What to see in and around Aurangabad | Road (Route) map to Aurangabad from Shirdi

What to see in and around Aurangabad | Road (Route) map to Aurangabad from Shirdi

Aurangabad is the city which is formed based on the name of the king Aurangzeb who is the last of the Mughal Emperors. There are no special places to be visited in this place but the Aurangabad is the way to reach the famous tourist spots, Ajanta and Ellora caves. The Ellora caves are 32km away from Aurangabad. The Daulatabad fort is at the route of Ellora. The Ghrushneshwar temple which is one among the Dwadasa Jyotirlingas is at the second side of the Ellora caves. The Ajanta caves are 105km away from the East of the Aurangabad. There is the construction of Bibika- Macbara which is at one end of the Aurangabad, which is built by the son of Aurangzeb in the memorial of the wife of Aurangzeb. It appears same like that of the Taj Mahal which is in Agra but it is not as big as of the original Taj and also not as beautiful as Taj.

The Panchakki place is on the other end of Aurangabad. There is a story that one orphan old man had made a permanent living in this place by taking care of the orphan children and used to take care of them. As the children cannot do the heavy works he used to place the small utensils which are useful in cooking like grinding stones of flour mill and other heavy utensils which are useful in the process of cooking. He also made arrangements to get the water from the pipes from the water project which is near to the Aurangabad. He used the force of that water to work as the power supplier for those five utensils and made use of those utensils. By this arrangement, the children used to cook the food very easily without any hard work. The place where those five utensils are there is called as Panchakki. The tomb of that old orphan is in that surrounding only. Just one km away Aurangabad, there are Ellora like caves but the complete area has become like a forest and it is not possible to reach that place.

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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.

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

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

9 trains run between Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  and Secunderabad Junction/SC .
2430 is a train number also for Bangalore Rajdhani. It travels a distance of 1660 kms in the duration of 21 h 45 min. It goes off the Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 20:50 and reaches the destination of Secunderabad Junction/SC  by 18:35 +1 night. It starts from boarding point on  Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.  Rs.1725 for 3A class, Rs.3775 for 1A class,  is charged.It is the fastest train from Delhi to Secunderabad.

2494 is the number for Bangalore Rajdhani. It starts at 20:50 in the departure point of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  and reaches the destination point of Secunderabad Junction/SC at 18:35 +1 night. It takes 21 h 45 min to travel 1660 kms of distance. The departure days of 2494 is on  Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, It costs Rs.1725 for 3A class, Rs.2260 for 2A class, Rs.3775 for 1A class.

2438 train number corresponds to Secunderabad Rajdhani Express. It departs at 16:00 at the Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  and arrives the destination at Secunderabad Junction/SC  at 14:00 +1 night. Distance travelled by this train is 1660 kms and it reaches its destination in 22 h 0 min.Except Sunday the train won’t schedules. Rs. 1725 for 3A class, Rs.2260 for 2A class, Rs.3775 for 1A class,  is charged.

2286 train number also indicates Nizamuddin Secunderabad Duronto. It leaves Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 15:50 and reaches Secunderabad Junction/SC at 14:00 +1 night within duration of 22 h 10 min travelling a distance of 1660 kms. 2286 starts at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  on  Monday, Friday,.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.655 for SL class, Rs.1695 for 3A class, Rs.2215 for 2A class, Rs.3565 for 1A class.

2650 train number is Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express. It starts at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM is the departure point and Hyderabad Kacheguda/KCG  is the destination point for this train. 06:45 is the time it leaves at the departure point and reaches the destination at 07:05 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1666 kms in 24 h 20 min. This train leaves on  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.241 for general class, Rs.461 for SL class, Rs.1242 for 3A class, Rs.1700 for 2A class, Rs.2875 for 1A class.

Andhra Pradesh Express is indicated by 2724 train number. It consumes 25 h 40 min of time for covering a distance of 1667  kms.  The departure timing at New Delhi/NDLS  is 17:35 and arrival at Secunderabad Junction/SC  is 19:15 +1 night. It runs seven days a week. Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.241 for general class, Rs.461 for SL class, Rs.1242 for 3A class, Rs.1700 for 2A class, Rs.2875 for 1A class.

2708 number corresponds to the Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express train. Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  is the starting point for this train and Secunderabad Junction/SC is the destination point. It leaves at 07:25 and reaches at 09:15 +1 night. 1660 kms of distance is travelled in 25 h 50 min. 2708 starts at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  on  Sunday, Wednesday, Friday,.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.241 for general class, Rs.461 for SL class, Rs.1242 for 3A class, Rs.1700 for 2A class.

2648 represents Kongu Express. This train departs at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  at 08:40 and reports an arrival at 12:20 +1 night at Hyderabad Kacheguda/KCG . 27 h 40 min are required for it to travel 1666 kms of distance.This train is scheduled only on Wednesdays.Fare of this train is Rs.241 for general class, Rs.461 for SL class, Rs.1242 for 3A class, Rs.1700 for 2A class.

2722 number corresponds to the Dakshin Express train. Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  is the starting point for this train and Secunderabad Junction/SC  is the destination point. It leaves at 22:50 and reaches at 04:05 +2 nights. 1660 kms of distance is travelled in 29 h 15 min. It runs seven days a week.  Rs.241 for general class, Rs.461 for SL class, Rs.1242 for 3A class, Rs.1700 for 2A class,  is charged.
The Indian railways have launched an official website www. indianrail.gov.in for facilitating the passengers to know about the details of advance reservations, train ticket bookings, berths / seats availability, PNR status.

Gwalior Fort at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Location Map of Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Location Map of Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort

Another place which is a must visit is the fort of Gwalior.  This is on a hill.  Strong wall are built around the hill.  These are 2 miles long and 35 feet height and are intact even now.  The statues of Jain Teerdhankrs can be seen on the walls while going to the fort.  A local king carved them on the walls as he was interested in the Jain religion.  He destroyed some of them at the order of Mughals.  This fort went in to the hands of British rulers at a later stage.  This fort is so strong that Babur complimented that this is the best fort in the country.  When this fort was under Mughals. Aurangazeb had imprisoned his brother Murad in this fort.  He was hanged later.   51 subordinate kings were imprisoned here along with Hargobind Singh.  Queen Nurjahan ordered to release Hargobind Singh.  But Hargobind singh wanted all the kings to be released along with him. Then the Nawab laid a condition.  He said he will release all the kings who can come out holding the shirt of Hargobind singhHargobind singh’s shirt was torn in to pieces and made like a rope.  All kings came out holding that rope.

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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.

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.