When one thinks of Kerala backwaters it is always the thought of Alleppey that comes to mind. We bet that once you read about some of the alternatives for a great backwaters tour, you will surely want to visit the upcoming backwaters destinations of Kerala. Their forte is that: they are less crowded and more pure! So, are you ready to skip the beaten trail? If Yes…
Senapati, in Manipur, might be an unknown entity for the usual Indian tourists, but the district-town has all the right ingredients to dish out a memorable holiday experience to you. More than 90% of Senapati’s lands are covered with lush forests that are host a colorful array of flowers and birds. Tribes, with their unique customs, call forest-bordering-villages their home. Willong, situated in close vicinity, has large Monolithic rock structures earning it the title of “Indian Stonehenge”. Excited?
Coorg which is lovingly described as the “Scotland of India” is a nature lovers’ paradise. Apart from its lush green valleys, cotton clouds and rocky cliffs, Coorg is also filled with various historical and religious places. Of course nestled within the hills of Coorg is one of India’s most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. Well, that was just an overview. If you want read the complete details or plan a trip to Coorg…
Are you planning a special gift for your special dad? No more cliché gifts for him, please, this Father's Day. Rather take him for a vacation to participate in things he loves. To see places he wanted to visit so long. If you want to make this Father's Day a truly memorable one for your dad, then you have got to look into some of the great vacation ideas we have come up with.
The road trip from Gangtok to Nathula Pass is one that every travel loving Indian should partake. You traverse through the scenic hamlets, pass by glistening mountain rivers, stop by at a snow-covered lake, ride on a Yak, get all patriotic at a border post and then view a unique temple dedicated to a deceased (but still on duty) Indian army Jawan. Want to know the details…
An even better way to predict wait-listed tickets!
4 Jun 2018
We have always been #1 in waitlisted ticket predictions. And now we just got even better, right up to the level of 97% accuracy. Our data scientists have created an improved method that helps users in knowing their chances of a confirmed ticket. Click on ‘READ MORE’ to understand it in detail.
It seems that the creator took his own merry time and added those minute brushstrokes while creating Gulmarg! To term Gulmarg as beautiful would be understating its visual appeal. It seems that this valley has come out straight from those delightful crayon landscape drawings! There are lush meadows, glistening mountain streams, snow clad peaks and plenty of opportunities for adventure in this land of visual delights.
If you are visiting Ahmedabad, then you have got to taste the traditional Gujarati thalis. And luckily there are many restaurants such as Agashiye, Vishala and many more in this city that serve unending list of Gujarati delicacies as a part of their elaborate thalis. The mouth-watering treats just keep coming one after the other. And once you are through, a burp is only a compliment to the chefs!
If you are a coffee person, morning without a hot cup of the best coffee is unimaginable. Chikmagalur, situated in the Western Ghats, is a destination that would take your love for coffee to a different level. The hill station is filled with some of the best (also read scenic) coffee gardens. A day at these coffee gardens helps you witness the cultivation of finest coffee beans, talk to the planters, see the blending techniques and experience nature. Want to explore…
West Bengal has its own list of unique railway stations. From the nameless railway station at Raina to the haunted railway station at Begunkodor. There are of course some railway stations that are a feather in the cap of Eastern Railways. Howrah (the largest station complex in India) and Ghum (highest railway station in India) are a couple of such stations. If you want to read the complete list of unique railway stations…
Today travellers want to search, choose and book for their journeys online, from the comfort of their own homes. It is convenient for them because they can read reviews, compare prices, etc all just a click away. With the internet at hand, they can finalize their travel plans within minutes. And therefore, you need the best online ticket booking system, that suits your need and gives you the best user experience. And RailYatri Bus Ticket Booking just hits the right chord. Know how...
Jain food adheres to many religious restrictions. Jain travelers cannot have root vegetables, butter, honey, leafy vegetables, food prepared with fermentation, etc. All these religious prohibitions have led to decades of food compromise for the Jains train travellers. But RailYatri has decided to change all that. You can now order pure Jain food on train. If you want to learn more, then continue reading…
The people from Meghalaya are showing the way, when it comes to preservation of nature! While they are blessed with a beautiful land, they are doing their part (and more) to preserve its beauty. Whether it is Mawlynnong (Asia’s and India’s cleanest village) or Umgot River, the locals have got their hands dirty for the sake of nature. Both these iconic places would not have held their heritage unless the locals put in their hard work to keep them clean and tidy! Reasons enough for you to explore these unexplored beauties!
