My husband saw me off at Bhubaneswar Railway Station and then he went to his office, saying, “Travelling alone, I feel, you are going to get bored this time!” I said, “Don’t worry, I won’t be bored. I have earphones and the book I’m reading right now (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey).” I didn’t need anything, though, because the trip turned out to be so interesting.
Travelling by the Dhauli Express was a first for me. The Bhubaneswar Railway Station was also a new place for me. I was excitedly looking forward to the experience. I especially liked how the walls of the train station were painted to highlight the state’s rich history and culture. However, it wasn’t as packed as Sealdah and Howrah. I am not sure if it is the same at other times.
I got the travel vibes as soon as I stepped inside my coach. All the travellers were on their way back from Puri, a well-known tourist destination. It’s interesting how my train trip had a fun ending. I’ve taken a number of train trips, but I’ve never encountered a magician on any of the trips. On this train journey, I had the chance to do so. In addition, it began to rain fiercely as soon as we de-boarded the train at Santragachi. Due to these factors, there was little chance of being bored. It was an eventful journey.