Ahmedabad to Udaipur by train

#1 Dec 1st, 2005, 00:50
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Please could you advise what's the best train to take from Ahmedabad to Udaipur and whether it's necessary to book beforehand?

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Hi and welcome to IM.
If you would, when are you planning to travel, then we can be of more help!!
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Sorry, I guess that would help!

We arrive in Ahmedabad on the morning of the 16th December and are looking to head straight for Udaipur. Not entirely sure if train is the best way to go - seems to be about 300km though.

Really looking forward to the trip now!
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There is a day train and a night train all with availabilty though do you really want the morning train straight after a long flight??
The night train is a bit specila as well in that it is one of the few trains that still has the old first class. These have Four beds instesad of 6 and have closing dooors in some cases.
As it's December you really don't need the AC class and this affords you more room at a cheaper price than the AC option!!

If you really want to get out of you could try booking online but I'm not entirely sure if Ahmedabad is covered under the I ticket scheme I'll check for you!!

Both of these train options are daily trains!!

Hope that helps!!

432 MEWAR FAST PASS AHMEDABAD JN 07:05 UDAIPUR CITY 17:15
sleeper class only

SL 16-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0034

9944 ADI UDZ EXPRESS AHMEDABAD JN 23:05 UDAIPUR CITY 07:40
2AC First Class and Sleeper class

FC 16-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0014

2AC 16-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0014

SL 16-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0151
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I just checked and Ahmedabad is covered by the delivery scheme. So you could onbook online and arrange to have the tickets sent to your hotel of choice.
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Trains in India are nearly always better than buses, but the highway between Ahmedabad and Udaipur is quite good (comparatively) and an express bus takes half the time of the train - not a bad option if you can't get on the train.
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Dear Chidembo,
Following is the schedule of the overnight train:-
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You Queried For Train No Train Name Date Runs From Source Runs On
9944 ADI UDZ EXPRESS 01/12/2005 AHMEDABAD JN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN


SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Distance Day Remark
1 ADI AHMEDABAD JN 1 Source 23:05 0 1
2 ASV ASARVA JN 1 23:16 23:18 2 1
3 SDGM SARDARGRAM 1 23:28 23:30 7 1
4 HMT HIMMATNAGAR 1 01:40 01:50 88 2
5 DNRP DUNGARPUR 1 04:06 04:08 183 2
6 JYM JAI SAMAND ROAD 1 05:20 05:22 235 2
7 ZW ZAWAR 1 06:04 06:06 258 2
8 UDZ UDAIPUR CITY 1 07:40 00:00 298 2
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You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
9944 ADI UDZ EXPRESS 16-12-2005 AHMEDABAD JN UDAIPUR CITY GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - SL
1 16-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0151

2 17-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0118

3 18-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0117

4 19-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0134

5 20-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0136

6 21-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0140
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You Queried For Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
9944 ADI UDZ EXPRESS 16-12-2005 AHMEDABAD JN UDAIPUR CITY GENERAL

S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A
1 16-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0014

2 17-12-2005 WL 16/WL 6

3 18-12-2005 RAC 2/RAC 2

4 19-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0003

5 20-12-2005 WL 8/WL 8

6 21-12-2005 AVAILABLE- 0007
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V.Srinivasa Prasad
1.12.2005/11.25 hrs.
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Many thanks everyone

Once again great advice!
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Actually the bus is faster then train.
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Experienced Ahmedabad - Udaipur Day Train in Nov

Hi childembo

I travelled from Mumbai to Udaipur via Ahmedabad by train just a few weeks ago.

For the Mumbai - Ahmedabad section we took the Sauarashtra Mail (train 9005) overnight in 1AC and we had a good nights sleep with a 2-bed coupe to ourselves - good journey.

