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10103/Mandovi Express
     मांडवी एक्सप्रेस

CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus --> MAO/Madgaon Junction

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Updated: Nov 23 2016 (11:46) by IR no more Safe^~
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Nov 10 2013 (09:44)   10103/Mandovi Express

S V Iyer*^~   13575 blog posts   12343 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 901414            Tags   Past Edits
This train is KRs ISO certified train. Best for enjoying the beauties of Konkan with the demography changing from Urban to Semi Urban to Rural.

Best quality and tastier food available in this train with lots of varieties. The Pantry managed by M/s. Ahuja Caterers have been ranked country's No 1. The same Caterers also manage pantry aboard 10111/12 Konkan Kanya Express (another ISO train of KR) due to Rake sharing.
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MUST TRY !!!

Onboard shopping facility also available...

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Nov 10 2013 (14:09)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 901414-1            Tags   Past Edits
Your "MUST TRY !!" has made me vote Green ...
and think for travelling at least once...

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Nov 18 2013 (00:58)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11193 blog posts   2561 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 901414-2            Tags   Past Edits
This further pushes me to take the journey at least once. :)
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One question Iyer sir. What all food options are available for the MAO bound Konkan Kanya as the train reaches well before lunch time.

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Nov 18 2013 (08:24)
S V Iyer*^~   13575 blog posts   12343 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 901414-3            Tags   Past Edits
There will be limited options in Konkan Kanya if any due to late running as it traverses the Konkan Route during night time. Otherwise meals are just limited to breakfast....

To experience a restaurant type lunch... One must travel in Mandovi Express..

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Nov 18 2013 (10:20)
Anshul Vipat~   7928 blog posts   1878 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 901414-4            Tags   Past Edits
I would suggest you to travel in Mandovi instead of KK.Once you eat food in Mandovi you will actually hate all other pantry service in IR

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Nov 18 2013 (15:21)
Dipanshu   1294 blog posts   81 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 901414-5            Tags   Past Edits
For enjoying food onboard KonkanKanya. pls travel MAO-CSTM 10112... Pls refer to my post /blog/post/909844 to have a look at Food options. I travelled on 10112 a day back.

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Nov 19 2013 (02:34)
Amit Pal~   911 blog posts
Re# 901414-6            Tags   Past Edits
What are the must try food items in mandovi exp?? will be travelling in it very soon, so asking..

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Nov 19 2013 (07:59)
S V Iyer*^~   13575 blog posts   12343 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 901414-7            Tags   Past Edits
From Briyanis to Thalis to Noodles and Fried Rive with few items that change on a daily basis...

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Nov 19 2013 (08:02)
S V Iyer*^~   13575 blog posts   12343 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 901414-8            Tags   Past Edits
Yes snacks are also available.... the varieties are more.... I always prefer Veg Thali on my every travel aboard 10112.... :)
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Mar 01 2014 (23:03)   10103/Mandovi Express

Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 1011386            Tags   Past Edits
If History is any indication about Punctuality, travelers should be careful to plan the onward journey. As this train has history of Frequent late arrival at destination and highly risky start time from source.
What makes this train so 'Punctually' unpunctual is not known, but travellers should keep in mind that onward journey / xfer time must have gap of double of normal and that can be as big as 8 hours !!!
If the story seems unconvincing have look at the February 2014 data of dep / arr History.
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Only Food and Track Beauty can not be factors to choose the train as best train to travel.
Mumbai CST/CSTM
Date Dep Time
Fri Feb 28, 2014 07:10 (on time)
Thu Feb 27, 2014 07:13 (3m late)
Wed Feb 26, 2014 n/a
Tue Feb 25, 2014 07:12 (2m late)
Mon Feb 24, 2014 07:12 (2m late)
Sun Feb 23, 2014 07:14 (4m late)
Sat Feb 22, 2014 07:10 (on time)
Fri Feb 21, 2014 07:54 (44m late)
Thu Feb 20, 2014 n/a
Wed Feb 19, 2014 07:13 (3m late)
Tue Feb 18, 2014 07:12 (2m late)
Mon Feb 17, 2014 07:18 (8m late)
Sun Feb 16, 2014 n/a
Sat Feb 15, 2014 07:10 (on time)
Fri Feb 14, 2014 n/a
Thu Feb 13, 2014 07:10 (on time)
Wed Feb 12, 2014 n/a
Tue Feb 11, 2014 07:40 (30m late)
Mon Feb 10, 2014 n/a
Sun Feb 09, 2014 07:11 (1m late)
Sat Feb 08, 2014 n/a
Fri Feb 07, 2014 09:02 (1h 52m late)
Thu Feb 06, 2014 07:10 (on time)
Wed Feb 05, 2014 07:10 (on time)
Tue Feb 04, 2014 08:00 (50m late)
Mon Feb 03, 2014 n/a
Sun Feb 02, 2014 07:10 (on time)
Sat Feb 01, 2014 n/a
Fri Jan 31, 2014 07:16 (6m late)
Thu Jan 30, 2014 07:15 (5m late)
Wed Jan 29, 2014 n/a

