Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Kolkata to Chennai

Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance from Kolkata to Chennai | Fastest train from Kolkata to Chennai
Passengers have 11 trains from Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH to Chennai Central/MAS .
2841 train number makes up for the Coromandel Express. It makes it departure at 14:50 in Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH and makes it to reach the destination at 17:15 +1 night in Chennai Central/MAS . It takes 26 h 25 min to pass the distance of 1662 kms. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.They charge 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.It is the fastest train from Kolkata to Chennai.

2508 represents Ernakulam Express. This train departs at Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH at 01:05 and reports an arrival at 04:15 +1 night at Chennai Central/MAS . 27 h 10 min are required for it to travel 1661 kms of distance.Except Saturday the train won’t schedules.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.241 for general class, Rs.461 for SL class, Rs.1242 for 3A class, Rs.1700 for 2A class.

2510 is a train number also for Guwahati Bangalore Express. It travels a distance of 1661 kms in the duration of 27 h 10 min. It goes off the Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  at 01:05 and reaches the destination of Chennai Central/MAS  by 04:15 +1 night. It has departures on  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,.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.

Name of 2516 train number is Guwahati Trivandrum Express. It starts at Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH at 01:05 and reaches Chennai Central/MAS  at 04:15 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1661 km in 27 h 10 min.This train is scheduled only on Thursdays.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.

Name of 5902 train number is Dibrugarh Yesvantpur Weekly Express. It starts at Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  at 01:05 and reaches Chennai Perambur/PER  at 04:20 +1 night. It covers a distance of 1662 km in 27 h 15 min.It is scheduled only on Sundays.They charge Rs.241 for general class, Rs. 441 for SL class, Rs.1212 for 3A class, Rs.1670 for 2A class.

2839 train number makes up for the Howrah Chennai Mail. It makes it departure at 23:45 in Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  and makes it to reach the destination at 03:50 +2 nights in Chennai Central/MAS. It takes 28 h 5 min to pass the distance of 1662 kms. It has daily trips.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, Rs.2875 for 1A class.

Kanyakumari Express has the train number of 2665. It arrives the destination point of Chennai Egmore/MS at 20:00 +1 night by leaving the departure point of Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  at 16:10. It travels a distance of 1689 kms within 27 h 50 min.Only on Mondays, this train is available.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.243 for general class, Rs.465 for SL class, Rs.1252 for 3A class, Rs.1715 for 2A class.

2663 relates to Howrah Trichy Express which starts at 16:10 in Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH and reaches the destination point of Chennai Egmore/MS  at 20:00 +1 night. It takes 27 h 50 min to complete the travelling of 1689 kms. It starts from boarding point on  Sunday, Thursday,. Fare for the travel is Rs.243 for general class, Rs.465 for SL class, Rs.1252 for 3A class, Rs.1715 for 2A class.

5228 number corresponds to the Yesvantpur Express train. Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  is the starting point for this train and Chennai Central/MAS  is the destination point. It leaves at 23:15 and reaches at 03:50 +2 nights. 1661 kms of distance is travelled in 28 h 35 min.Only on Mondays, this train is available. Rs.241 for general class, Rs.441 for SL class, Rs.1212 for 3A class, Rs.1670 for 2A class, Rs.2825 for 1A class,  is charged.

6324 train number corresponds to Shalimar Trivandrum Express. It departs at 22:45 at the Kolkata Shalimar/SHM and arrives the destination at Chennai Central/MAS  at 03:50 +2 nights. Distance travelled by this train is 1660 kms and it reaches its destination in 29 h 5 min. The operation of 6324 starts on  Sunday, Tuesday,. Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.241 for general class, Rs.441 for SL class, Rs. 1212 for 3A class.

5624 relates to Guwahati Ernakulam Express which starts at 03:50 in Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH and reaches the destination point of Chennai Central/MAS  at 10:35 +1 night. It takes 30 h 45 min to complete the travelling of 1570  kms.Only on Saturdays, this train is available.Cost of the tickets is .
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Train Timings and schedules, Train Ticket Fare, Distance, Fastest train from Mumbai to Kolkata

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

9 trains run between Mumbai CST/CSTM  and Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH.
Mumbai Howrah Duronto is indicated by 2261 train number. It consumes 26 h 25 min of time for covering a distance of 1968 kms.  The departure timing at Mumbai CST/CSTM  is 17:15 and arrival at Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH is 19:40 +1 night. It starts from boarding point on  Tuesday, Saturday. Ticket expenses for this train is Rs 175 for 3 A class, 5Rs.2395 for 2A class, Rs.4110 for 1A class.It is the fastest train from Mumbai to Kolkata.

