I have always enjoyed travelling with my friends and with my family. Whenever I have a bunch of holidays coming up, I try to plan a tour to any place that interests me. This trip was planned much in the same way. Chennai was a place I had always wanted to visit. My train travel from Hyderabad Deccan (HYB) to Chennai Central (MAS) by Chennai Express was the beginning of a much needed holiday trip that I wanted so badly. The life of an accounts executive was something which I had always dreamt of because of my love for numbers. However, the stressful demands of the job meant that I needed to refresh my mind every once in a while. These trips helped me do that very well and recharged my batteries.
I had just ended a very important assignment at work and my boss was very happy to allow me to take the leave. A couple of my friends joined in with me as well as they had also managed to take a break from their work. The three of us met at the station at 3:30 pm, well ahead of the scheduled time for the departure of the train. The train would leave at 4:55 pm from Hyderabad. We had done our packing for the last 2 days and stocked up on a lot of dry food and snacks. They would come in handy during the train journey. The train started on time and soon it was running across the Deccan region of India.
We settled down on our seats and started chatting. Our busy lives meant that we had a lot of catching up to do regarding each other’s lives. Soon we were gorging on the snacks that we had brought from home and poured our hearts out to each other. The seats of the train were pretty comfortable and the train was a rather well-maintained one. The pantry staff came and took orders for the dinner. Dinner was delicious at a very economical price. We spent some more time talking and fell asleep soon afterwards. My train travel from Hyderabad Deccan (HYB) to Chennai Central (MAS) by Chennai Express ended the next morning at dawn.