Madgaon Junction/MAO
Date Arr Time
Fri Feb 28, 2014 18:45 (on time)
Thu Feb 27, 2014 21:27 (2h 42m late)
Wed Feb 26, 2014 n/a
Tue Feb 25, 2014 19:28 (43m late)
Mon Feb 24, 2014 19:50 (1h 5m late)
Sun Feb 23, 2014 19:38 (53m late)
Sat Feb 22, 2014 19:16 (31m late)
Fri Feb 21, 2014 21:40 (2h 55m late)
Thu Feb 20, 2014 n/a
Wed Feb 19, 2014 19:42 (57m late)
Tue Feb 18, 2014 19:29 (44m late)
Mon Feb 17, 2014 20:00 (1h 15m late)
Sun Feb 16, 2014 n/a
Sat Feb 15, 2014 19:28 (43m late)
Fri Feb 14, 2014 n/a
Thu Feb 13, 2014 19:16 (31m late)
Wed Feb 12, 2014 n/a
Tue Feb 11, 2014 21:26 (2h 41m late)
Mon Feb 10, 2014 n/a
Sun Feb 09, 2014 22:30 (3h 45m late)
Sat Feb 08, 2014 n/a
Fri Feb 07, 2014 00:21 (5h 36m late)
Thu Feb 06, 2014 22:40 (3h 55m late)
Wed Feb 05, 2014 20:11 (1h 26m late)
Tue Feb 04, 2014 20:11 (1h 26m late)
Mon Feb 03, 2014 n/a
Sun Feb 02, 2014 19:43 (58m late)
Sat Feb 01, 2014 n/a
Fri Jan 31, 2014 20:24 (1h 39m late)
Thu Jan 30, 2014 21:25 (2h 40m late)
Wed Jan 29, 2014 n/a
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Mar 20 2014 (11:03)   10103/Mandovi Express

▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 1030126            Tags   Past Edits
Here are the pic of speeds maintain by 10103 Mandovi Exp in yesterday's Run. This train broke rules today by exceeding speed limits of 110kmph(High speed - 115kmph today).
Loco Link of today's - WDP4b #40017
Speed Restricted on KR - 120kmph (JS/RAJ) & 110kmph of other trains. Always try to maintain its schedule. Best train to enjoy KR.
All Hails for the
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King of KR..........
Pic by Joshua Mendonca shared by Whatsapp

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Mar 25 2014 (11:49)
Guest: 83f2b11e   show all posts
Re# 1030126-3            Tags   Past Edits
What application is this? Is it actually a digital speedo for DP4?

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Mar 25 2014 (12:04)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1030126-4            Tags   Past Edits
This is "Ulysse Speedometer" App available on Google Play for android.

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Mar 25 2014 (16:48)
Guest: 83f2b11e   show all posts
Re# 1030126-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks but how does it work? I mean, is it a motion sensor type application? You just active the application and the speed is displayed?

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Mar 25 2014 (17:25)
S V Iyer*^~   13575 blog posts   12343 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1030126-6            Tags   Past Edits
The application is GPS based ... It gives approx speed of the train provided the satellite signals are clear ....

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Mar 25 2014 (17:32)
Guest: 83f2b11e   show all posts
Re# 1030126-7            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you

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Jul 07 2014 (16:37)
Akshay*^   3166 blog posts   802 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1030126-8            Tags   Past Edits
gr8.on which section did it attain this top speed?

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Jul 07 2014 (16:38)
JOSH*^~   13122 blog posts   15205 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1030126-9            Tags   Past Edits
Khed n Chiplun..
Bahut din baad dikhe IRI pe..

