Temples including Madurai Meenakshi are major attractions of Madurai and the accommodation facilities | Road map from Chennai to Madurai with driving directions

Temples including Madurai Meenakshi are major attractions of Madurai and the accommodation facilities | Road map from Chennai to Madurai with driving directions

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Madurai is the second biggest city in Tamilnadu state after Chennai.  Railway station of Madurai is at the center of the city.  Bus stand is at a distance of 3kms from the city.  A big main road can be seen next to the Railway station.  On the other end of the road which is opposite to the station there is a choultry  ‘Rani Mangammal’.  This road leads to Meenakshi temple. Opposite to the railway station there are many hotels which provide accommodation to the devotees. The distance between the station and the temple is about three fourth of a kilometer.  One and a half kilometer towards south from the temple, one can see the ‘Nayakar Mahal’.   Auto riskshaw are available to visit this place.  Thiruparankundram, which has the temple of Lord Subrahmanyam is towards south from Madurai.  One can reach this place by buses and auto rikshaws.   Meenakshi temple and Thiruparankundram temple are closed by 12:00O clock in the afternoon and are opened at 04:00 pm.  There is a light and sound show at Nayakar Mahal.  This show can be seen in  Tamil at 06:00 in the evening and in English at 07:00 pm daily.  On one side of Madurai a temple tank ‘Teppakulam’ is situated.  On the middle of the tank there is a temple dedicated to Goddess ‘Adisakti’.  Boating can be done in the tank.  City buses are run to this place.  ‘Alwar Temple’, a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is situated at the bottom of hills towards west at a distance of 11kms.  This is the most ancient temple and is very sacred for the people of Madurai.

On top of the hills at a distance of 3kms and in the midst of the forest there is a place ‘Palamudir Solai’ where there is a temple for the third form of Lord Subrahmanyam.  This is a very pleasant place.   Mini bus services are run from station to the temple.

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Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction | Fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction

5 trains between Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and Secunderabad Junction/SC  improve the transport.
7203 number corresponds to the Bhavnagar Kakinada Express train. Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  is the starting point for this train and Secunderabad Junction/SC  is the destination point. It leaves at 10:05 and reaches at 10:20 +1 night. 1231 kms of distance is travelled in 24 h 15 min.It is scheduled only on Saturdays.It costs Rs.200 for general class, Rs.375 for SL class, Rs.1024 for 3A class, Rs.1410 for 2A class.It is the fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to Secunderabad Junction.

7017 train number makes up for the Secunderabad Express. It makes it departure at 10:05 in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and makes it to reach the destination at 10:30 +1 night in Secunderabad Junction/SC . It takes 24 h 25 min to pass the distance of 1231 kms. The departure days of 7017 is on  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,. They charge Rs.200 for general class, Rs. 375 for SL class, Rs.1024 for 3A class, Rs.1410 for 2A class.

Secunderabad Express train has number of number of 7038. It starts at 06:50 in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and reaches Secunderabad Junction/SC at 08:50 +1 night. Within 26 h 0 min it travels a distance of 1376  kms.This train is scheduled only on Saturdays.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.398 for SL class, Rs.1090 for 3A class, Rs.1502 for 2A class, Rs.1502 for 2A class.

Bikaner Secunderabad Summer Special has the train number of 0720. It arrives the destination point of Secunderabad Junction/SC  at 08:50 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 06:50. It travels a distance of 1376 kms within 26 h 0 min.It is scheduled only on Mondays.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.398 for SL class, Rs.1090 for 3A class, Rs.1502 for 2A class.

