinrohidas — July 9, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

  8. Lalu best @ nostalgia 🙂

    Comment by khadaksingh — July 10, 2007 @ 8:18 pm

  9. Nitin. iwant to comment on your statement “they dont like being disturbed at an early hour.”
    according to me “they dont like being disturbed at any time in the day or night they just want to relaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”

    Comment by Manoj — July 12, 2007 @ 11:49 am

  10. Manoj..i have a very big frusation abt the rickshhaw wala’s..

    They suck big din bhar aram karte rehte hai..kuch kaam nahi karte..

    i will post on them soon…you want to add in it?

    Comment by nitin — July 12, 2007 @ 11:57 am

  11. ya i knw hw beautiful it is..i hv traveled several times in the mrning…i will miss it…! 😦

    Comment by Ramya — July 16, 2007 @ 8:11 am

  12. Hmm…nostalgia. Been doing this all my life, until recent years…thanks for sharing!

    Comment by mahendrap — July 17, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

  13. hi Mahendra..

    thanks for dropping by…

    ..ppl do have emotional attachment with the train journeys…

    //Been doing this all my life, until recent years…

    u have settled in pune it seems…

    Comment by nitin — July 18, 2007 @ 10:16 am

  14. “This moonsoon is bit unlucky for me ,as still am not able to reach,feel and touch the beautiful picture painted by our monsoon by my own hands,feets;to get wet for a good reason”

    Guys…as i said this before…i have finally broke this jinx..
    I went for a trek to Lohagad near Lonavala last weekend and it was mind blowing experience.

    Comment by nitin — July 18, 2007 @ 10:19 am

  15. very good oicture

    Comment by arunkumar — April 28, 2008 @ 4:56 am

  16. very nice

    Comment by vijay — July 14, 2008 @ 2:25 am

  17. really nice post…. miss it…

    Comment by alex — June 7, 2009 @ 2:58 am

  18. hye friend u just remember my chilhood days of just begining during mansoon froom kalyan to pune after summer vaction, which is my birth place, but now iam in tamilnadu finshing my diplamo and to become a railway engineer of ELECTRIC TRACTION SYSTEM

    Comment by tausif — June 19, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

  19. It’s a very nice route but I don’t think it comes under Konkan railway. It’s a Central Railway route..

    Comment by Arun — July 6, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

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