There are many trains which are running between Chennai and Pune. I decided to book my ticket in the upper class section of Mumbai Express (11402). It is the best Superfast train in this route. The train starts from Chennai at 11:55 AM. I was ready and left for the station an hour and half before its scheduled departure to be on time. The station is quite far from my home. I did an early lunch so I don’t get too hungry in the train before night.
The train departed at the right time from Chennai and the journey began. There were many Pune bound passengers sitting in the coach besides me. The train was a good Superfast express and there were also many stoppages at major stations on the Chennai Pune travel route. One major station which came in the route was Guntakanal Junction at about 8:30 PM. Train had a halt for 25 minutes and passengers utilised this time to get food and soft drinks for the night.
I bought some packaged food too as dinner along with beverages. All my co passengers were asleep by 10 PM and so I too went to my berth and fell asleep within minutes. When I woke up in the morning the train was about to reach Daund which is not far from Pune. It finally reached Pune Junction at 9:30 AM and I got off the train to leave for my hotel.
At the exit of the railway station one can find many auto driver approaching you. I hired one of them to reach my hotel which I had booked in advance for my stay in Pune.