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The Indian Railways, in its efforts to bring back the romance of railway journeys, has been adding the luxurious Vistadome coaches to trains travelling through scenic routes. The latest being the Yesvantpur Express on the South Western Railway Route, which runs through the picturesque Western Ghats.
The Vistadome coaches are fitted with glass roof, large glass windows, rotatable seats, etc. and offer wi-fi and other facilities.
Incredible India incredible Indian Railways: Vacations with Vistadome Coaches:2 Vistadome coaches are being added to Yesvantpur Express from 11 July 2021.— DRM Bengaluru (@drmsbc) July 7, 2021
This monsoon season, travellers can indulge in panoramic views of the pristine Western Ghats & make it a journey to remember! pic.twitter.com/ZeVVT0XJfH
According to a press release from the South Western Railways, the operation of the Vistadome coaches will start on the following dates –
Train No. 06540/06539 Mangaluru Jn - Yesvantpur - Mangaluru Jn Express Special with effect from 11.07.2021 (Sunday) from Mangaluru Jn and from 17.07.2021 (Saturday) from Yesvantpur.
Train No. 06211/06212 Yesvantpur – Karwar - Yesvantpur Express Special with effect from 12.07.2021 (Monday) from Yesvantpur and from 13.07.2021 (Tuesday) from Mangaluru Jn.
Train No. 06575/06576 Yesvantpur - Mangaluru Jn - Yesvantpur Express Special with effect from 13.07.2021 (Tuesday) from Yesvantpur and from 14.07.2021 (Wednesday) from Mangaluru Jn.
The sprawling Western Ghats were enlisted as a World Heritage Site in July 2012. It is considered older than the Himalayas and a critical biological diversity hotspot.
Travellers can also enjoy slices of the Western Ghat from the Vistadome coaches attached to the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express and the Mumbai-Madgaon Jan Shatabdi Express
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