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12779/Goa Express (PT)
गोंय एक्सप्रेस     गोवा एक्सप्रेस

VSG/Vasco-da-Gama --> NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin

Updated: Jan 18 2017 (17:16) by Abhishek Jaiswal
Jan 18 2017 (17:16)

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Jul 15 2015 (20:40)   12779/Goa Express (PT)

The Journey matters more than the Destination~   1009 blog posts   44 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1541685            Tags   Past Edits
This food tip is based on my second experience with this train from Kulem to Pune. On our first expedition, we carried home made food and hence didn't taste the pantry food.
Biryani:
We ordered Veg Biryani and Egg Biryani from Meals on Wheels vendors.
Myself being a vegetarian had the Veg one while my friends had non-veg ones. The Biryani was one
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of the worst items I have ever had on a train. The rice was half cooked and it was tasteless. Same was the case with Egg Biryani with the same tasteless rice with Egg added. The Veg Biryani and Egg biryani cost Rs. 80 and Rs. 90 respectively.
Some other food items like Veg Pulav, Chow Mein and Veg Lunch are available from the same vendors but after this horrible experience, I couldn't risk trying.
Tea:
The Dip Tea served by Meals On Wheels is good and ask for a biscuit packet(Digestive Marie) if they don't serve it.
Ice Cream:
The Ice-Cream they sell is from a company called Anmul, the exact duplicate of Amul.
What to have?
Bhel: The train reaches Londa Jn by 6.40pm where you get yummy Bhel. The Bhel costs Rs.20 per plate and is totally worth it. I myself had two plates of it.
Chapati Bhaaji: The train reaches Belgavi by 7.45 pm where you get really tasty Chapati- Bhaji. The cost is Rs 30 per plate in which you get 3 Chapati's and a plate of bhaaji. We ordered one plate to taste and it was yummy. Before we could order more, the train departed from the station and to our dismay, we were forced to have the Biryani from Meals on Wheels. The train halts at Belgavi for a mere 5 mins, hence try to make it quick.
Final Tip: Carry your own food if you can and never order from Meals on Wheels on this train.
Pic: Yeah, that's veg biryani!!!

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Jul 15 2015 (22:05)
akku   786 blog posts   633 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1541685-1            Tags   Past Edits
anmul ice cream lolzzzzz
there are many places in railways,where local venders provide better food than onboard.
some routes are-
bbs - jsg route
kota-bina route
bina-kte
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route
most routes in tamil nadu/kerela border{local venders offer biryani/pulav,awsome taste for rupees 30-40}
jaipur-adi route
never travelled on konkan rail route,but your tip was useful.

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Jun 23 2016 (13:13)
deepakmurthy   17 blog posts
Re# 1541685-2            Tags   Past Edits
Meals on Wheels is once of the worst food vendor on almost all the routes. IRCTC is the best.
I think railways should ban meals on wheels.
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Feb 15 2017 (20:10)   12779/Goa Express (PT)

Rohit Deshmukh   10 blog posts   2 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2165861            Tags   Past Edits
If you are travelling this train from madgaon then try to capture the window seat if u have in your reservation
From Madgaon Jn to Londa Jn you got a great views of Western Ghat which is still untouched.
From Kulem to Londa Jn you didn't get any roadway or any village near to railway lines.
There are only greenery and greenery only. And
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do not forget Dudh Sagar waterfalls.
Prefer to do this travel in rainy season!!!!!
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Nov 10 2016 (06:23)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

jaideepganguly~   467 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2054453            Tags   Past Edits
Train stops both @ BPL & HBJ. Admins please make the change

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Nov 10 2016 (06:31)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग~   5891 blog posts   320 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2054453-1            Tags   Past Edits
No it doesn't stop at BPL .
See link click here

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Nov 10 2016 (08:11)
jaideepganguly~   467 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Sir With all due respect, to ur knowledge, it had a stop at PF # 3, Arr: 2.09 Dep: 2.14 & @ HBJ it was only 1 min stopping

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Nov 10 2016 (10:53)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग~   5891 blog posts   320 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2054453-3            Tags   Past Edits
Official site par stoppage show nhi kar rha isiliye nhi diya h yaha par.

