With all the excitement and anxiety, I started my journey from the Chennai Central. As there was no direct route to the land of Kolhapur, I decided to go through a journey via Bangalore. It was a bit tough to maintain timings as a minute delay in reaching Bangalore junction could have spoiled the complete plan of the journey. I had a scheduled train from the same junction to Shahumharaj with a time difference of 15 minutes exactly. Not thinking much about the consequences I boarded the Bangalore Special from Chennai Central.
The very next morning, slightly exhausted with the travelling in the train with such a tight schedule, I reached to my preferred destination Shahumharaj. I reached Kolhapur after boarding Kolhapur express train from the Shahumharaj station. My train travel journey by the Bangalore Special and Rani Chennamma was actually quite tiring and I accommodated myself for the peace and comfort in a nearby hotel.