These aren’t luxury trains, but they do give you a little extra comfort.
There are different class tickets you can book, most notably the chair car class (CC) and executive chair car class (EC).
These train classes both have AC.
Is chair car fine?!
Honestly, having been on the train in both the regular chair car and the executive chair car, I really didn’t feel too much of a difference.
I guess that there is a little less room in the regular chair car.
And since the tickets are slightly cheaper in CC, it probably gets more bookings. This might mean there’s a greater chance of full or close to full occupancy in CC compared to EC.
But this is something that probably won’t make too much of a difference when you’re on the train.
How about the food in the Shatabdi CC?
Shatabdi trains come with food automatically with your ticket.
It does seem like CC gets food served after EC.
So this means waiting a little bit longer for food.
PHOTOS inside the Shatabdi CC train!
And now you can see a little of what it’s like inside the Shatabdi EC executive class! (Really, you might not be able to tell much of a difference from these pictures!)
See the breakfast food I got in Shatabdi CC, too!
Or, have a look at “normal” trains in India, including what it’s like to take a train with a general class ticket and what it’s like to take a local passenger train!
HAPPY TRAIN RIDE IN THE SHATABDI CHAIR CAR!