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Nov 10 2016 (10:54)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग~   5891 blog posts   320 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2054453-4            Tags   Past Edits
Aap ki bat sahi hogi magar ye sote kewal indianrail.gov.in ko follow karti h.

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Nov 10 2016 (11:07)
jaideepganguly~   467 blog posts   386 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Sir, pichle 3 din se, 12780 has stoppages on both BPL & HBJ. 12779 only halts @ BPL

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Nov 10 2016 (11:10)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग~   5891 blog posts   320 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2054453-6            Tags   Past Edits
Bhai isme me kuchh nhi kar sakta .aap kisi TL monitor ya fir admin se bat karo with proof . Wo hi kuchh kar sakte ho.

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Nov 10 2016 (11:13)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग~   5891 blog posts   320 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2054453-7            Tags   Past Edits
Kisi reson se ruk gai hogi . Iske halt BPL se delete kar diya gaya h .Reservation bhi nhi ho raha .aap check kar sakte ho.
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Oct 23 2016 (17:55)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

Mohd Arif*^~   14964 blog posts   1454 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2033677            Tags   Past Edits
Egg Biryani at 100rs and veg thali for 130rs
egg Biryani was not good , Rice was uncooked nd cold , thali was ok , if u wanna order pantry food in this train then don't try biryani ,

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Oct 26 2016 (13:04)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2033677-1            Tags   Past Edits
Huh the same egg biryani is sold at 70 in most cases.
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Oct 23 2016 (18:13)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

Mohd Arif*^~   14964 blog posts   1454 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2033698            Tags   Past Edits
after trying pantry in lunch we try travelkhana for dinner
we Order butter chicken nd Chapati combo , delivery station Miraj
after applying coupon we pay 230rs for this ,
food kafi badhiya tha , butter chiken nd chapati abhi bhi garam thy jab miraj pe deliver hue , ye ab tak ka best food tha mere
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lie kisi bhi train me
, mai ye suggest karunga try karne ko agar apki train miraj se ja rahi nd apko lunch ya dinner karna ho

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Oct 24 2016 (15:26)
manindersaini3   83 blog posts   62 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Yes Travelkhana is best to deliver food on seat and now IRCTC is also running in the race, pantry food is worse in almost every trains now. Can't play with our health ;)
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Oct 23 2016 (17:49)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

Mohd Arif*^~   14964 blog posts   1454 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2033671            Tags   Past Edits
morning breakfast by Pantry ,
10rs for tea & biscuit and 50rs for bread Omelet.
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,Bread-Cutlet, Idli-Vada and Upma-Vada was also available
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Apr 13 2016 (23:26)   12779/Goa Express (PT)

RTR180   958 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1802189            Tags   Past Edits
Absolutely horrible food! And ridiculously overpriced.
100 for egg biriyani!!! :O And 120 for Chicken biriyani. Egg was stale.
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Dec 24 2015 (21:23)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

