Handi valley near Pachmarhi | Road map with driving direction from Bhopal to Pachmarhi

Handi valley near Pachmarhi | Road map with diving direction from Bhopal to Pachmarhi

Handi valley near Pachmarhi

Handi valley is another must visit tourist spot. The valley is a hundreds of feet depth with the hills on either sides.  A fencing is laid with iron bars.    30 -40 view points provide beautiful view of the nature in the surrounding of Pachmarhi.  Chess fall, big fall, little fall water falls are famous.  This water falls fall from a height of 100 – 125 meters.

The best time to visit Pachmarhi is between October and June when the weather is convenient. To visit all the places of Pachmarhi a stay of at least one week is required.

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

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

Passengers can choose from 24 trains to travel from Mumbai Central/BCT  to New Delhi/NDLS.
Name of 2951 train number is Mumbai Rajdhani Express. It starts at Mumbai Central/BCT  at 15 h 50 min and reaches New Delhi/NDLS  at 08:30 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1384 km in 15 h 50 min. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Rs.1495 for 3A class, Rs.1975 for 2A class, Rs.3305 for 1A class,  are charged.It is the fastest train from Mumbai to New Delhi.

2953 number corresponds to the Mumbai August Kranti Rajdhani train. Mumbai Central/BCT  is the starting point for this train and Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  is the destination point. It leaves at 17:40 and reaches at 11:00 +1 night. 1377 kms of distance is travelled in 17 h 20 min. It runs regularly.Fare of this train is Rs.1495 for 3A class, Rs.1975 for 2A class, Rs.3305 for 1A class.

2247 number corresponds to the Bandra Nizamuddin Yuva Express train. Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS  is the starting point for this train and Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM is the destination point. It leaves at 16:55 and reaches at 09:55 +1 night. 1366 kms of distance is travelled in 17 h 0 min.Except Friday the train won’t schedules.Fare for the travel is Rs.552 for Chair car section.

Name of 2909 train number is Bandra Garib Rath Express. It starts at 16:55 in Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS  and reaches the destination of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM at 10:00 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1366 kms within 17 h 5 min. The operation of 2909 starts on  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Fare for the travel is Rs.552 for Chair car sectionRs. 667 for 3A class.

Name of Trivandrum Rajdhani Express train number is 2431. It starts at Panvel/PNVL  at 18:10 and reaches Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 12:40 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1397 km in 18 h 30 min. The departure days of Trivandrum Rajdhani Express is on  Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. Rs.1540 for 3A class, Rs.2020 for 2A class, Rs.3370 for 1A class,  are charged.

2471 train number corresponds to Swaraj Express. It departs at 07:55 at the Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS and arrives the destination at New Delhi/NDLS  at 04:30 +1 night. Distance travelled by this train is 1373 kms and it reaches its destination in 20 h 35 min. 2471 starts at Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS on  Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday,.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.213 for general class, Rs.414 for SL class, Rs.1109 for 3A class, Rs.1515 for 2A class.

2903 train number corresponds to Golden Temple Mail. It departs at 21:25 at the Mumbai Central/BCT  and arrives the destination at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM at 18:30 +1 night. Distance travelled by this train is 1377  kms and it reaches its destination in 21 h 5 min. It runs regularly.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.215 for general class, Rs.418 for SL class, Rs.1120 for 3A class, Rs.1532 for 2A class, Rs.2586 for 1A class.

2907 is a train number also for Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express. It travels a distance of 1366 kms in the duration of 20 h 55 min. It goes off the Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS  at 16:50 and reaches the destination of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  by 13:45 +1 night. The departure days of 2907 is on  Sunday, Wednesday,. It costs Rs.213 for general class, Rs.414 for SL class, Rs.1109 for 3A class, Rs.1515 for 2A class.

0905 specifies Bandra Jammu Tawi Summer Special. It starts at 16:55 at Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS and reaches Delhi Safdarjang/DSJ at 13:55 +1 night. It consumes 21 h 0 min of time for travelling a distance of 1370 kms.Only on Mondays, this train is available.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.213 for general class, Rs.1109 for 3A class, Rs.1515 for 2A class, Rs. 2559 for 1A class.

Name of 0479 train number is Madgaon Nizamuddin Special. It starts at 22:50 in Panvel/PNVL and reaches the destination of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM at 19:30 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1397 kms within 20 h 40 min. The departure days of 0479 is on  Monday, Friday,. Cost of the tickets is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.418 for SL class, Rs.1120 for 3A class, Rs.1532 for 2A class.

