The advantage of being an IT professional is that I always have a companion with me, my laptop. Glued to its screen at the office sometimes I open a new window to search for new tourist spots. Being an adventure freak, I usually look for some enigmatic places to explore. Travelled throughout India I have visited many different places but have missed some places of South India. The IT profession proves to be a miser in giving long holidays so people like me utilize the short leaves to take a break from the usual ambience. Talking with some of my colleagues I decided to go for a short and different trip via train from Bangalore to Madurai by Tuticorin Express. It’s surprising that a person like me would choose a place like Madurai as a holiday destination, but sometimes different is also required.
Thus, putting a few pair of denims and a couple of t-shirts I was all set to go with my rucksack and the Nikon camera, which I bought recently after saving money for a few months. The bookings of this trip were done by my travel agent who reserved my ticket in the Tuticorin Express. The train was coming from Mysore Junction and was scheduled to reach Bangalore City Junction at 9:10 pm. Fearing the traffic in Bangalore, I started around 6.30 from my place and reached the station by 8.15 pm. The train 16732 down Tuticorin Express was on time and I was glad to get a side upper berth, which is my favourite seat. The train halted at 13 stations between Bangalore and Madurai and covered a distance of 481 kilometers. I had a very cute co-passenger, a little girl Anushka, who was very attracted to my camera, which I used to take a few snaps of her. Since the timing of the train was at night, I went to sleep around 10.30, but could not sleep early as working in IT companies makes you a nocturnal insomniac.
I prefer a train journey to bus journey since the former is more comfortable and my journey via train from Bangalore to Madurai by Tuticorin Express was also no exception. Getting down at the Madurai junction at 7 o’clock in the morning, I was confident to have a wonderful trip in the next few following days. Since the start was smooth I hoped for a good and hassle-free journey ahead.