Name of 6734 train number is Okha Rameswaram Express. It starts at 15:40 in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and reaches the destination of Hyderabad Kacheguda/KCG  at 17:45 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1325 kms within 26 h 5 min.The train is exclusively available only on Tuesday.Fare of this train is Rs.208 for general class, Rs. 386 for SL class, Rs.1057 for 3A class, Rs. 1456 for 2A class.
Information regarding advance reservations, train ticket bookings, berths / seats availability, PNR status can be got in the official website of the Indian railways www. indianrail.gov.in

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Pune to Delhi

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance from Pune to Delhi | Fastest train from Pune to Delhi
Passengers can choose from 8 trains to travel from Pune Junction/PUNE  to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM.
Pune Nizamuddin Duronto has the train number of 2263. It arrives the destination point of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 07:10 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Pune Junction/PUNE  at 11:10. It travels a distance of 1520 kms within 20 h 0 min. It starts from boarding point on  Tuesday, Thursday. Prices are Rs.1405 for Chair car sectionRs.1455 for 3A class, Rs.1985 for 2A class, Rs.3425 for 1A class.It is the fastest train from Pune to Delhi.

Swarna Jayanti Express is indicated by 2781 train number. It consumes 24 h 50 min of time for covering a distance of 1588 kms.  The departure timing at Pune Junction/PUNE  is 16:10 and arrival at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  is 17:00 +1 night.The train is exclusively available only on Saturday.Fare of this train is Rs.234 for general class, Rs.450 for SL class, Rs.1208 for 3A class, Rs.1654 for 2A class.

2147 number corresponds to the Nizamuddin Express train. Pune Junction/PUNE  is the starting point for this train and Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  is the destination point. It leaves at 16:10 and reaches at 17:00 +1 night. 1588 kms of distance is travelled in 24 h 50 min.This train is scheduled only on Tuesdays.Prices are Rs.234 for general class, Rs.450 for SL class, Rs.1208 for 3A class, Rs.1654 for 2A class.

2629 is a train number also for Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express. It travels a distance of 1588 kms in the duration of 25 h 30 min. It goes off the Pune Junction/PUNE  at 07:55 and reaches the destination of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM by 09:25 +1 night. This train leaves on  Wednesday, Friday,.They charge Rs.234 for general class, Rs.450 for SL class, Rs.1208 for 3A class, Rs.1654 for 2A class, Rs. 2795 for 1A class.

Name of 2779 train number is Goa Express. It starts at 04:15 in Pune Junction/PUNE  and reaches the destination of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 06:10 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1588 kms within 25 h 55 min. It runs regularly.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.234 for general class, Rs.450 for SL class, Rs.1208 for 3A class, Rs.1654 for 2A class.

7305 relates to Link Express which starts at 04:15 in Pune Junction/PUNE  and reaches the destination point of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 06:10 +1 night. It takes 25 h 55 min to complete the travelling of 1589 kms. This is available for daily departure and daily arrival.Fare for the travel is Rs.234 for general class, Rs.450 for SL class, Rs.1654 for 2A class.

0477 specifies Pune Nizamuddin Summer Special. It starts at 14:10 at Pune Junction/PUNE  and reaches Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 16:40 +1 night. It consumes 26 h 30 min of time for travelling a distance of 1589 kms.Only on Fridays, this train is available.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.234 for general class, Rs.450 for SL class, Rs.1208 for 3A class, Rs.1654 for 2A class, Rs.2795 for 1A class.

Jhelum Express is indicated by 1077 train number. It consumes 27 h 25 min of time for covering a distance of 1596 kms.  The departure timing at Pune Junction/PUNE  is 17:20 and arrival at New Delhi/NDLS  is 20:45 +1 night. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Cost of the tickets is Rs.234 for general class, Rs.430 for SL class, Rs.1178 for 3A class, Rs.1624 for 2A class, .
Passengers have now the facility of knowing the info of advance reservations, train ticket bookings, berths / seats availability, PNR status from the Indian railways official website www. indianrail.gov.in

Pulicat is one of the oldest lakes and this is a place to watch the migratory birds | Shar center and Pelican Parade can also be visited

Pulicat is one of the oldest lakes and this is a place to watch the migratory birds | Shar center and Pelican Parade can also be visited

Pulicat Lake

A natural salt water lake with naturally formed islands, a waterfall which has not lost its natural charm, an abode for migrated birds, temples of Chengalamma and Kesava.  Visit all these at Pralaya Kaveri.