For the Ahmedabad - Udpaipur section we took the Mewar Fast Passenger by day (departs 7.05am arrives 5.15pm) but only Sleeper Class was available. This was the most disappointing rail journey in our whole holiday for a two reasons:

* We had confirmed Sleeper Class tickets (best tickets available as First Class has been discontinued) and there was one Sleeper Class cabin - but it did not seem to make a difference with anyone piling in. We were continually told that on this train there was NO allocated seating and that people just found a place. We managed to get into the Sleeper cabin (which had padded benches unlike the rest of the cabins which had bare wooden benches) but there was no way we could get the young family ensconsed in our seats to move. There was no ticket inspector on the train and a number of other passengers were in a similar position to us. We ended up with about 8 people and a baby in seats for 6, with 2 sleeping in the top bunks and others trying to lie down on the bottom seat. Resulting in feet poking into us in the ribs from time to time. All very cosy!!

* The journey is only about 25kmm but took over 10 hours - almost as long as flying from Sydney to Bombay! If we travel this section again we will definitely taken the bus or a car with driver.

The night train might be better if it has 2AC, but we were not impressed with the Mewar Fast (!) Passenger train!!

Happy travels and I look forward to your post on your final decision and how it works out.

Aussie 5

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Dear Aussie,
I remember, having advised you, to take Karnavati from Mumbai to Ahmedabad (AC Chair Car) and then 2AC by 9944 Ahmedabad-Udaipur overnight Express.
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Anyhow, this Fast Passgr. journey ""enlightened"" you. :-)
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The distance from Ahmedabad to Udaipur is 297 Kms. but not 25Kms., please.
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V.Srinivasa Prasad
12.12.2005/14.20 hrs.
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vsp27759

You are correct on all three counts:
- you did advise us to take the night train to Udaipur but we decided to sleep 1AC to Ahmedabad and take the day journey Sleeper Class to Udaipur
- the trip was very enlightening; and
- the '25 kms' was a typo - I meant 250 kms but stand corrected at 297 kms - it it still is a slow train.

As with everything in India there was more than one side to our journey - we had the best opportunity to talk (sometimes only in basic words or sign language) to such a range people - I think we were the only Westerners on the train so drew a lot of attention. It was also our first experience of the Indian love of snacking, with an exodus of passengers at every stop to stock up with whatever goodies were available, returning with fresh supplies wrapped in newspaper for sharing in the carriage.
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Originally Posted by Aussie 5
As with everything in India there was more than one side to our journey - we had the best opportunity to talk (sometimes only in basic words or sign language) to such a range people - I think we were the only Westerners on the train so drew a lot of attention. It was also our first experience of the Indian love of snacking, with an exodus of passengers at every stop to stock up with whatever goodies were available, returning with fresh supplies wrapped in newspaper for sharing in the carriage.
Sleeper Class is an awesome way to meet people, Side berths (not available on metre gauge trains) get rid of the problem of daytime overcrowding as there individual seats.

I've heard that parts of this journey are scenic, would you agree?
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Someone at IM had suggested that the last two hours of the journey into Udaipur was scenic (maybe it was you?) - and it was very scenic as we travelled down the mountains towards Udaipur, but the surrounds of the city itself are not that attractive. The earlier part of the journey was also interesting (once you get into the country) as you travel through extensive areas of agricultural production and then begin the slow up-hill climb and into the more rugged terrain. For these reasons (and the friendly interactions) it was worth travelling by day, but just be prepared for the non-allocated seating in Sleeper Class!
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Originally Posted by Aussie 5 Steven

Someone at IM had suggested that the last two hours of the journey into Udaipur was scenic (maybe it was you?) - and it was very scenic as we travelled down the mountains towards Udaipur, but the surrounds of the city itself are not that attractive. The earlier part of the journey was also interesting (once you get into the country) as you travel through extensive areas of agricultural production and then begin the slow up-hill climb and into the more rugged terrain. For these reasons (and the friendly interactions) it was worth travelling by day, but just be prepared for the non-allocated seating in Sleeper Class!
Thanks for the info, it's not just Sleeper Class, I took a daytime train from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and reserved in a First Class (non air con) compartment, there were 6 seats, there were a total of 14 people in the compartment.

A family of 6 had come into the carriage from the crowded corridor, but the mother looked really ill so nobody complained, I was still learning to adjust to India at the time and for the first part of the journey I was a bit annoyed at the lack of space, but a few cups of chai and loads of smiles later I was thinking what a waste all the extra space would have been, and how boring the journey would have been without the extra family.

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