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SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)
ಕ್ರಾಂತಿವೀರ ಸಂಗೊಳ್ಳಿ ರಾಯಣ್ಣ (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ)     क्रान्तिवीर संगोल्लि रायाण्ण (बेंगलूरु स्टेशन)
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 10
Number of Halting Trains: 54
Number of Originating Trains: 73
Number of Terminating Trains: 73
Gubbi Thotadappa Rd, M.G. Railway Colony, Majestic, Bengaluru-560023
State: Karnataka
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Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Feb 11 (20:05)   06080/Brindavan SF Special | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)
Chaitanya Sonkar
Chaitanya~   475 blog posts
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So I travelled in this train on 5th February 2021 from SBC to MAS.
Booked online ticket on 4th Feb for ₹171.80 (₹11.80 included) then later regretted that I should have booked during the opening of current window.
You can easily get tickets of this train on last moment.

SBC I went to IRCTC Kitchen (Dakshen Restaurant) which is at PF1 only, I ordered Lemon Rice (₹40) Its taste was awesome.

Then I boarded the 06080 Brindavan Express D13 36 Window Seat Track Side. Coach's maintenance was superb, charging points were working and the space near the door was too much.

Train departed SBC right on time and #30393 RPM WAP-7 was doing the duty.

Train's run was awesome all the way and at some stations it was before time, the route was full of scenery. I guess during the monsoon, this route becomes heaven and full of greenery. There is a pantry car attached in the train, you will not face any shortage of food. Then we reached Jolarpettai Jn where 03352 ALLP-DHN made a parallel entry with AJJ WAP-4.
At Jolarpettai I purchased medu wada 3 pieces worth ₹30, it was tasty, infact all the veg food I tasted in south was very tasty. After JTJ, legendary station Vaniyambadi came (those who play Indian Train Simulator can relate it very well :D ). After that Katapadi Jn. came, just after departure from Katapadi you will see VIT Vellore Campus on right side (i.e Track Side).

Then the sun sets and you can now only enjoy 110kmph action. After that one major station came i.e Arrakkonam Jn. and after AJJ you'll see parallel runs with EMU's.

At sharp 20:55hrs train arrived MAS on PF3 and on PF2A SBC-MAS Double Decker was standing.

Here my journey ended and later that day I boarded 02621 MAS-NDLS TAMIL NADU EXPRESS at 22:00hrs till NGP.
I will post its experience soon.

I'll be attaching pics too in this post do go through it.

Thanks for Reading _/||\_

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Feb 08 (00:15)   SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)
Mahaveer Jain~   10913 blog posts
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Corona special-
Covid safety items like gloves,masks,sanitizers etc available now 24*7 thanks to vending automatic machine installed at pf-8,opp.SBI card booth near to Foot over bridge facing ksr bengaluru back(second entrance)gate

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Oct 15 2019 (14:25)   12007/MGR Chennai Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)
Prabhakaran8   4 blog posts
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I travelled in this train recently, I provide the timeline what was happened during the entire journey.
** 6 AM train departed from Chennai Central at 6th Platform.
** Within few minutes they provided the Railneer bottle and followed by Newspaper (optional Language)
** Before Arakkonam they provide a plate with MarieGold biscuit packet (2), a hot water cup and a pouch of tea
items which includes( milk powder, Sugar, tea bag and a tea stirrer.)
** After train arrived at Katpadi they provided the breakfast I opted for Veg so they provided the ( 1 Vada, Pongal, a pack of sambar) very less quantity and average quality.
** After the Jolarpettai Junction they provided the hot beverages( Tea and Coffee) again.
** By 11.10 AM, Train reached the Bengaluru City at 7th Platform.
** Including food option my ticket price was Rs. 735 /-

Oct 15 2019 (15:50)
Jayashree^   44050 blog posts
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You can post pics also along with travel tips if you have.