Goa Sampark Kranti Express has the train number of 2449. It arrives the destination point of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 16:50 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Panvel/PNVL at 19:38. It travels a distance of 1397 kms within 21 h 12 min. It starts from boarding point on  Tuesday, Wednesday,. Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.418 for SL class, Rs.1120 for 3A class, Rs.1532 for 2A class, Rs.2586 for 1A class.

2925 represents Paschim Express. This train departs at Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS  at 11:35 and reports an arrival at 10:55 +1 night at New Delhi/NDLS . 23 h 20 min are required for it to travel 1373 kms of distance. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Fare of this train is Rs.213 for general class, Rs.414 for SL class, Rs.1109 for 3A class, Rs.1515 for 2A class, Rs.2559 for 1A class.

Paschim Express Slip train number corresponds to 2925-Slip. It departs at 11:35 at the Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS and arrives the destination at New Delhi/NDLS  at 10:55 +1 night. Distance travelled by this train is 1373 kms and it reaches its destination in 23 h 20 min. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.213 for general class, Rs.414 for SL class, Rs.1109 for 3A class, Rs.1515 for 2A class, Rs.2559 for 1A class.

Name of 2216A train number is Bandra Delhi Sarai Rohilla GaribRath Special. It starts at Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS  at 12:55 and reaches Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE at 12:10 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1431 km in 23 h 15 min.Only on Wednesdays, this train is available.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.219 for general class, Rs.560 for Chair car sectionRs.670 for 3A class.

Name of 2216 train number is Bandra Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath. It starts at Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS  at 12:55 and reaches Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE at 12:10 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1431 km in 23 h 15 min. It has departures on  Sunday, Tuesday, Friday,.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.560 for Chair car sectionRs.670 for 3A class.

2287 specifies Dehradun Express. It starts at 11:00 at Panvel/PNVL  and reaches Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM at 10:40 +1 night. It consumes 23 h 40 min of time for travelling a distance of 1397 kms.Except Saturday the train won’t schedules.Cost of the tickets is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.418 for SL class, Rs.1120 for 3A class .

2483 specifies Kochuveli Amritsar Express. It starts at 11:00 at Panvel/PNVL and reaches New Delhi/NDLS  at 11:05 +1 night. It consumes 24 h 5 min of time for travelling a distance of 1404 kms. The departure days of 2483 is on  Thursday,. Tickets costs as follows: Rs.218 for general class, Rs.422 for SL class, Rs.1131 for 3A class, Rs.1547 for 2A class.

2217,2653 train number also indicates Kerala Sampark Kranti Express. It leaves Panvel/PNVL  at 11:00 and reaches New Delhi/NDLS  at 11:05 +1 night within duration of 24 h 5 min travelling a distance of 1404 kms.Except Sunday the train won’t schedules.Prices are Rs.218 for general class, Rs.422 for SL class, Rs.1131 for 3A class, Rs.1547 for 2A class, Rs.2611 for 1A class.

Name of 2617 train number is Mangala Lakshadweep Express. It starts at Panvel/PNVL  at 13:00 and reaches Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 13:10 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1520 km in 24 h 10 min. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.227 for general class, Rs.438 for SL class, Rs.1175 for 3A class, Rs.1607 for 2A class.

Punjab Mail train has number of number of 2137. It starts at 19:40 in Mumbai CST/CSTM  and reaches New Delhi/NDLS  at 21:15 +1 night. Within 25 h 35 min it travels a distance of 1544 kms. It runs regularly.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.229 for general class, Rs.442 for SL class, Rs.1187 for 3A class, Rs.1623 for 2A class, Rs. 2743 for 1A class.

1057 relates to Amritsar Express which starts at New Delhi/NDLS  in Mumbai Dadar Central/DR  and reaches the destination point of New Delhi/NDLS  at 23:45. It takes 28 h 25 min to complete the travelling of 04:10 +2 nights kms. It runs seven days a week. Cost of the tickets is Rs.229 for general class, Rs.422 for SL class, Rs.1157 for 3A class, Rs.1593 for 2A class.

9023 train number makes up for the Firozpur Janata Express. It makes it departure at 07:25 in Mumbai Central/BCT  and makes it to reach the destination at 12:45 +1 night in New Delhi/NDLS . It takes 29 h 20 min to pass the distance of 1384 kms. It runs regularly.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.215 for general class, Rs.398 for SL class.

0113 represents Mumbai Haridwar Summer Special. This train departs at Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT at 28 h 40 min and reports an arrival at 12:35 +1 night at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM . 28 h 40 min are required for it to travel 1521 kms of distance.Only on Tuesdays, this train is available.They charge Rs.227 for general class, Rs.418 for SL class, Rs.1145 for 3A class, Rs.1577 for 2A class.