2859 represents Gitanjali Express. This train departs at Mumbai CST/CSTM  at 06:00 and reports an arrival at 12:30 +1 night at Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH . 30 h 30 min are required for it to travel 1968 kms of distance. It has daily departures and daily arrivals.Cost of the tickets is Rs.270 for general class, Rs.508 for SL class, Rs.1374 for 3A class, Rs.1883 for 2A class.

Name of 2101 train number is Jnaneswari Express. It starts at Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT  at 20:35 and reaches Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  at 03:35 +2 nights. It covers a distance of 1952 km in 31 h 0 min. This train leaves on  Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.They charge Rs.270 for general class, Rs.508 for SL class, Rs.1374 for 3A class, Rs.1883 for 2A class, Rs. 3190 for 1A class.

2869 train number corresponds to Howrah Express. It departs at 11:05 at the Mumbai CST/CSTM  and arrives the destination at Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH at 19:30 +1 night. Distance travelled by this train is 1968 kms and it reaches its destination in 32 h 25 min.It travels only on Sundays.It costs Rs.508 for SL class, Rs.1374 for 3A class, Rs.1883 for 2A class.

0859 specifies Mumbai Howrah Summer Special. It starts at 11:05 at Mumbai CST/CSTM  and reaches Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  at 19:30 +1 night. It consumes 32 h 25 min of time for travelling a distance of 1968 kms.Except Friday the train won’t schedules.Fare for travelling in this train is Rs.270 for general class, Rs.508 for SL class, Rs.1374 for 3A class, Rs.1883 for 2A class.

Howrah Mail train has number of number of 2809. It starts at 20:35 in Mumbai CST/CSTM  and reaches Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH at 05:50 +2 nights. Within 33 h 15 min it travels a distance of 1968 kms. It has daily departures and daily arrivals. Rs.270 for general class, Rs.508 for SL class, Rs. 1374 for 3A class, Rs.1883 for 2A class, Rs.3190 for 1A class,  is charged.

Name of 2151 train number is Samarsata Express. It starts at 20:35 in Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT  and reaches the destination of Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  at 08:25 +2 nights. It covers a distance of 2081 kms within 35 h 50 min. This train leaves on  Wednesday, Thursday,.Fare of this train is Rs.276 for general class, Rs.520 for SL class, Rs.1407 for 3A class, Rs.1929 for 2A class, Rs.3270 for 1A class.

Kolkata Mail has the train number of 2322. It arrives the destination point of Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  at 11:45 +2 nights by leaving the departure point of Mumbai CST/CSTM  at 21:25. It travels a distance of 2177 kms within 38 h 20 min. It has daily departures and daily arrivals. Rs.281 for general class, Rs.528 for SL class, Rs. 1429 for 3A class, Rs.1960 for 2A class, Rs.3322 for 1A class,  is charged.

Howrah Express is indicated by 8029 train number. It consumes 38 h 25 min of time for covering a distance of 1950 kms.  The departure timing at Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT is 21:50 and arrival at Kolkata Shalimar/SHM is 12:15 +2 nights. It runs regularly.Fare for the travel is Rs.267 for general class, Rs.484 for SL class, Rs.1333 for 3A class, Rs.1838 for 2A class, .
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Kashmir reminds of apples, Himalayas, boat houses and beautiful people | Dal Lake in Kashmir is like a town on water with houses, markets and lotus gardens

Kashmir reminds of apples, Himalayas, boat houses and beautiful people | Dal Lake in Kashmir is like a town on water with houses, markets and lotus gardens

Kashmir looks like a beautiful painting created by God.  Kashmir flourishes with Himalaya mountains, green hills and flat stretch of land.  There are many apple, pine, chinar and Deodar trees.  Jhelum, Tawi and Chenab rivers flow in Kashmir.

Vaishnodevi temple is situated in Himalaya Mountains.  Tourists have to obtain a permission letter from security forces to visit the temple.  Leather and electronic goods are not allowed.  Travelling on horse backs on the steep hills is a scary experience.  Devotees even walk on foot shouting ‘Jai matadi’.  Dry fruits are sold everywhere. Journey to the temple will be a pleasant journey.

Security checking is conducted all through the journey.  Pilgrimage to Vaishnodevi is not complete without Visiting Bhairavanath temple.  Devotees can reach Bhairavanath temple travelling on the horse back.  There are deep valleys beside the roads and tourists who are new to this journey will get scared when the horses run on the hill steps.

Journey to Kashmir can begin from Katra.  Patny Top is situated at a distance from Katra.  River Tawi flows in the valleys near Patny Top.  Baglihar dam is built on River Chenab at Badaat.  Nehru tunnel is also situated on this route which is 2,577 mtrs.  Crossing Nehru tunnel means entering Kashmir.  Two and half hours journey in the tunnel is a memorable experience.

Roads of Kashmir are full of Military vehicles.  Military camps can be seen on the hills around.  Soldiers guard Kashmir with alertness.  Vehicles of tourists are also checked.

