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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Kumararam is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh

Kumararam is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh | Road (Route) map to Kumararam (Kotipalli) from Draksharamam

Kumararamam or Kotipalli near Rajahmundry is one of the Pancharamas in Andhra Pradesh.  River Godavari meets the sea at this place. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Triambakeshwar at Nasik, the birth place of River Godavari in Maharashtra.  River Godavari is considered as the gift of nature.  So it is worshipped along with the sea.  Much importance is thus given to taking bath in the River Godavari. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Someshwara and Goddess Parvathi as Rajarajeshwari at Kotipalli.

According to Puranas, Moon has lost his brilliance due to the curse of Daksha.  He prayed to Lord Shiva to get relieved of his curse in Kotipalli.  Sthalapuranam of this place explains that taking bath in River Godavari here is considered a new beginning in life.  God excuses all sins of devotees if they take bath here, it is believed.  Another story is that sage Gautham brought River Godavari from Trimbakeshwar to this place.

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Importance of Mookambika Temple in Kollur | Rooute map and driving direction to Mookambika temple in Kollr fro Udipi, Karnataka

Importance of Mookambika Temple in Kollur | Rooute map and driving direction to Mookambika temple in Kollr fro Udipi, Karnataka

Mookambika Temple in Kollur

Mookambikadevi temple is one of the ancient temple located at Kollur.  Kollur is beside the 17th national high way in the Kundapur taluq, Udipi district, Karnataka.  Temple of Goddess Mookambika is located on the banks of Souparnika at the bottom of the hill Kodachadri in Western Ghats.  It is said that an eagle named penance on the banks of this river to attain salvation and so this river is called Souparnika.  Devotees believe that the water of the river has medicinal values and taking bath in this river cures many diseases.

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

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

Indian railways have allotted 9 number of trains between Pune Junction/PUNE  to Secunderabad Junction/SC.
Pune Secunderabad Shatabdi Special has the train number of 0163. It arrives the destination point of Secunderabad Junction/SC      at 14:30  by leaving the departure point of Pune Junction/PUNE  at 06:00. It travels a distance of 597 kms within 8 h 30 min. 0163 starts at Pune Junction/PUNE  on  Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.Fare of this train is Rs.780 for general class.It is the fastest train from Pune to Secunderabad.

LTT Vishakhapatnam SF Express has the train number of 2750. It arrives the destination point of Secunderabad Junction/SC  at 02:00 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Pune Junction/PUNE  at 15:35. It travels a distance of 597 kms within 10 h 25 min. It has departures on  Sunday, Thursday,.Rs.124 for general class, Rs.266 for SL class, Rs. 695 for 3A class, Rs.940 for 2A class,  are charged.

2701 number corresponds to the Hussain Sagar Express train. Pune Junction/PUNE  is the starting point for this train and Hyderabad Deccan Nampally/HYB  is the destination point. It leaves at 01:25 and reaches at 12:10 . 598 kms of distance is travelled in 10 h 45 min. It has daily trips.Fare for the travel is Rs.124 for general class, Rs.266 for SL class, Rs.695 for 3A class, Rs.940 for 2A class, Rs.1568 for 1A class.

7203 represents Bhavnagar Kakinada Express. This train departs at Pune Junction/PUNE  at 22:30 and reports an arrival at 10:20 +1 night at Secunderabad Junction/SC     . 11 h 50 min are required for it to travel 597 kms of distance.It travels only on Saturdays.Cost of the tickets is Rs.124 for general class, Rs.246 for SL class, Rs.665 for 3A class, Rs.910 for 2A class.

7017 is the number for Secunderabad Express. It starts at 22:30 in the departure point of Pune Junction/PUNE  and reaches the destination point of Secunderabad Junction/SC  at 10:30 +1 night. It takes 12 h 0 min to travel 596 kms of distance. The departure days of 7017 is on  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,. They charge Rs.124 for general class, Rs.246 for SL class, Rs.665 for 3A class, Rs.910 for 2A class.

Konark Express has the train number of 1019. It arrives the destination point of Secunderabad Junction/SC  at 07:50 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Pune Junction/PUNE  at 19:05. It travels a distance of 597 kms within 12 h 45 min. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.124 for general class, Rs.246 for SL class, Rs.665 for 3A class, Rs.910 for 2A class.

Dadar Hyderabad Summer Special train has number of number of 0731. It starts at 21:15 in Pune Junction/PUNE  and reaches Hyderabad Deccan Nampally/HYB  at 10:00 +1 night. Within 12 h 45 min it travels a distance of 598 kms.The train is exclusively available only on Sunday.Rs.124 for general class, Rs.246 for SL class, Rs.665 for 3A class, Rs.910 for 2A class,  are charged.

7031 train number also indicates Hyderabad Express. It leaves Pune Junction/PUNE  at 16:35 and reaches Hyderabad Deccan Nampally/HYB at 05:55 +1 night within duration of 13 h 20 min travelling a distance of 598 kms. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.124 for general class, Rs.246 for SL class, Rs. 665 for 3A class, Rs.910 for 2A class.

