I am working for a hotel in Delhi and after so much of hectic schedule I was able get some time to travel myself. After discussing with my family we decided to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu. The month for travelling was chosen October. The reason for choosing the October month was, because its not too hot and not too cold which makes travelling with kids comfortable. This time we decided not to go by an AC train, my wife had an idea of travelling with a sleeper class, so that we can enjoy the interaction with other travellers and also to enjoy the local tea and other eatables available through local vendors in a moving train. When I decided to book the tickets, I was surprised to see that seats were not available for coming back. So I booked for going, but surprisingly when I was booking the online tickets through IRCTC online, if found that few seats are available in Jammu Mail. I booked it immediately. As we lived in Delhi, so it was not difficult for us to reach to old delhi railway station in time, we took and auto rickshaw and reached in time, as it is a night train, we decided to pack our dinner so that we can have it in the train. We packed some poorie and dry aaloo & some pickles etc. Once we occupied our seats.
Till Panipat we were not able get our birth completely as there were many people travel daily from Delhi to Panipat for doing jobs and businesses and they were occupying and sharing our births. Finally after Panipat we got our births and we opened them and went for sleep, it is advisable to tie your luggage with chain and keep an eye on it, especially when you are travelling in sleeper class.