I'm sure we all have had the 'I wanna get away from people I know and be by myself for a while' phase. Our trio of ladies, my mother, my sister and me, experience this a tad too often. However, the last time my mother had this, it landed us in Bishnupur, a few days before Diwali, this year (2017). And what can I say, we're young blood, me and my sister. We didn't want to crash in some godforsaken land just before Diwali. But in the history of Fighting Mothers, has one ever lost? Thought so.
Hence before we understood too many things, we were already on the train heading to Bishnupur.
Train: Aranyak Express
From: Shalimar Station, Kolkata (SHM)
To: Bishnupur Junction (VSU)
Time of departure: 7:45 AM
Time of arrival: 11:30AM-12:00PM (in and around that time)
Price of ticket: Rs. 109 per ticket
Point to note: it is air-conditioned, they don't have a pantry car, there are no guaranteed tea/ snacks sellers, it's a chair car, there are plugpoints, the compartment is clean and so are the bathrooms, somewhat. It's a good train, overall. I recommend.