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Jul 07 2014 (20:26)
srijit79~   202 blog posts
Re# 1030126-19            Tags   Past Edits
Is this Ulysse Speedometer App of Google Play actually reliable...

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Jul 09 2014 (13:59)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1030126-21            Tags   Past Edits
Cannot be relied upon 100% as some difference will always be there.
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Dec 02 2013 (19:48)   10103/Mandovi Express | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

manojpune   179 blog posts
Entry# 923465            Tags   Past Edits
If you miss this train at CSTM, take PNVL local.. All probabilities, this train may still be arriving at Panvel by the time local takes you there. If you miss there also, come back by return local train.

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Dec 16 2013 (21:20)
Ashish Samant   246 blog posts   214 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 923465-1            Tags   Past Edits
Done this once.
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Nov 30 2013 (22:18)   10103/Mandovi Express

▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 921892            Tags   Past Edits
Mandovi Express Menu
The Pantry is processed with Ahuja Caters. The food of this train is the Indian Railway's Best food. The lowest price meal is provided in this Train Rs 42 per meal is lowest of IR

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Dec 27 2013 (20:20)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 921892-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nice Info ...
Thanks

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Nov 18 2016 (09:22)
sierra1bravo   12 blog posts
Re# 921892-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. I've been for long wanting to travel by Mandovi, only for its food!
I note that there is a spelling mistake of 'Konkan' in the menu card (it is spelled as 'Konakan').
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Nov 10 2013 (15:06)   10103/Mandovi Express

▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 902002            Tags   Past Edits
Premeir train of KR, being from KRSWR - Mandovi Exp
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>Good for Railfanning on KR
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>Best coach cleanliness
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>Pantry/Cantering food is best on IR
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>Booking is very dufficult, WL reaches 500-900 during some festivals or seasons, 100-250 during remaining days
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>Shopping on Wheel Facility is available
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>King of Konkan Railway
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>Touristers 1st/2nd favourite train
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>Award for the best catering is for this train
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>ISO certified for best coach maintain, RSA and food
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Mar 12 2014 (22:21)   10104/Mandovi Express

▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 1022488            Tags   Past Edits
Best Train to enjoy Konkan Railway. Food King of Indian Railway. Best Coach Maintainance and one can enjoy Sleeper coach in 2S ticket fares. Railfans Favourite train to discover KR between Roha and Madgaon. Even being slow, it is King of Konkan.
Pics clicked by me during trip in this train

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Mar 12 2014 (23:11)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1022488-1            Tags   Past Edits
Excellent,, where are these two way escalators, which stv???

Mar 13 2014 (07:00)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1022488-2            Tags   Past Edits
Best chance to arrive Late also ? Best chance to Miss the Onward Journey Booked Train also?
Looking at history of its late arrivals at MAO, I cancelled my tickets , though I had booked in advance CSTM MAO , MAO YPR.

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Mar 13 2014 (10:33)
JOSH*^~   13122 blog posts   15205 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1022488-3            Tags   Past Edits
Only Wednesday ko late, rest of the days 1 hours max delay hogi till Madgaon..

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Mar 13 2014 (11:14)
▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1022488-4            Tags   Past Edits
Which Escalators?

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Mar 13 2014 (11:16)
▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1022488-5            Tags   Past Edits
Ya. Wednesday ko 50105 ke piche hi rakhte hai Ratnagiri/Sawantwadi tak. Other Days it overtakes between Roha-Khed

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Mar 13 2014 (19:41)
Sabyasachi*^~   8782 blog posts   173357 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1022488-6            Tags   Past Edits
Why only Wednesdays it stays behind?

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Mar 13 2014 (22:36)
▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1022488-7            Tags   Past Edits
Not Given Priority. Jyada crossings rehte hai so not allowed to go ahead early

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Mar 20 2014 (13:51)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1022488-8            Tags   Past Edits
Express running in line of passenger train

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Mar 20 2014 (17:41)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1022488-9            Tags   Past Edits
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Nov 11 2013 (12:00)   10103/Mandovi Express

22109 Undisputed King of SF   2549 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 902797            Tags   Past Edits
This train (along with Konkan Kanya) has best Pantry services. Food Quality on par with Premeire trains like Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Durnto etc.
Pantry services are run by Ahuja cateres (if i am ot wrong) & serve both Veg & non veg items.
Enjoy scenic beauty of KR route in day time with delicious food on board..

