Chowmahalla palace in belonging to Nizam is renovated | Clothes, article, artifacts, swords etc of Nizam are exhibited in Chowmahalla palace

Chowmahalla palace in belonging to Nizam is renovated | Clothes, article, artifacts, swords etc of Nizam are exhibited in Chowmahalla palace

Chowmahalla palace, the palace belonging to Nizam is renovated to match the grandeur of Nizam. The palace exhibits artistry in every inch, the charm of this palace has not diminished a bit even after so many generations.  Historical items and pleasant atmosphere are the things that Chowmahalla palace offers to the visitors.  Clothes, swords, articles, artifacts used belonging to Nizam is exhibited in this palace.  Meeting hall, and the construction of the palace are a challenge to to days engineering technology. People who love history should visit this place to their hearts content.

Bhimbetka Rock paintings at Bhimbetka caves (rock shelters) | Driving directions and route map of Bhimbetka rock shelters from Bhopal, MP, India

Bhimbetka Rock paintings at Bhimbetka caves (rock shelters) | Driving directions and route map of Bhimbetka rock shelters from Bhopal, MP, India

Bhimbetka Rock paintings at Bhimbetka caves Bhimbetka Rock paintings at Bhimbetka caves

Bhimbetka caves are situated at a distance of 40kms from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. The sculptures carved between 8000 BC and 5000 BC can be seen in these caves.  Life style of common man and the method of hunting etc in ancient times can be found out from these painting.

Driving directions and route map of Bhimbetka rock shelters from Bhopal, MP, India:
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Bandhavgarh, Kanha National Park….. Driving directions and route map to Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park from Jabalpur, MP, India

Bandhavgarh, Kanha National Park….. Driving directions and route map to Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha National Park from Jabalpur, MP, India
Bandhavgarh, Kanha National Park

These are the most beautiful reserve forests situated in India.  Bandhavgarh  National Park is famous for tigers.  Elephant Safari facility is available here.  Kanha Park is the stage for many researches and preservation programs.  Many endangered species are also being preserved here.

Driving directions and route map to Bandhavgarh National Park from Jabalpur, MP, India:

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Driving directions and route map to Kanha National Park from Jabalpur, MP, India:

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Arrival of British to Shillong

Arrival of British to Shillong

shillong

In 19th century, British were searching for cool places unable to bear the heat of the Indian summer.  They reached Shillong and achieved supremacy over the Khasi tribes.  They planted pine, fir and other fruits trees.  They constructed buildings and named them after British.  Shillong is also called the ‘Scotland of the East’.

The influence of British on the Khasi tribe can be still felt with the number of cathedrals in the town, wood houses, the Khasi script in Roman letters and the rock music heard from every house.  Shillong is the birth place of many world famous rock musicians.  Heritage hotels which can be seen in Shillong were built by British.  Pianos, ball rooms, furniture, cutlery and fire places in the hotels remind the British culture.

Market place and touristic attractions of Cherrapunji

Market place and touristic attractions of Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji

Heavy rains wash out the top soil on the plateau and now Cherrapunji remained as a market place.  People of nearby villages come and sell their things here.  This market is held for every 8 days.  Government offices and hospitals work compulsorily on that day.  Taxis and Buses are also over crowded on the market day.
Though rainfall has decreased there are many places to be visited in Cherrapunji.  Nahkalikai waterfall is the 4th highest waterfall in the world. Honey, pepper, betel nuts and cinnamon are cheaper here.  Nohsngithiang waterfalls which are also called Seven sisters falls are another attraction.  This is at a height of 4,500 feet and Bangladesh is clearly visible from this height.  Mawsmai caves are located nearby.

Presently main attractions are Cherrapunji are the waterfalls and the limestone caves.  Mawsmai is one such cave. The ceiling of this cave is 30 – 40 feet at some places.  Water trickles from the ceiling.   These caves are very dark. Trekking and adventure caving facilities are available for those who are interested.

Cherrapunji is famous for root bridges.  These are formed with the roots of big trees.  These bridges can bear the weight of 50 people.  October – April is the best place to visit Cherrapunji.

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Bangalore to Mumbai

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance from Bangalore to Mumbai | Fastest train from Bangalore to Mumbai

12 trains run between Krishnarajapuram/KJM and Kalyan Junction/KYN.
Rajkot Express has the train number of 6614. It arrives the destination point of Kalyan Junction/KYN at 04:49 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Krishnarajapuram/KJM at 07:20. It travels a distance of 1076 kms within 21 h 29 min.It travels only on Fridays.Fare for the travel is Rs.186 for general class, Rs.351 for SL class, Rs.958 for 3A class, Rs.1318 for 2A class.It is the fastest train from Bangalore to Mumbai.

