Villages for many decades have been lagging behind in development and infrastructure. The difference between any city or town railway station and a village railway station is visible clearly.
makes such a railway station much more attractive.
I have seen
few such railway stations and believe me they are as astonishing as anything.
Tea is sold
in small earthen “khuris”. Khuris are small earthen tea holder cups.
often find people singing songs over there. The air is extremely fresh and the
vendors at such railway stations sell day to day items at much cheaper and
The trains which stop at such stations are unique too. Some
of them are local trains and some are super fast trains.
The whole concept of it is hugely and vastly different.
Few stations which are located at remote places, don’t even
have platforms, People climb the lower stairs of a train to get onto it. I have seen such a train and till the train
left, I kept staring at it.
In a village railway station a tea seller would always be
shouting-“Tea, tea, hot, hot tea.” They often ask people to buy tea from them.
Many village people, use local trains to go their place of work and toil very
hard for a day.
The station master holds a great post. He is a babu and he
helps people in many ways.
Sometimes, when long distance train comes and stops, the
children of the villagers come they observe the train. They even get on the
train, to know about it. Then it becomes the station master’s duty to deboard
them and to take care that no one travels in it.
The life of a villager is much unique, different and
sometimes difficult, but the charm of a village railway station is something
which needs to be experienced, to feel it in your veins, to know what travelling
in a local train from a village railway station means.
Before you travel, do carry an extra pair of pants in case you are going for a short journey. Such as an day trip or one night, two days trips. Many people pack light for such journeys and then end up regretting their preferences.
On long journeys, make sure that you have atleast four pair of shirts and pants in your luggage with you.
The days have changed. Earlier people would carry four to seven suitcases for “Just in case”, in case any requirement arises. Now, with a small backpack, men and women are out there to win the world. After that it’s the mother who have to wash their smelly and forever used cloths.