Pilgrimage to Amarnath starts from Shiva Temple at Pahalgaon.  This is said to be the place where Lord Shiva left his Nandi while going to Amarnath caves.    This place was called Bhairavagaon earlier and became Pahalgaon now.  Beauty of nature cannot be described in words.

Dal lake

Pampore is famous for saffron flowers.  Tourists can reach Srinagar via Pampore.  Dal Lake can be seen while travelling to Srinagar.  There will be many boat houses in Dal lake ready to welcome the tourists.  Nishanth and Shalimar gardens are other interesting places.

Jahangir hotel is a famous hotel at Srinagar.  This hotel is built in wood.  Curtains, blankets used in the hotel are an example of the hand work of Kashmiris.  Chinar leaves designs can be seen on almost everything.  Chinar trees are the providers of oxygen to these people.  So they do not spare the persons who pluck even a single leaf of Chinar.

Nishanth gardens are another interesting tourist place in Srinagar.  It has Himalayan Mountains in the back ground and is located in the middle of Dal Lake.  Shalimar gardens were built by Jahangir for his wife Noorjahan.  This garden is built in   storey and has rock fountains from this end to that end.  Small rest rooms are built here and there.  A palace is also built at the end of the garden.  This palace was used as a summer retreat.

Boats used on Dal Lake are made with Pine wood.  The wood is soaked in water for 7 – 8 years and boats are made with that wood.  Each boat cost above Rs.3 crores. Therefore the rents of these boats are also high.  These boats have hall, bed room, kitchen and garden.  Foreign tourists mostly stay in these boat houses.  This lake looks like a town on water.  Markets, houses, hospitals and lotus gardens can be seen in the lake.  Every boat house will have small boats tied in the front of them.  A fort is seen on a hill from Dal Lake.  That fort belongs to King Harisingh, last ruler of Kashmir.  Presently this fort is called Akbar Fort.

Sankaracharya temple is built on a hill near the lake at a height of 1000 feet.  This temple was believed to be built by Pandavas and was renovated by Sankaracharya.  There is a 3 to 4 feet shivalingam in the temple.

Gulmarg is situated in Baramullah district and is at a height of 9,000kms from sea level.  Apple gardens, mountains and streams can be seen all through the journey.  After travelling for three hours, a vast grass land can be seen having Himalayas as its back ground.  This ground changes into scating ground in winter and in other seasons it is used as a polo ground.

Small yellow colour flowers can be seen in large numbers.  Fruit bushes bearing yellow colour fruits are available here and it is said that bears eat the dry fruits of these flowers and go into hibernations during winter.  Twenty years back Kashmir was different with cinema shooting and national and international tourists.  Local people say that Pakisthan wants the pine trees grown in this area and pakisthan’s fight is not for Kashmiris but for the Pine tree because they are very expensive.  Terrorists used to come to the people of this area at mid night asking for dinner.  Security forces used to punish those who provide food to terrorists.  Presently situation in Kashmir is under control as the Indian government could able to control terrorism and tourists are visiting Kashmir though in small numbers.  People of Kashmir depend mostly on tourists for their livelihood.

There are also some people in Kashmir who support Pakisthan.  Kashmir is like a rose flower surrounded by thorns called terrorism.

Tourists can visit Punjab after Kashmir.  As every Indian is aware, Jallianwala bagh in Amritsar is a painful incident in Indian history.  Marks of cartridges on the walls remind one of the cruelty of General Dyer.  Golden temple, Wagha border are a must visit places in Punjab.

Amarkantak…. Driving directions and Road map to Amarkantak from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Amarkantak…. Driving directions and Road map to Amarkantak from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Amarkantak

This is the birth place of Narmada devi.  This is a holy place for Hindus.  This place is in the midst of dense forests and mountains.  To reach this place one has to cross a forest named ‘Achankar Marg’Kapil Dhara and Doodh Dhara waterfalls are situated here.  The atmosphere here is very pleasant.  Facilities are provided for trekking.

Driving directions and Road map to Amarkantak from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India:

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Kerala, God’s own country has many beautiful places to offer to the tourists | Cochin, Guruvayur, Tekkadi, Munnar… endless list of interesting places in Kerala

Kerala, God’s own country has many beautiful places to offer to the tourists | Cochin, Guruvayur, Tekkadi, Munnar… endless list of interesting places in Kerala

Kerala is called the God’s own country.  Tourists from Andhra Pradesh can start their tour of Kerala from Ernakulam. Many packages are available that take care of the tourist’s accommodation and food needs. Coconut trees and beautiful nature welcome the guests with pleasant atmosphere.