Shar Center:  The permission of PRO has to be taken to visit Shar Center.  Visitors are not allowed in to some special zones.  The zones in which the tourists are allowed are also very important.  This tour is beneficial for the college education age group but is not much helpful to kids.

Pulicat Lake: Boating facilities are available at this Lake.  Chilka Lake in Orissa is the biggest lake in India and Pulicat occupies the second place.  The water in Pulicat lake are salty as water from Bay of Bengal enters this lake.  But they are not exactly like sea water.  This is a brackish water lake.  In normal days the area of the lake is 250 sqm, while in rainy season it expands to 460sqkm.  Earlier this was called Pralaya Kaveri Lake.  Local people still call this as Pralaya Kaveri.  Part of this lake is in Tamilnadu.

Pelican Parade: Migratory birds which come here every year are the main cause for the popularity of this lake.  Pelican birds come here from Australia to lay eggs.  Flamingoes, spotted ducks, bill birds, white cranes etc roam in this lake.  The legs and nose of these Flamingoes are pink in colour.  May be legs and beaks of these birds are created like this so that they do not drown in water when they go deep in to water to catch fishes with their beaks.  Celebrations are held in the months of February and March which is the peak season in which the birds come here.  Collectors and higher authorities attend this festival.

Even when birds are not there, the beauty of the lake, the skillful fishermen, historic constructions of Portugese etc can be enjoyed all through the year.

Observing the life style of the fishermen closely will be a sweet memory.  Fishermen put all the fishes they catch in a basket and they go singing songs.  Wives of fishermen wait for them with a basket, a bag, oil bottle and a bowl carrying food for their husbands. Bag and oil bottle are for purchasing groceries from the money they get by selling fishes.  They bring  Ragi Ambali for their husbands.

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Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to New Delhi

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance from Ahmedabad Junction to New Delhi | Fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to New Delhi

Passengers have 13 trains from Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  to New Delhi/NDLS.
2957 train number also indicates Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani. It leaves Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 17:25 and reaches New Delhi/NDLS at 07:25 +1 night within duration of 14 h 0 min travelling a distance of 934 kms. It has daily trips.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.1210 for 3A class, Rs.1595 for 2A class, Rs.2660 for 1A class.It is the fastest train from Ahmedabad Junction to New Delhi.

2915 train number corresponds to Ashram Express. It departs at 17:45 at the Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and arrives the destination at Old Delhi/DLI  at 10:10 +1 night. Distance travelled by this train is 933 kms and it reaches its destination in 16 h 25 min. It has daily trips. Rs.169 for general class, Rs.343 for SL class, Rs. 909 for 3A class, Rs.1238 for 2A class, Rs.2081 for 1A class,  is charged.

Bandra Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath Special is indicated by 2216A train number. It consumes 16 h 30 min of time for covering a distance of 950  kms.  The departure timing at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI is 19:40 and arrival at Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE  is 12:10 +1 night.The train is exclusively available only on Wednesday.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.481 for general class, Rs.578 for 3A class.

2216 is the number for Bandra Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath. It starts at 19:40 in the departure point of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and reaches the destination point of Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE  at 12:10 +1 night. It takes 16 h 30 min to travel 950 kms of distance. 2216 starts at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  on  Sunday, Tuesday, Friday,.It costs Rs.481 for Chair car sectionRs.578 for 3A class.

2477 train number makes up for the Sindhu Express. It makes it departure at 11:35 in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and makes it to reach the destination at 04:30 +1 night in New Delhi/NDLS . It takes 16 h 55 min to pass the distance of 1092 kms.This train is scheduled only on Tuesdays.Rs.186 for general class, Rs. 371 for SL class, Rs.988 for 3A class, Rs.1348 for 2A class,  are charged.