Oct 15 2019 (16:27)
Prabhakaran8   4 blog posts
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Unfortunately, I forget to take pics. I will post pics of my next trips!!
Jul 29 2016 (18:14)   SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)
trainloverfromCR1979~   259 blog posts
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Dakshin (Veg) restaurant is available on pf1. Entrance is available from outside as well as from pf1. Variety of food is available. We tried South Indian Thali which was sufficient for 2 people. There is another non-veg restaurant available as well but don't remember the name.
Mar 10 2018 (20:03)   SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)
x-under SW-x   1967 blog posts
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I have been posting few tips on food. So here is another one.
1. I am posting under SBC, since no Metro station page exists and SBC is the nearest.
2. I am posting under sightseeing, because 'food' means 'food at the station or near'. So not using that.
because visitors to Bengaluru will not just go seeing palaces and parks, but also would love to eat the food available here. So....
Pics: 1,3,4,5,6.
This is one hotel you must have seen or heard on TV or read in papers. It's the famous 'Vidyarthi Bhavan' Hotel in Basavangudi.
This old hotel is very famous for its Masala Dose. The Masala Dose here is one of best. Its thick and crispy with a golden brown hue. Ghee just oozes out of the Dose.
There is mashed potato palya inside the Dose. The side dish is the coconut chutney with more fried grams than coconut.
The hotel also has some other items, but everyone orders this Dose only. You can see on YT videos how they stack the doses one above another and serve it.
It is located in Central Old Bengaluru and the wait to get a seat is quite long.
But is it worth it?
Well yes, one - you can say that you have eaten at this hotel :)
Two - it is one of the best Dose you will ever taste. So the wait is worth it.
On the flip side - it's costly - 46 Rs. The wait and the crowd is also off-putting too.
Here is the location - nearest Metro is 'National College Metro' on Green Line.
click here
Some YT videos: click here
When one visits Bengaluru, you will see "Darshini" style of restaurant in every locality.
What is it? Well, to beat the space crunch and offer cheap food to the working class, this type of hotels was started in Bengaluru by one man. It was first started in Basavangudi - just half a Km - from VB. Its called Upahara Darshini UD. It's mentioned here too click here
The man who started it : click here Its given Jayanagar, but Basavangudi was the first.
In this type of hotel the sevice is fast and the food is tasty and cheap too.
Pay the money and buy a token and hand it over to the person behind the counter. Most of the food items would be ready and you will get served immediately. Some like Dose will take few minutes. Then bring the food to your table - Standing table - and eat and move on.
These hotels are seen in almost every locality here.
The first one was UD - Pic 9 - near Netkallapa Circle in Basavangudi.
Location: click here
Here the Dose is as good as VB. Just a bit thinner, lesser ghee. But you get Sambhar too. And the service is fast. After giving the token, you can watch "magic" happen on the Dose cooking stone in front of you :) Cost - Rs. 38.
Other items are Button Idly - Rs. 22 - Pic 2 and 8. This is served with thili saaru (something b/w a sambhar and rasam). You can ask for the Sambhar or chutney, if you don't like thili saaru.
Sambhar is darshini hotels are reddish in colour, thick and a bit sweet. It's called Mangaluru sambhar. Used exclusively for tiffin items.
There is the Shavige Bath - Pic 7. This is a vermicelli dish accompanied with green chilli chutney. Rs. 28.
But the best is the "Oothu Shavige" - Pic 10 - this is same as shavige bath but the vermicelli is short strands and lots of grated coconut, hint of lemon, coriander, green chilli, groundnut accompanied with red chilli chutney. Rs. 30.
Is it worth going there? Yes, you can certainly try, just for the sake of history of the place and the taste. The crowd is heavy, but since it is darshini type, the crowd keeps moving fast.
If you are unable to go to any of these places. Dont worry. Nowadays, the development of darshini hotels is so much that every locality has one. There is competition in prices too. Masala Dose is available at Rs. 25 too. Other items like Uddina Vade (big crispy ones - you can see in this post as I have no pics /blog/post/2171718 Idly, Kesari Bath you can try.
Or the item only available in KA - Bisi Bele Bath topped with hot ghee and sprinkled with crispy hot khara boondi (Hot Dal Rice) is a delight too available at these hotels.
Hope this post gave you some info on the famous Bengaluru masala doses, sambhar and other items. Do try out these tiffin items when you visit the city :)
Hope one day Moderator implements this suggestion /blog/post/2811634
Until then for further reading, if you are interested :
Trivia: Basavangudi is an old locality of Bengaluru. The last 4 letters - GUDI is used for the name "Malgudi" - a name used for an ICE - /blog/post/2801842

Mar 12 2018 (16:18)
Irshad13~   7920 blog posts
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1 compliments
xD xD xD
Maga From Your pics making me Mouth watering. Whenever these pics come across me think to eat them. Idli,Dosa,Shavgi uppit very tasty it seems...

Mar 13 2018 (10:27)
SBC~   5652 blog posts
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Maga, any good place where we get South Karnataka's staple food Ragi mudde-Saaru ??

Mar 13 2018 (11:57)
x-under SW-x   1967 blog posts
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Every locality have this small house or shops where the self-employed people cook and serve food. These places they cook in their house - so hygienic and cheap too. You can try any place. One mudde is some 10-12 Rs. They give sambhar (greens/vegetables/grams) for the mudde free.
Or if you are non-veg person, try mudde and chicken/mutton saaru. The best.
if you dont get saaru also, no problems. The villagers who cant afford to prepare - dunk the ragi bits in plain water and swallow. That mudde full of protein will slowly digest dissipating energy thru the day. For hotness, just one or 2 chillies they use for biting.
Here are some places you can try. Its just some 2-3 Kms from SBC.
Chamrajpet Chicken Darshini.
The first ever Non-Veg "darshini".
click here
1. Morning - Goat trotters + soup. Or just soup (10 Rs). Or Dose and butter chicken gravy (10 Rs).
2. Afternoon - Ragi mudde + chicken gravy + a bowl of rice + chicken fry/butter chicken + rasam + onions and lemon = 60/65 Rs.
Very cheap, clean and unlimited gravy, they keep in buckets, serve yourself. But very hot with lots of green chillies.
For veg - just walk few hundred yards towards Mysuru Circle. On the left only, one house (next to a bakery) they cook food and serve. Cheapest meal in Bengaluru - I know of.
22 Rs - Large quantity of rice + (greens/vegetables/grams) sambhar + rasam + buttermilk + pickle + papad + one vegetable.
Ragi ball -12 Rs.

Mar 14 2018 (12:28)
Irshad13~   7920 blog posts
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Again today u made me to miss karnataka flavours And Mouth watering just by seeing your words feeling like i am eating all these items and enjoying the taste..

Mar 21 2018 (16:55)
Hala Madrid 🇪🇸
promethsuresh^~   2911 blog posts
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one can reach vidyarthi bhavan by taking namma metro green line from majestic and getting down at national college basavanagudi station

Mar 21 2018 (19:59)
sudhir~   9366 blog posts
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A long time back it was said that the best Masala Dosa in the then Bangalore was at Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) near Lalbagh. Is the old MTR restaurant still around?

Mar 22 2018 (08:19)
Hala Madrid 🇪🇸
promethsuresh^~   2911 blog posts
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Yes but very expensive masala dosa is like 70 or something

Apr 05 2018 (12:47)
x-under SW-x   1967 blog posts
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Its still there.

Dec 20 2020 (00:12)
Covid Vaccine arrived finally
Brandon12663^~   25848 blog posts
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I love dose with coconut chutney the most
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