The Garden City of Bengaluru and the serene beach destination of Mangaluru is just one stunning train journey away. The South Western Railway has launched two luxurious and beautiful Vistadome coaches on day Express trains between Bengaluru and Mangaluru. Savour 180-degree panaromic view of the Western Ghats from the glass windows and glass-domed ceiling. This is one train journey you must be part of! Here’s everything you need to know about the Visatdome coaches running between the two cities in Karnataka.
Enjoy Panaromic View Of The Western Ghats From Bengaluru To Mangaluru
On July 11, the first-ever Vistadome train coaches on the Mangaluru to Bengaluru express train flagged off from Mangaluru Junction. According to The News Minute, the two Vistadome coaches were fully booked, housing around 80 passengers on Train No 06540. The luxurious train took off from Mangaluru Junction and reached Yesvanthpur Junction in Bengaluru. The Vistadome coaches replaced two general coaches. These swanky coaches have large windows on both sides and glass panels on the roof to provide stunning views of the Western Ghats. The seats revolve 80 degrees have LED lights, a microwave, small refrigerators and a GPS based information system.
'See through' Vistodome coaches to offer breathtaking views of Western Ghats!
Train No:06540 Mangaluru Jn – Yesvanpur Special augmented with 2 new Vistadome coaches – Maiden journey flagged off today by Shri. Naleen Kumar Kateel, Hon'ble MP in the presence of other dignitaries pic.twitter.com/0OJcVgIZmx
— Southern Railway (@GMSRailway) July 11, 2021
Trains That Have Vistadome Coaches In The Bengaluru-Mangaluru Junction
The booking for this luxurious vistadome coaches started on July 7. The fare on this Mangaluru-Bengaluru stretch has been set to around ₹1500 to ₹1,670 per head. This is in line with the rate of the executive class of Shatabdi. Each Visatdome coach has a seating capacity of 44. You can book this experience on the following trains- Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction Gomateshwara Tri-weekly Express Special (06575/06576), Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur Weekly Express Special (Train No. 06540/06539) and Yeshwantpur-Karwar Tri-weekly special (06211/06212). The tri-weekly trains leave Yeshwantpur at 7 am and reach Mangaluru Junction at 5 pm. They leave Mangaluru Junction at 11:30 am and reach Yeshwantpur at 8:20 pm.
The highlight of this train is that the train traverses through the Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Ghat section. Passengers can get unending views of valleys, gorgeous, lush greenery and beautiful mountains. When it’s safe to travel again, here are some Indian trains that give you the ultimate luxurious experience.