The first place to visit is Kovalam.  All through the journey coconut trees accompany the tourists.  Small canals travel along with them.  Red tiled houses look like toy houses in the midst of so much greenery.  Tourists reach Kovalam by 01.00pm.  Kovalam looks most beautiful with hills, sea, coconut trees, and restaurants on the hills.  Hemakk or net cradles are the main attractions here.

Trivandrum in Kerala has the famous Padmanabha Swamy temple.  The idol of Padmavabha swamy is in reclining position.  Devotees have to have the darshan of the Idol through three doors.  Idol in this temple is the largest idol.  There is also another idol of Vishnu in the form of Mohini.  Nagalakshmi, Naga chamundi, Vishnu Murthy temples can be visited while going to Aleppo from Kovalam.

Aleppo is called the ‘Venice of the East’ as it is full of canals.  House boats are the special tourists attraction in Aleppo.  House boats have 3 bed rooms, kitchen and a hall.  Experience of staying in moving hotels is unforgettable. The boat moves slowly in the backwaters.

View from the boat house around looks like a perfect picture post card with water around, coconut and banana gardens and houses in the middle of them.  Many massage centers are found here in Aleppo.

Tourists will be spell bounded by the beauty around and will not want to blink their eyelids.  Boating is available in the Vembanad Lake also.

Tekkadi is the next destination for the tourists.  Rubber plantations are seen in this journey.  Iron containers are tied to the trees and covered with plastic sheets.  Rubber milk gathers in the container.  Waterfalls and Tea plantations create scenic beauty and serenity.  Mother looks like wearing a green sari.

In Tekkadi many cottages are built in the forests. There is also a lake in the middle of the river.  Main attraction of Tekkadi is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.  Visitors can get into the three storey boats in the lake and take a look around.  Nilgiri deers, monkeys etc are found here.  Tigers also can be seen sometimes.

Munnar is the place where three rivers Nallathanni, Kundala, Mudrapuzha meet.  ‘Munu’ in Malayalam means three ‘Aru’ means River.  Munnar in Kerala is the most famous tourist destination with Tata Tea estates and Mahindra resorts.

Visitors have to travels on a ghat road to reach Munnar.  ‘Lock Heart Gap’ is written on a board leading to Munnar.  The nature really locks the hearts of the visitors with high water falls, tea plantations and shiny white clouds.

Munnar is situated at a height of 1600 to 1800 mtrs above the sea level and is called the ‘Himalayas of South India’.  The height of ‘Anamudi’  peak is 2695mtrs.  ‘Mattupetty’ dam is also located here. The beauty of tea plantations from this dam cannot be described in words.  There are hundred thousands of tea plantations on these mountains in Western Ghats. Eucalyptus trees also give a treat to the eyes.  These trees seem like touching the skies.

Munnar has many beautiful lakes.  Echo point is one of them.  Tourists forget even to blink their eyes in the fear of missing the beauty around.  Top station is a small village located in the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border.  This village is famous for Neelakurinji flowers which bloom for every 12 years.

Eravikulam Park is situated at a distance of 17kms from Munnar.  It houses Nilagiri deers, Sambars, and Langur monkeys.  This park is also famous for rare flower species.

Kaladi, the birth place of Sankaracharya is in Cochin.  The building has the idols of Lord Subrahmanya, Vighneswara and Parvathi.

Dutch palace in Cochin houses many paintings are rare articles of King Kerala Verma and Ram verma.  Catching fishes by Chinese fishing nets is very interesting.

Tourists who visit Kerala compulsorily come to Guruvayur to have a darshan of Lord Krishna.  Anybody will have to stand in the queue to have a darshan of God.  Idol in this temple is very small but exhibits lifelike appearance.

Sowparnika River and Garuda Cave near Kollur | Road (Route) Map from Udipi to Kollur

Sowparnika River and Garuda Cave near Kollur | Road (Route) Map from Udipi to Kollur

Sowparnika River and Garuda Cave near Kollur

Sowparnika River

The river Sowparnika which flow in the sanctuary of Mookambika descend from Kodachadri hills with less depth. There are two more streams called Bhrungisha and Pippalada join the river Sowparnika.

There is a historical story pertaining the name of river which says that Suparna (Garuda) did a penance on the banks of this river praying to the Goddess for the salvation of his mother Vinutha’s sorrows. When the Goddess appeared before him, he prayed for her and she satisfied his wish and from then henceforth the river is known after him as Suparna and therefore came to be called as Sowparnika. The location where the Garuda did penance there is a small cave even today which is known as “Garuda’s Cave” which can be visited by the pilgrims.

The flow of the river contains a number of medicinal plants and roots through which the skin diseases can be cured by taking a bath in this river.

There is a historical belief that some of the valuable medicinal roots have been on the hill when Lord Hanuman used to take Sanjeevani Hill in order to recover Lord Lakshmana during the war with Ravana Brahma. The river joins in the Ocean at a place called Maravante.

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