Other than practicing law, travelling with family is another of my passions, and within the 35 years of age, I have visited many places in India. I am happy to share some of my experience with you. After reaching Darjeeling from our visit to Patna, we had an exciting get-together with our friends there. With many days left for the schools to reopen, we made plans to visit Guwahati. We opted for train travel from Jalpaiguri Road (JPE) to Guwahati (GHY) with Brahmaputra Mail. As we stayed far from the railway station, we had the cab arranged to take us to the railway station. It is a 2-hour journey from our home to the railway station. So we started at 3 am, and reached the station at 5.00 am.
The arrival time of the train at Jalpaiguri was 5.24 am. There wasn’t much crowd at the station. It was very cold in the early morning and we all had woolen clothes on. I had more warm clothes packed as it is going to be cold at Guwahati too. Since the train stopped only for 2 minutes at the station, we carried as little luggage as possible and quickly got into the train.
Having booked an AC coach, we were provided with blankets and pillows and soon all of us fell into deep sleep. I woke up at 8 am and saw that the sun was shining through the windows. I woke up my kids and husband and served the breakfast that I packed from home. After the breakfast, my husband and I had coffee brought from the canteen in the train. I took my kids to the washroom and came back.
For the next couple of hours we all sat viewing the scenery outside. At 1.00 pm we had the lunch that we ordered in the train. It was a vegetarian lunch and tasted good. The train travel from Jalpaiguri Road (JPE) To Guwahati (GHY) with Brahmaputra Mail takes only about 9 hours and the arrival time of the train at Guwahati was 2.25 pm. As the train approached the station, we all got up hoping to have a wonderful holiday at Guwahati.