7013 train number corresponds to Pune Hyderabad Express. It departs at 14:15 at the Pune Junction/PUNE  and arrives the destination at Hyderabad Deccan Nampally/HYB  at 04:30 +1 night. Distance travelled by this train is 649 kms and it reaches its destination in 14 h 15 min. This train leaves on  Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Rs.131 for general class, Rs.259 for SL class, Rs.700 for 3A class, Rs.959 for 2A class,  is charged.
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Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Bangalore to Trivandrum Kochuveli

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

Passengers have 6 trains from Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction/YPR to Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL.2777 represents Yesvantpur Kochuveli Express. This train departs at Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction/YPR at 15:15 and reports an arrival at 06:30 +1 night at Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL. 15 h 15 min are required for it to travel 847 kms of distance.Except Wednesday the train won’t schedules. Rs.159 for general class, Rs.325 for SL class, Rs.857 for 3A class, Rs.1167 for 2A class is charged.
It is the fastest train from Bangalore to Trivandrum Kochuveli.

Kochuveli Garib Rath has the train number of 2257. It arrives the destination point of Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL at 12:40 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction/YPR  at 21:00. It travels a distance of 808 kms within 15 h 40 min. This train leaves on  Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday Rs.531 for 3A class is charged.

6315 is the number for Kochuveli Express. It starts at 17:15 in the departure point of Bangalore City Junction/SBC and reaches the destination point of Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL  at 09:25 +1 night. It takes 16 h 10 min to travel 837 kms of distance. The operation of 6315 starts on  Sunday, Wednesday, Friday. Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.157 for general class, Rs.303 for SL class, Rs.822 for 3A class, Rs.1129 for 2A class.

Name of 6321 train number is Trivandrum Express. It starts at Bangalore City Junction/SBC  at 18:50 and reaches Trivandrum Central/TVC at 12:00 +1 night. It covers a distance of 843 km in 17 h 10 min.The train is exclusively available only on Thursday.They charge Rs.159 for general class, Rs.305 for SL class, Rs.827 for 3A class, Rs.1137 for 2A class.

Island Express train has number of number of 6526. It starts at 21:40 in Bangalore City Junction/SBC  and reaches Trivandrum Central/TVC  at 15:05 +1 night. Within 17 h 25 min it travels a distance of 858 kms. It has daily trips.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.160 for general class, Rs.307 for SL class, Rs.833 for 3A class, Rs.1144 for 2A class.

6331 specifies Trivandrum Express. It starts at 10:30 at Krishnarajapuram/KJM and reaches Trivandrum Central/TVC  at 04:00 +1 night. It consumes 17 h 30 min of time for travelling a distance of 816 kms.It is scheduled only on Tuesdays.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.155 for general class, Rs.298 for SL class, Rs.811 for 3A class, Rs.1112 for 2A class, .
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Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Trivandrum to Delhi

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

Passengers have 7 trains from Trivandrum Central/TVC  to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM .
2431 number corresponds to the Trivandrum Rajdhani Express train. Trivandrum Central/TVC  is the starting point for this train and Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM  is the destination point. It leaves at 19:15 and reaches at 12:40 +2 nights. 3149 kms of distance is travelled in 41 h 25 min. 2431 starts at Trivandrum Central/TVC  on  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Rs.2425 for 3A class, Rs.3140 for 2A class, Rs.5240 for 1A class,  is charged.It is the fastest train from Trivandrum to Delhi.

2483 is a train number also for Kochuveli Amritsar Express. It travels a distance of 3150 kms in the duration of 49 h 55 min. It goes off the Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL  at 09:10 and reaches the destination of New Delhi/NDLS by 11:05 +2 nights.It is scheduled only on Wednesdays.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.327 for general class, Rs.602 for SL class, Rs.1638 for 3A class, Rs.2251 for 2A class.

Kerala Sampark Kranti Express has the train number of 2217,2653. It arrives the destination point of New Delhi/NDLS  at 11:05 +2 nights by leaving the departure point of Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL at 09:10. It travels a distance of 3150 kms within 49 h 55 min.Only on Saturdays, this train is available. Rs.327 for general class, Rs.602 for SL class, Rs.1638 for 3A class, Rs.2251 for 2A class, Rs.3822 for 1A class,  is charged.

Dehradun Express is indicated by 2287 train number. It consumes 49 h 50 min of time for covering a distance of 3157 kms.  The departure timing at Trivandrum Kochuveli/KCVL  is 08:50 and arrival at Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM is 10:40 +2 nights.Except Friday the train won’t schedules.Prices are Rs.329 for general class, Rs.606 for SL class, Rs.1649 for 3A class.

Name of 2625 train number is Kerala Express. It starts at Trivandrum Central/TVC  at 11:15 and reaches New Delhi/NDLS  at 13:40 +2 nights. It covers a distance of 3036 km in 50 h 25 min. It has daily trips.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.322 for general class, Rs.595 for SL class, Rs.1616 for 3A class, Rs.2220 for 2A class.

Nizamuddin Express has the train number of 2643. It arrives the destination point of Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM at 17:00 +2 nights by leaving the departure point of Trivandrum Central/TVC  at 14:15. It travels a distance of 3014  kms within 50 h 45 min.This train is scheduled only on Tuesdays.Prices are Rs.322 for general class, Rs.595 for SL class, Rs.1616 for 3A class.

6317 is a train number also for Himsagar Express. It travels a distance of 3036 kms in the duration of 55 h 5 min. It goes off the Trivandrum Central/TVC  at 16:05 and reaches the destination of New Delhi/NDLS by 23:10 +2 nights.Only on Fridays, this train is available.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.322 for general class, Rs.575 for SL class, Rs.1586 for 3A class, .
Official Indian railway website www. indianrail.gov.in is available for the details of advance reservations, train ticket bookings, berths/seats availability, PNR status.