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 Kolkata to Ahmedabad

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

4 trains between Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  and Ahmedabad Junction/ADI improve the transport.
2906 number corresponds to the Porbandar Express train. Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  is the starting point for this train and Ahmedabad Junction/ADI is the destination point. It leaves at 22:55 and reaches at 08:55 +2 nights. 2087 kms of distance is travelled in 34 h 0 min. This train leaves on  Tuesday, Friday, Saturday.Ticket expenses for this train is Rs.276 for general class, Rs.520 for SL class, Rs.1407 for 3A class, Rs.1929 for 2A class.It is the fastest train from Kolkata to Ahmedabad.

2906A train number corresponds to Howrah Okha Link Express. It departs at 22:55 at the Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH  and arrives the destination at Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 08:55 +2 nights. Distance travelled by this train is 2087 kms and it reaches its destination in 34 h 0 min. The departure days of 2906A is on  Tuesday. They charge Rs.276 for general class, Rs.520 for SL class, Rs.1407 for 3A class.

2938 is the number for Howrah Gandhidham SF Express. It starts at 23:00 in the departure point of Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH and reaches the destination point of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI      at 11:00 +2 nights. It takes 36 h 0 min to travel 2209 kms of distance.Except Monday the train won’t schedules.Prices as below are applicable:  Rs.282 for general class, Rs.530 for SL class, Rs.1435 for 3A class, Rs.1968 for 2A class.

2834 is the number for Howrah Ahmedabad Express. It starts at 23:55 in the departure point of Kolkata Howrah Junction/HWH and reaches the destination point of Ahmedabad Junction/ADI  at 13:25 +2 nights. It takes 37 h 30 min to travel 2087 kms of distance. It runs seven days a week. Prices are Rs.276 for general class, Rs. 520 for SL class, Rs.1407 for 3A class, Rs.1929 for 2A 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.

Churches in Goa built in the Roman-gothic architectural style | Road map and driving directions from Mumbai to Goa

Churches in Goa built in the Roman-gothic architectural style | Road map and driving directions from Mumbai to Goa


UNESCO team travels in the world to selects place and buildings that should be visited by the future generations as World Heritage sites.  UNESCO has selected Goa, Pattadakal and Hampi in India along with other places.

Ancient Goa is on the banks of river Mandavi.  In 16th century Bijapur Nawab Adil shah wanted to change his capital to ancient Goa and built a wonderful palace their.  At the same time Portuguese Army commander occupied this place.  For the next 340 years, Goa was the capital for the Portuguese rule in India.  Not only in trade, culture but also in culture and religion it was similar to the cities of Europe.  The churches in the main square brought back the memories of Portuguese grandeur and Roman Catholic world.

Bam Jesus’ Basilica church

‘Bam Jesus’ Basilica church which was selected as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986 has the main deity Child Jesus.  The idol is very small.  The idol of St Ignatius Loyola idol which is at the back of Jesus idol is about 3 meter height.  At the top of the head, shining sun and the symbol of I.H.S. Jesuit can be seen.  Saint Loyola is the founder of Jesus Society.  The whole inside of the church has the gold plated covering.  This is the first church in South Asia which got the ‘Basilica’ status.  Roman Catholic Christians visit this church at least once in their life time.

The mortal remaining of St Xavier is preserved in this church.  This saint’s mortal remaining is preserved in a silver box since 400 years.  This box is kept on the right side of the main deity in a three storey marble tomb.  Saint’s body is taken on 3 rd December once for each decade for the devotees to visit. The body is going to taken out in 2014 for this decade.

Se Cathedral

‘Se-cathedral’ church is another famous church which is the biggest church in Asia.  This was built by a Portuguese Emperor.  This was built as a symbol of wealth, authority of Portugal.  This church is dedicated to St. Catherine.  This was built in the Portuguese-Gothic architectural style. Four small temples built for St. Anthony and St. Bernard and others can be seen on the right side of the temple.  The golden bell in the church is the biggest in Asia.  Pope Pious presented a Golden rose to the church in 1953.

St. Francis church

St. Francis church is located at the back of ‘Se-Cathedral’ church.  St. Antony Chapel and Lady of Rosary are the other main churches.  Viceroy Arch is situated on the banks of River Mandavi which has a historical prominence.  Great grand son of Vasco Da Gama, Francisco Da Gama who was a governor built this arch to welcome Portuguese Viceroys who come to Goa.

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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

Falaknuma Palace has a GRAND PRESIDENTIAL SUITE rent of which is RS.5 lakh per day | GRAND PRESIDENTIAL SUITE in Falaknuma Palace is the most expensive suite in India

Falaknuma Palace has a GRAND PRESIDENTIAL SUITE rent of which is RS.5 lakh per day | GRAND PRESIDENTIAL SUITE in Falaknuma Palace is the most expensive suite in India

Falaknuma palace is inviting rich people who can afford Rs.5 lakh to spend a day.  The official residence of 6th Nizam has now been converted into a luxurious hotel.  This hotel is going to be inaugurated ion 13th November, 2010.  Minimum rent for each suite in this palace is RS.34,500.  Tariff for the most luxurious ‘Grand Presidential Suite’ is Rs.5 lakhs.  This resembles the queens abode in the Falaknuma palace.  This may be the most expensive suit in India.  The rent of a suit in Taj Mahan Palace in Mumbai is Rs.3,07, 650.  There is no dearth of rich people spending laths of rupees for luxuries in this poor country.  This hotel is developed by Taj group in Hyderabad for such people.

Location of Cherrapunji and its highlights | Road map and driving directions to Cherrapunji from Shillong

Location of Cherrapunji and its highlights | Road map and driving directions to Cherrapunji from Shillong


Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is at a distance of 56 kms from Shillong.   It takes 2 hours to reach Cherrapunji in the narrow roads and high mountains.  Visitors who enter Cherrapunji expect to see dense forests.  But, would be shocked to find dry grass lands, children and women carrying pots of water etc.  The hills are full of coal and limestone mines.

Cherrapunji has an average elevation of 4,283 feet and is a plateau in the southern part of Khasi hills.  The original name is Sohra Punj. Soh means fruits and rah means available.  This was the main business center for British.  Coal, lime stone and sand stone production center.  They could not pronounce the name correctly and used to call this place Cherrapunji which gradually became Cherrapunji.  Locals call this place Sohra.  Many of the uneducated does not even know that their place is called Cherrapunji by others.

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