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Nov 11 2013 (13:21)
22109 Undisputed King of SF   2549 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 902797-1            Tags   Past Edits
Same apply for Konkan Kanya too.. But you can enjoy scenic beauty after Ratnagiri

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Nov 11 2013 (13:34)
S V Iyer*^~   13575 blog posts   12343 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 902797-2            Tags   Past Edits

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Nov 11 2013 (16:16)
22109 Undisputed King of SF   2549 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 902797-3            Tags   Past Edits
Actually i came know about this new function today only..n havent saw ur post..

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Nov 17 2013 (19:38)
Ashish Samant   246 blog posts   214 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 902797-4            Tags   Past Edits
On par ?
They are better than any train on IR (except Deccan odyssey and palace on wheels ofcourse )

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Nov 18 2013 (11:04)
22109 Undisputed King of SF   2549 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 902797-5            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
hwh raj is better than...
I compare with Mumbai/SDAH Rajdhani's food service, which are best in IR, but now few member have complained about food quality in King of WR & King of ER too. So your statements are partilally correct.
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Aug 11 2015 (14:07)   10103/Mandovi Express

piyushpkb*^~   2728 blog posts   2665 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1562527            Tags   Past Edits
The train fondly called as Food King has won numerous accolades for its wonderful pantry food and I must say the food is definitely top notch.
As far as enjoying the route is concerned, book a Sleeper Class Ticket instead of AC. There are absolutely no unreserved passengers and the train gets more or less empty at Ratnagiri.
Added to it the gentle and laid back pace of this train makes it one of the safest to do doorplating, thus allowing you to enjoy the route even if you don't have a Window
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Nov 10 2013 (13:51)   10103/Mandovi Express

▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 901876            Tags   Past Edits
India's best Pantry/Cantering food if u want please travel in this train. ISO certified train for best food and greatest coach maintain

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Nov 10 2013 (14:28)
Tintumon UKG B   3949 blog posts   45 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 901876-1            Tags   Past Edits
Same for Konkan Kanya

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Nov 10 2013 (15:11)
▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 901876-2            Tags   Past Edits
The signal is same as opinions
As we click on opinions, we can see who all had rated
same as we click on signal, we can see the raters

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Mar 25 2016 (15:16)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 901876-3            Tags   Past Edits
How does it compare with Deccan Queen Pantry Car service and quality of Food ?

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Mar 25 2016 (23:45)
Ankit Sharma~   2127 blog posts   235 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 901876-4            Tags   Past Edits
Deccan queen serves breakfast nd tea only . whereas mandovi serves whole meal for the journey

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Mar 26 2016 (10:37)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 901876-5            Tags   Past Edits
Deccan Queen is not just Tea Coffee train, it does serve breakfast as well and has pantry car too I suppose .
Here is response about Decca Food, /blog/post/969554

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Mar 29 2016 (14:59)
▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10302 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 901876-6            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, have a trip in it. We can't explain here :D

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Mar 29 2016 (16:26)
Kishor*^~   4580 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 901876-10            Tags   Past Edits
Soon I will have and let you know ... mean time someone from Pune will be here to reply also ...
Thanks

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Mar 29 2016 (16:42)
suraj prakash   6516 blog posts   6836 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 901876-17            Tags   Past Edits
deccan queen has Dining car (35 persons at a time) whereas mandovi has Pantry car.
Service and taste wise both these train's food are nearly same.
In Deccan queen you can sit in the dining car itself and fill your tummy , whereas in mandovi , the pantry people will bring food and eatable things to your seats for selling just like in normal trains.
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Deccan queen only break fast and light tea-coffee juice are available while going from Pune to Mumbai at day time, whereas evening snacks and tea-coffee with beverages are provided during evening return Mumbai to Pune. As train doesn't runs while in afternoon or dinner time , so no heavy meal is provided.
Whereas Mandovi runs throughout the day , so full lunch meal, breakfast ,and evening snacks are available.
Taste wise both are somehow same. but Mandovi gives a better eating sight with Konkan ghats view.
Whereas in deccan queen only for little time bhor ghat is present.

Mar 30 2016 (14:46)
12051 Janshatabdi Express~   1794 blog posts   195 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 901876-22            Tags   Past Edits
In mandovi we will get variety of food.
Also we get a diet food.
Vendors provides bill on demand.
Best point is vendors continuously selling food for full journey nonstop.
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