The train ride from Hyderabad to Mumbai took 13 hours, stopping only at major stations across three states. I had been in an unpleasant mood – initially – because we couldn’t get the window seats, and hence I missed out on a very good photo opportunity. What’s more painful was the fact that the couple who was seated near the window had been sleeping most of the time! How can one sleep when there’s so much beauty out there to see and enjoy?
But I enjoy traveling so much, I cherished every moment of my train ride. I love the sound of the train running on its tracks. In the evening, we couldn’t sleep. The train picked up so much speed that I thought the train would come out of its tracks! One thing about the Indian Railways: they are always on time, unless there is a valid reason to be late.
We arrived at 4 am today, and it has been raining. I hope the weather clears up tomorrow, inshaAllah, so we can start exploring the place (and take pictures, of course).
My first impression of Mumbai? Wet and cold.