Name of 1014 train number is Coimbatore Mumbai LTT Express. It starts at Bangalore City Junction/SBC  at 15:25 and reaches Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT at 14:30 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1137 km in 23 h 5 min. It runs seven days a week. It costs Rs.191 for general class, Rs.359 for SL class, Rs. 980 for 3A class, Rs.1348 for 2A class, Rs.2272 for 1A class.

1018 number corresponds to the Chalukya Express train. Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction/YPR  is the starting point for this train and Mumbai Dadar Central/DR is the destination point. It leaves at 06:30 and reaches at 05:50 +1 night. 1205 kms of distance is travelled in 23 h 20 min. It has daily trip except on Thursday. Rs.199 for general class, Rs.371 for SL class, Rs.1013 for 3A class, Rs.1394 for 2A class is charged.

6530 is the number for Udyan Express. It starts at 20:10 in the departure point of Bangalore City Junction/SBC  and reaches the destination point of Mumbai CST/CSTM  at 19:50 +1 night. It takes 23 h 40 min to travel 1153 kms of distance. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.194 for general class, Rs.363 for SL class, Rs.991 for 3A class, Rs.1364 for 2A class, Rs.2298 for 1A class.

Mumbai Express has the train number of 6340. It arrives the destination point of Mumbai CST/CSTM  at 20:50 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Krishnarajapuram/KJM at 21:30. It travels a distance of 1130 kms within 23 h 20 min. It has departures on  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.191 for general class, Rs.359 for SL class, Rs.980 for 3A class, Rs.1348 for 2A class.

Name of 6332 train number is Mumbai Express. It starts at 20:45 in Krishnarajapuram/KJM and reaches the destination of Mumbai CST/CSTM at 20:50 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1130 kms within 24 h 5 min.This train is scheduled only on Saturdays.Fare of this train is Rs.191 for general class, Rs.359 for SL class, Rs.980 for 3A class, Rs.1348 for 2A class.

6506 train number is Gandhidham Express. It starts at Bangalore City Junction/SBC  is the departure point and Kalyan Junction/KYN  is the destination point for this train. 22:20 is the time it leaves at the departure point and reaches the destination at 21:44 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1166 kms in 23 h 24 min.Only on Saturdays, this train is available.Cost of the tickets is Rs.194 for general class, Rs.363 for SL class, Rs.991 for 3A class, Rs.1364 for 2A class.

Mysore Ajmer Express is indicated by 6210 train number. It consumes 23 h 24 min of time for covering a distance of 1165 kms.  The departure timing at Bangalore City Junction/SBC is 22:20 and arrival at Kalyan Junction/KYN  is 21:44 +1 night. This train leaves on  Tuesday, Thursday.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.194 for general class, Rs.363 for SL class, Rs.991 for 3A class, Rs.1364 for 2A class.

6508 is the number for JODHPUR EXPRESS. It starts at 22:20 in the departure point of Bangalore City Junction/SBC  and reaches the destination point of Kalyan Junction/KYN  at 21:44 +1 night. It takes 23 h 24 min to travel 1166 kms of distance. The departure days of 6508 is on  Monday, Wednesday. They charge Rs.194 for general class, Rs.363 for SL class, Rs.991 for 3A class, Rs.1364 for 2A class.

0926 train number is Yeswantpur Ahmedabad Summer Special. It starts at Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction/YPR is the departure point and Kalyan Junction/KYN is the destination point for this train. 06:20 is the time it leaves at the departure point and reaches the destination at 06:48 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1086 kms in 24 h 28 min.This train is scheduled only on Thursdays.Prices are Rs.186 for general class, Rs.351 for SL class, Rs.958 for 3A class, Rs.1318 for 2A class.

6532 is the number for Garib Nawaz Express. It starts at 17:45 in the departure point of Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction/YPR and reaches the destination point of Kalyan Junction/KYN  at 21:44 +1 night. It takes 27 h 59 min to travel 1249 kms of distance.It travels only on Fridays. Rs.200 for general class, Rs.375 for SL class, Rs.1024 for 3A class, Rs.1410 for 2A class is charged.

6534 train number also indicates Yesvantpur Jodhpur Express. It leaves Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction/YPR  at 17:45 and reaches Kalyan Junction/KYN at 21:44 +1 night within duration of 27 h 59 min travelling a distance of 1249  kms.Only on Sundays, this train is available.Cost of the tickets is Rs.200 for general class, Rs.375 for SL class, Rs.1024 for 3A class, Rs.1410 for 2A class.
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