Ivar~   18 blog posts
Entry# 1690486            Tags   Past Edits
Travel Experience – Shirdi Sai – 1 Dec -4 Dec 2015
Travelled to Shirdi by Goa Exp (12780) on 1 Dec 15. Leaves Nizamudin at 1500 hrs and reaches Manmad / Kopargaon between 10 and 11 next morning. Taxi charges from Manmad to Shirdi are Rs700. From Kopargaon, auto charges are Rs 300. Distance from Manmad to Shirdi is about 75 km. From Kopargaon 30 km. Time taken is 1.30 hrs and 30 minutes. Train journey between Manmad and K Gaon is about 40 minutes.
Travel by 3 AC in GoaExp was not
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bad. This was cleaned by private company staff at two places. Travelers have also improved a bit and most try to keep the train clean except toilets. Food and beverages are available and cleanly packed. Experience of bio toilets has completely failed. Bio toilets are always dirty to the brim. Earlier toilets could still be used in dirty condition. Now travelers refrain using bio toilets, and look for other toilets going to other compartments.
Stayed Hotel Sai Kanahyia, just 200 meters from the Mandir. This is located on a road near T junction of Hotel Tulsi, Gate 3 of the Mandir. Sai Kanahyia has been a good experience. Very neat and clean. Non AC room for Rs 900 per day. Food /tea available across the road-reasonably priced. There are whole lots of restaurants near Mandir. Sai Kanahyia is starting its own restaurant in matter of days. Hotel staff was helpful and courteous.
Mandir Darshan can be had either by booking through internet – Aarti Rs 500, Darshan Rs 100. One can also have Darshan in queue without booking. Sr citizens and government officers can go to PRO’s office near gate no. 1, on the highway and Mandir Road corner. They have to produce ID proof and Rs 500 / Rs 100. They are issued a priority entry slip which enables them entry through a shortcut. Thursdays and Fridays are comparatively crowded. So are the other festival days.
Mandir Shani Shingnapur is about 70 km. Taxi charged Rs 1100 for up and down journey. Takes 1.30 hrs each way. Though not compulsory, one may take ‘ Tel, Kale Til ’ etc and black thread to Mandir. These are available market outside Mandir. Mobile can be taken inside. Wearing belt or other leather items are not allowed.
On return, Hotel Mauli Prasad, about 6 km from Shingnapur was good experience. Had Kadhi Pakori and rice were fabulous. Bajra Bhakri (roti) was delicious. And Chhach was excellent.
Return journey from Shirdi to Manmad was by a taxi, which charged Rs 500. On way, some 30 km from Manmad, bought Bhelpuri for Rs 20- a big packet. Excellent.
KarnatakaExpress time at Manmad is 2.45 pm. Halts there for 15-20 minutes. Though officially this is for 10 minutes. Everything stated above for GoaExpress is true of this KarnatakaExpress.

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Dec 25 2015 (11:29)
ambujpathak29   331 blog posts   3497 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Helpful and nice description

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Dec 25 2015 (11:40)
ODISHA Suuperrr FAST ™® OD05   140 blog posts   23153 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Nice experience.
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Nov 10 2013 (11:16)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

GOA SK TO VSG~   6196 blog posts   613 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 901589            Tags   Past Edits
Sleeper coaches are well maintained and clean, toilets in sleeper coaches are OK and no shortage of water.
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Nov 10 2013 (11:10)   12779/Goa Express (PT)

GOA SK TO VSG~   6196 blog posts   613 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 901576            Tags   Past Edits
While travelling in this train for Vasco Londa part of the journey try to get a seat to your right side to enjoy a beautiful beach at Sankval station places like Suravli, Chandor, etc and the Majestic Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

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Dec 09 2013 (13:57)
12106 Vidarbha SF Express*^   1615 blog posts   1976 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 901576-1            Tags   Past Edits
From Vasco to MRJ, it should be "Lower" or "Side lower" ?

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Dec 09 2013 (17:29)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6196 blog posts   613 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Last time when i travelled side lower was near to the waterfalls side.
But i would still stay seat to your right it can be lower or side lower.

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Dec 13 2013 (04:35)
samyak.anand   2 blog posts
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Dudh sagar water fall is awsome espically in monsoon......
At the dudhsagar...... in monsoon

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Dec 13 2013 (04:37)
samyak.anand   2 blog posts
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Nt nly for vasco to mrj....
Side lower is best seat in train......

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Dec 13 2013 (10:37)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6196 blog posts   613 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 901576-5            Tags   Past Edits
Any reasons why side lower is best ?
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