Dehradun Express is indicated by 9019 train number. It consumes 29 h 40 min of time for covering a distance of 1366 kms.  The departure timing at Mumbai Bandra Terminus/BDTS  is 23:35 and arrival at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM is 05:15 +2 nights. This is available for daily departure and daily arrival.Prices are Rs.213 for general class, Rs.373 for SL class, .
Just logging in to the official website of the Indian railways www. indianrail.gov.in  provides the data like advance reservations, train ticket bookings, berths / seats availability, PNR status.

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

Madurai Meenakshi 1 Madurai Meenakshi 2

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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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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Taj Group converts Falaknuma Palace into a luxurious hotel | Interesting facts of Falaknuma palace

Taj Group converts Falaknuma Palace into a luxurious hotel | Interesting facts of Falaknuma palace

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Falaknuma means the ‘star of heaven’. This construction is really a star.  This shines on a small hill 5 kilometers from Charminar in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.  This looks like a scorpion when watched from aero planes or helicopters and this was built by Vikar-ul-Umra Bahadur.  Construction was started in 1898 and continued for 9 years.  Total area of this building is 9.39lakh square meters.  This building was used as a guest house by sixth Nizam Mehaboob Alikhan.  As the Nizam was fascinated by this building Vilar-ul-Umar Bahadur gifted this palace to him.  Sixth Nizam died in the year 1911 and since then the palace is lying vacant.  Falaknuma palace became the personal asset of Nizam heirs.  This palace has 220 luxurious rooms and 22 spacious halls.  Taj Group which converted many palaces in to hotels in Rajasthan showed interest in Falaknuma Palace.  The palace was taken on lease from the Nizams.

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Taj group has worked hard for 10 years to convert it into a hotel.  Main parts of the Palace were untouched but the rooms are converted in to palaces.  Tourists from India and foreign countries can stay at this palace to taste the culture and traditions of Hyderabad Nawabs.  This palace is in between a beautiful garden which spreads in an area of 32 acres.  There are a total of 60 suits in this palace.  Private Chambers of Nizams are converted in to suites.  Outdoor pools, spa two restaurants are also opened.  Rare artifacts and painting of the palace were renovated.  Heir of Nizam Prince Mukarram Jha, Ratan Tata and many other business and political persons are going to attend the opening ceremony of this palace.

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Interesting facts of Falaknuma palace
Mir Mahaboob Alikhan used the famous RS.450crore ‘Jacob Diamond’ as a paper weight in this palace.  Old furniture and other books are arranged in this study room. Tourists will be enjoying the tutor rooms of Nizam, bed room of wife of sixth Nizam, special bath tubs that gives out fragrance, dressing hall and special rooms used for guests, Nizam Durbar hall, steps made with beautiful marble statues, musical room and billiards room.  There is a dining hall in which 101 guests can have their meals at a same time.

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

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

Passengers have 4 trains from Trivandrum Central/TVC  to Ahmedabad Junction/ADI.
Tirunelveli Hapa SF Express has the train number of 2997. It arrives the destination point of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 20:05 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Trivandrum Central/TVC  at 09:10. It travels a distance of 2262 kms within 34 h 55 min. 2997 starts at Trivandrum Central/TVC  on  Tuesday, Wednesday,.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.285 for general class, Rs.534 for SL class, Rs.1445 for 3A class.It is the fastest train from Trivandrum to Ahmedabad.

Name of 6336 train number is Gandhidham Express. It starts at 15:15 in rivandrum Central/TVC and reaches the destination of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 06:45 +2 nights. It covers a distance of 2277  kms within 39 h 30 min.The train is exclusively available only on Tuesday.Tickets costs as follows: Rs.286 for general class, Rs.516 for SL class, Rs.1421 for 3A class, Rs.1961 for 2A class.

6334 train number makes up for the Veraval Express. It makes it departure at 15:15 in Trivandrum Central/TVC  and makes it to reach the destination at 06:45 +2 nights in Ahmedabad Junction/ADI . It takes 39 h 30 min to pass the distance of 2278 kms.It travels only on Mondays. Rs.286 for general class, Rs.516 for SL class, Rs.1421 for 3A class, Rs.1961 for 2A class,  is charged.

6312 train number corresponds to Bikaner Express. It departs at 15:15 at the Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL and arrives the destination at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL. Distance travelled by this train is Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  kms and it reaches its destination in 39 h 30 min.Only on Saturdays, this train is available.Rs.285 for general class, Rs.514 for SL class, Rs.1415 for 3A class, Rs.1953 for 2A class,  are charged.
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