Indian Trains I usually prefer riding sleeper because it’s open air and I don’t get cold easily but this trip I thought I try the 3AC Class. It’s a step above the sleeper with air conditioning and they give you sheets and blankets in the evening. There’s generally a chai guy going around the cars and someone who sells chaat or a snack. But it’s always best to take your own snacks and water because your options are limited on the train. We’re going to New Jalpaiguri It will be a long ride. It’ll be at least a good 14 hours, I think. Eleven to 14 hours, and that’s why there’s all these sleeper berths. Unfortunately I’ve got the bottom berth. It’s a full sold out ride. The bottom berth is the worst place to be sleeping because once it’s time to wake up, everyone wants to sit down in the seat. So you got to pack up and go. So that was the only thing that was available to me. That’s the name of my train they put this train from Sealdah station.” And then we’re going all the way to well… This is the mirror, if you want to freshen up, I guess. [Lights] You’ve got your handy little hooks to put your coat on, I guess. Some interesting situation has occurred. I’m in a full house. [Music] I took the 3AC just to avoid sleepers because I’ve done sleepers and I just wanted a nicer experience. That baby was crying and throwing up, all night. Charging my battery for my camera. By morning a lot of passengers have already gotten off. So you might have the whole bench to yourself. Check out this aloo paratha on the train and this cost me 80 rupees. Actually, it’s probably not too smart because I’m supposed to get off the train pretty soon. They need to take something of my medicine, my cold medicine It’s always best to bring your own food on the train. I got the aloo paratha which is like a pancakes with a thin potato-spread sandwiched in between. I ordered this once before and I actually forgot the taste. Could use a little more spice. You can’t really taste the aloo in it. I think this is more like wheat. Because I’m not getting the flavor of the curried onions. Not quite worth the 80 rupees. You can find something way better on the streets, but for a temporary fix it’s okay. Does a good job. But I would save my appetite for when you get off the train. I’m finally in Varanasi. I’m at the railway station. I think the thing that can be mentally hard about traveling in India is just the visual aspect of seeing so many people. It’s just kind of overwhelming to see so many people, the crowds. Finding your right taxi, or finding your way around can feel a little disorienting. Today we’re traveling during the daytime. We’re going from Delhi to Pushkar… or Ajmer and then we’ll take a bus to Pushkar. The CC chair car: It’s a great business class train especially during the day. It comes with a simple meal and drink. They even give you a complimentary newspaper. So the adventure of traveling in an Indian train, it’s always full of surprises.