Western Ghats during monsoons is one of the most beautiful visuals one can ever get n India. Relentless rains all the Way from Sakleshpur. No signs of stopping. A sleeper class travel on one of the most relaxed rides on the Konkan coast. Life is not all about meeting deadlines and a rat race. The simplest pleasures of life are the least expensive ones.
Towards an aggressive exit, soon to stop at Byndoor, Bangalore bound 16524 ready to switch off its headlights soon
Hanuman Liveried 3A twins smoke heavily as it curves past Udupi towards Mangalore with a multicolored BCNA rake in tow
Mangalore – Mumbai, 12134 , also called as Rocket, enters a laidback and green Udupi station on a humid and cloudy monsoon evening.
Rushing through lush green Konkan landscapes on a monsoon morning.
After a brisk run on an overcast monsoon evening, we enter Mysore outer cautiously for well deserved rest after traversing challenging gradients and innumerable curves
Is it the train ? Is it the rain ? Is it the journey ? Is it the cool wind rushing on your face ? Is it the rhythm of the train or the falling rain ? Is it the feel of early morning fresh monsoons on your hand ? What is bliss ? The answers to all these questions are hidden in this beautiful portrait.
Konkan Railway in the monsoons is an absolute delight to travel. This coastal railway along and through the western ghats provide 2 distinct landscapes for our viewing pleasure, Mangalore to Madgaon & Madgaon to Mumbai. However the tunnels, viaducts, bridges, greenery, rains, mountains and an enchanting experience is a common trait shared by both these sections. Seen here is our Pune bound Ernakulam – Pune (Poorna) Express, awaiting a crossing with the Madgaon – Mangalore intercity express at the picturesque Karwar. Seen ahead is T-80, Karwar Tunnel, 3 KM in length cutting through the western ghats.
Our Pune Bound 22149 from Ernakulam curves in towards the Aghanshini River near Kumta, North Karnataka, India. A beautiful name, Aghanashini means Destroyer of Sins.
12133 , Mumbai CST – Mangalore Junction express, nicknamed ROCKET by rail enthusiasts enters Udupi on the Konkan Railway. Overnight rain followed by bright sunshine with clouds playing hide and seek while our Pune Bound 22149 waits for the line to clear.