Mangalore Mumbai bus journey experience

deepam

Super User
Manish Travels ACGL hi tech coaches they used to say ertswhile & In fact I had an opportunity to meet the owner once I was travelling from Manish travels brand new bus somewhere in 1997. One thing which always attracted to me in Manish travels was their registration number which always used to be in total 9. Some of which I remember are KA 19 A 1611/1161/1116/6111/1251/1521/2115/2511/5112/5211. The day we got to meet the owner Mr Manish near their Navi Mumbai office was because the new brand bus we were travelling was banged from behind by a truck while waiting in Sion signal. Though the rear glass & some dicky portion was shattered they somehow wrapped the Rear portion in tarpaulin & we continued our journey towards Mangalore & all this was done in front of owner who was very upset because this brand new bus was supposed to be used for their family outing & one more thing I noticed was this particular bus regustration number was 3574 & total was 19 & the paint scheme was also different combination of Green & cream colour as normally their bus used to have greyish black color with Two names in front wind shield (Nehal/Dhara/Sunny/Guddu) & Raj purohit written in rear windshield.
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uturn

Super User
Manish Travels ACGL hi tech coaches they used to say ertswhile & In fact I had an opportunity to meet the owner once I was travelling from Manish travels brand new bus somewhere in 1997. One thing which always attracted to me in Manish travels was their registration number which always used to be in total 9. Some of which I remember are KA 19 A 1611/1161/1116/6111/1251/1521/2115/2511/5112/5211. The day we got to meet the owner Mr Manish near their Navi Mumbai office was because the new brand bus we were travelling was banged from behind by a truck while waiting in Sion signal. Though the rear glass & some dicky portion was shattered they somehow wrapped the Rear portion in tarpaulin & we continued our journey towards Mangalore & all this was done in front of owner who was very upset because this brand new bus was supposed to be used for their family outing & one more thing I noticed was this particular bus regustration number was 3574 & total was 19 & the paint scheme was also different combination of Green & cream colour as normally their bus used to have greyish black color with Two names in front wind shield (Nehal/Dhara/Sunny/Guddu) & Raj purohit written in rear windshield.
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Ghatge -patil & Ballal was previously used different coaches where A.C.units was under last seats ie was first ever Air conditioner coaches only on Mumbai -Mangalore route addition to this they use to operate Mumbai -Kolhapur & Mumbai -Sangli -Ichalkarnji routes.


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Sandeep Shetty

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Ghatge -patil & Ballal was previously used different coaches where A.C.units was under last seats ie was first ever Air conditioner coaches only on Mumbai -Mangalore route addition to this they use to operate Mumbai -Kolhapur & Mumbai -Sangli -Ichalkarnji routes.


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In Late Nineties /Early 2000 Ghatge Patil used to operate Mangalore Mumbai & it was a White Color Sutlej coach which used to Terminate in Borivali West Near Chamunda Circle & was Parked in front of Jain Temple which is a One way. Daily while travelling back from College I used to see these Buses as Borivali west Gokul Hotel was Starting point for most of the Mangalore Bound Buses, while Vishal travels used to start from Dahisar Phatak where they had a Office & Mangala travels, Canara travels, Nandana where parked near Deepa Hotel opp Dahisar Stn west.
 

deepam

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Currently only following are operating Mangalore - Mumbai:
  1. CPT
  2. Anand
  3. SRS
  4. VRL
  5. Reshma [Non AC Sleeper / seater]
  6. Sugama Tourist [Non AC Sleeper]
So following have vanished which used to ply a year or two back:
  1. Sagar
  2. Mangala
  3. Canara
 

Sandeep Shetty

New Member
Currently only following are operating Mangalore - Mumbai:
  1. CPT
  2. Anand
  3. SRS
  4. VRL
  5. Reshma [Non AC Sleeper / seater]
  6. Sugama Tourist [Non AC Sleeper]
So following have vanished which used to ply a year or two back:
  1. Sagar
  2. Mangala
  3. Canara
Sagar & Nityadar Is Merged with Canara Pinto & operates as a single entity now & Canara travels now operates only in season. Sheetal Travels has Introduced some new buses & Old ones are used in the name of Mercy Travels & Mookambika Travels(Maybe Joint Venture) with same Liveries of Sheetal. I have seen Sheetal travels buses parked in Udupi near Karavali by pass behind Bombay bazaar.
 
Hello everyone, I have missed the bus fanning sessions especially Mumbai - Mangalore buses. I had gone to Thailand for my honeymoon. We traveled from Bangkok to Krabi and then Krabi - Phuket and Krabi - Bangkok via bus as planes were not convenient. I have shared some of the pics of the buses we traveled in.

Bangkok bus stand our BKK-Krabi bus below being docked with refreshments and luggage. There are private as well as govt operated buses. Mostly double deckers and you can choose from a line of bus operators as per your price. The bus had a toilet and TV's. We were suprised when offered with snacks and other refreshments along with the usual blanket and water bottle. Really nice service. But then again depends on operator to operator. These buses have a digital clock and digital speedometer on the upper deck as well just FYI.
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The dinner Halt. As you can see the colourful buses. Unfortunately couldn't click good pictures as in a foreign country so don't know how much time I have and had to order food where I don't understand the food. :D
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Krabi- Phuket bus just a 2 hour journey hence normal buses AC though.
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Another beauty at Krabi bus stand
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Our last bus Phuket- Bangkok. Although similar to our first bus, it didn't provide the same service as the first one. Like i said operator to operator.
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I hope to see more Mumbai Mangalore bus reviews. Thanks a lot
 
Hey I just thought of something. Since this is Mumbai Mangalore bus group. How about we plan a trip from Mumbai to mangalore on different buses to sort of get different reviews and experience and enjoy as well.
 
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