2475 represents Sarvodaya Express. This train departs at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 11:35 and reports an arrival at 04:30 +1 night at New Delhi/NDLS . 16 h 55 min are required for it to travel 1093 kms of distance.Only on Wednesdays, this train is available.It costs Rs.186 for general class, Rs.371 for SL class, Rs.988 for 3A class, Rs.1348 for 2A class.

2473 train number also indicates Sarvodaya Express. It leaves Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 11:35 and reaches New Delhi/NDLS  at 04:30 +1 night within duration of 16 h 55 min travelling a distance of 1093 kms.It is scheduled only on Saturdays.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.186 for general class, Rs.371 for SL class, Rs.988 for 3A class, Rs.1348 for 2A class.

0979 specifies Ahmedabad Haridwar Kumbh Special. It starts at 21:00 at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and reaches Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 13:45 +1 night. It consumes 16 h 45 min of time for travelling a distance of 1085 kms.The train is exclusively available only on Saturday.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.186 for general class, Rs.371 for SL class, Rs.988 for 3A class.

2917 is the number for Gujarat Sampark Kranti Express. It starts at 17:20 in the departure point of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  and reaches the destination point of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM at 10:40 +1 night. It takes 17 h 20 min to travel 1085 kms of distance. The departure days of 2917 is on  Monday, Wednesday, Friday,. Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.186 for general class, Rs.371 for SL class, Rs.988 for 3A class, Rs.1348 for 2A class.

9263 represents Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express. This train departs at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 00:50 and reports an arrival at 19:35  at Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE. 18 h 45 min are required for it to travel 928 kms of distance. This train leaves on  Sunday, Wednesday,.Fare for the travel is Rs.168 for general class, Rs.321 for SL class, Rs. 873 for 3A class, Rs.1200 for 2A class.

Porbandar Muzaffarpur Express is indicated by 9269 train number. It consumes 19 h 10 min of time for covering a distance of 932 kms.  The departure timing at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  is 00:50 and arrival at Old Delhi/DLI  is 20:00 . The operation of 9269 starts on  Friday, Saturday. Fare of this train is Rs.169 for general class, Rs.323 for SL class, Rs.879 for 3A class, Rs.1208 for 2A class.

4312 number corresponds to the Ala Hazrat Express train. Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  is the starting point for this train and Old Delhi/DLI  is the destination point. It leaves at 19:25 and reaches at 14:35 +1 night. 932 kms of distance is travelled in 19 h 10 min. It has departures on  Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Saturday.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.169 for general class, Rs.323 for SL class, Rs.879 for 3A class, Rs.1208 for 2A class.

9105 number corresponds to the Haridwar Mail train. Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  is the starting point for this train and Old Delhi/DLI  is the destination point. It leaves at 09:25 and reaches at 05:20 +1 night. 957 kms of distance is travelled in 19 h 55 min. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.172 for general class, Rs.327 for SL class, Rs.891 for 3A class, Rs.1225 for 2A class, Rs.2059 for 1A class.
The details regarding advance reservations, train ticket bookings, berths / seats availability, PNR status can be known through www. indianrail.gov.in ,the official  website of the Indian railways.

Gwalior offers many places of historical importance to the tourists (From temples to palaces and Museums) | Road map and driving directions from Agra to Gwalior

Gwalior offers many places of historical importance to the tourists (From temples to palaces and Museums) | Road map and driving directions from Agra to Gwalior

Man mandir Palace

People who want to visit some different places other than temples, pilgrim centres should visit Gwalior once.  Some of the palaces in Gwalior are the evidences for history of Gwalior. The wealth of queens, love story of Mrignayani, Brutality of Aurangazeb, sweet notes of Tansen and the grandeur of Rajputs are some of the notable features of Gwalior.  The most interesting places of in and around Gwalior are

  1. Gwalior Fort
  2. Gujari Mahal
  3. Man Mandir Palace
  4. Jai Vilas Palace
  5. Surajkund lake

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