I must admit, I'm not a fan of traveling by bus in India. However, this new bus service could change my view. In fact, it could revolutionize bus travel in India.
Blue Hill has introduced a super luxury "Luxuria" bus between Bangalore and Chennai. The bus is so unbelievably luxurious that it's designed to rival flying. It has high-grade leather reclining seats with electronically operated calf support, individual entertainment screens for each seat with movies and music on demand along with satellite TV, gourmet catering, and on board toilet, refrigerator and microwave. Yes, really!
The first bus left from Bangalore today. There are two morning departures at 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., and two night time departures at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
But how does cost and travel time shape up? The price of a one way ticket on the Luxuria bus is 1,800 rupees. The price of the cheapest one way flight is around 3,000 rupees. Travel time on the bus is six hours. Flight time is 45 minutes but you'll need to add a couple more hours at least to reach the airport, check in, and collect your luggage at the other end.
More information and bookings are available on the Blue Hill Luxuria website.
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