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Matheran!! ..here I come

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1st May 2008, 7:00am, we reached Pune station. As usual we were not aware from where we are supposed to buy tickets... :) We had decided to board the Sahyadri express which comes at 7.50am since it’s the only train that stops at Neral. After standing in multiple queues and a couple of visits to the information counter, we got 2 tickets for the general compartment. Blissfully unaware of what lies in a general compartment, we were happy about it.


The train arrived at 8:00. It was a bit late... As usual... :) On arrival we found that it was extremely crowded. We ran and boarded the general compartment after lots of dhakka-bukki. Saumi being the gentleman as he is did not fight for a seat. But I was determined to get one... :) I managed to get the fourth and fifth seat on the couch supposed to be seating 4 persons. It was so crowded that people were sitting on the upper berths as well. The train journey was a great experience. It lasted for almost 2 hours. Saumi read newspaper all the tim…