With monsoons arriving in Mumbai, it’s time to go for a trip to soothe the eyes with some wild greenery. Yes, you can go for a drive! But you can also enjoy the scenery without the stress of driving or hordes of traffic & traffic jams enroute the popular locations via the all new Vistadome Trains of the Indian Railways.
Trains with Vistadome from Mumbai give you exactly that– sit in a plush rotating seat in a spacious coach with large windows & enjoyyyy the green scapes. Some coaches have glass roofs too…even better!
Which trains have Vistadome coaches, what are Vistadome coaches & how to book vistadome tickets? Let me help you. 😀
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Why to book Vistadome coaches?
A Vistadome coach gives you the most luxurious travel experience. Vistadome trains have huge glass windows, 360 degree rotatable pushback chairs, transparent roofs, Wi-fi and GPS facility, as a bonus- an infotainment system too.
Another unique feature of this train is that the storage space is in the beginning of the compartment & does not get in the way. In general, these Vistadome coaches are attached to the end of existing trains so you are completely synced to your surroundings. Currently, there are more than 33 Vistadome trains to enjoy.
These Vistadome coaches have several travel friendly features:
Large glass windows on the sides
Completely rotatable seats
Air conditioning system
GPS-based information system
Even glass windows on the top
Vistadome trains from Mumbai
1. Mumbai to Pune Vistadome Trains
The Pune-Mumbai Pragati Express with Vistadome coaches started running from July 2022. This Vistadome coach is the third on this route after Deccan Express and Deccan Queen Express. Travelers can take in the natural splendor of the Western Ghats and get sights of Khandala and Lonavala as well as Matheran on the way. Perfect for Mumbai monsoon!
Mumbai To Pune Vistadome Train Ticket Price
If you just want to go only till Lonavala to enjoy the vistadome experience, that’s a good idea too. Although the fare is only slightly lesser…like Mumbai- Lonavala vistadome fare is ₹715 on Deccan express against ₹915 till Pune. ———————————————————————————————————————
Mumbai To Lonavala Vistadome Train Ticket Price
2. Mumbai to Goa Vistadome Trains
To enjoy the scenic views of the Western Ghats and Konkan coast, Vistadome coaches have been added to the Madgaon Janshatabdi Express.
Goa is an evergreen popular place & these Vistadome coaches add to the beauty of the journey.
The train leaves from the station around 5.30 am and reaches Madgaon in Central Goa around 4.30 pm allowing you to soak in the beauty during the day trip! ———————————————————————————————————————
Mumbai To Goa Vistadome Train Ticket Price
3. Mumbai to Ahmedabad- Kevadiya Train Vistadome
Not just the Konkan, but this is also a journey that will expand your horizons. A Vistadome Coach has been added to Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express. From there, Ahmedabad- Kevadia Vistadome Train takes you to the Statue of Unity.
The Statue of Unity has brought Kevadiya on the map. It has become a famous tourist spot because of the popularity of this massive Statue which is 597 feet high. The Statue of Unity is built in honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel & is first of its kind in India.
People can travel on a Vistadome Train to visit this unique Statue that gives you marvelous views from the top. You can choose Mumbai- Ahmedabad Vistadome Train i.e Shatabdi & then Ahmedabad – Kevadiya Express, which provide their passengers with Vistadome coaches. ———————————————————————————————————————
Mumbai To Ahmedabad Vistadome Train Ticket Price
Ahmedabad to Kevadiya Vistadome Train Ticket Price
How to book Vistadome Train tickets
Go to IRCTC, Makemytrip trains booking site or app.
Put your journey stations eg. Mumbai to Pune.
Choose vistadome in type of class.
Trains with vistadome show EV coach – Executive Vistadome coach. Book that.
Pls note some trains have EC- Executive Coach, both are different.
Plus check the train nos that have vistadome.
The vistadome on the Mumbai-Pune & Mumbai Goa route is highly recommended for you to enjoy a beautiful train journey this monsoon. It’s a must-do as they’re truly redefining the Indian Rail Experience. 😀
FAQ- Vistadome Trains
Is food free in Vistadome Trains?
A: The ticket price does not include food. But there is a mini pantry in each coach that sells food. So, you can buy light snacks like packaged drinks, biscuits, packed chips, etc. from the pantry in your coach.
Which class to select for Vistadome Coaches?
A: Book the seats for Executive Vistadome Class- EV.
Which is the best time for Vistadome Trains?
A: Monsoons bring out the beauty of waterfalls & greenery all around.
So monsoons or just after monsoons is the best time to go in a Vistadome Train.
Which train from Mumbai to Lonavala has Vistadome?
12123 – Decan Queen
12125 – Pragati Express
11007 – Decan Express