No matter how tight the deadline, there is no excuse for sloppy hygiene practices in a professional food preparation environment. You want people to remember your food for the right reasons, not the wrong ones. RailYatri understands the challenges of getting quality food on the train and hence with its partnered restaurants has adopted practices that maintain great hygiene standards in food preparation. Check out and even you too can adopt these quick hygiene tips.
From the time food ingredients are bought and stored to the time they are cooked and delivered to the customer, food safety should be at the top of the list. Restaurants, in particular, should bear in mind that they are required by law, to ensure that any of their staff who handles food should receive appropriate training in hygiene. RailYatri along with its partnered restaurants, assures to serve hygienic food at all times. Let's hear what one of our restaurant chefs have to say about his food hygiene checklist. Read on and gain some wisdom.
Getting your mom the perfect gift on Mother’s Day doesn’t always come easy. She has spoiled, pampered and loved you all these long years, and it’s hard to give a gift that measures up. We hope to make your choice a little less stressful this year with our Mother’s Day gift guide – but with a happy twist! Read on, hop on the next bus with RailYatri, reach out to your mom soon and make this Mother’s Day, one of the happiest days of her life.
The beautiful North Bengal is blessed with great beauty in every corner. The roads in this part of Bengal are among the most scenic routes in India. They just make you forget the destination and enjoy the moments that pass by. Whether you love the jungle experience or love the hills around, the scenic roads of North Bengal will keep your eyes fixed outside the cab window for the entire journey. Want to take a tour?
It's easy to give up on your planned diet or healthy eating plan while you're travelling. Whether the trip is for leisure or business, the constant rush of activities may make it tempting to stop at a fast-food outlet whenever hunger strikes, or indulge in unhealthy snacks and aerated drinks. But if you keep healthy food choices at hand, you may maintain a healthy regimen during your travel with no regrets. Read on and get some handy tips on eating healthy while you travel.
We are all used to tasty homemade meals while at home. But the problem arises when our food preferences are kept at stake during train travel. This can be a major cause of concern if you really care about good, hygienic food. In such instances taste comes at the cost of health which can pave way for many diseases. But worry not, for RailYatri gives the passengers an option to order tasty and hygienic food even while on train travel. There is no compromise on the food quality and every measure is taken to provide hygienic food on the go.
From daily meals to occasional outings, tasty meals make us happy. But the problem is, all our food preferences have to be shelved when travelling by train. Passengers have to choose from limited, unhealthy options and can be a major cause for concern. But, RailYatri is all set to change this. Our app gives travellers a provision to order healthy food on the train. With RailYatri's extensive food menu, you can enjoy delicious cuisines cooked in homelike flavours and supported with spill-proof packaging. So, what are you waiting for? It's time to turn your journey into a food celebration!
If you care for adventure, then you have got to visit the scenic town of Patnitop. Whether it is aero sports (such as paragliding, hot air balloon rides or parasailing), skiing or trekking – Patnitop has facilities for all types of adventure. As an add-on you get to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes of India. You can couple Patnitop tour with holy pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi temple. Interested?
As the legend has it, the five Pandava brothers spent a significant portion of their exile in the forests of Pachmarhi. They would dwell in the Pandava Caves, collect drinking water from the Bee Falls and hunt for food in the forests of Satpura. And guess what, you can visit all these places on your trip to Pachmarhi. Apart from the pleasant weather and magnificent views, Pachmarhi has rich historic associations. Excited?
There is nothing wrong with spending your summer vacation at hill stations or at some balmy beach, in a laid-back style. But if you crave for more than just a vacation, then you are at the right place. Here are some of the incredible activities you can take on this summer. From motorbiking to rock climbing, you can actually leave your footprints wherever you travel.
The mere existence of the Somnath temple, in Gujarat, depicts the victory of faith over destruction. This sacred temple was destroyed 17 times and each time it was resurrected with a better look. The marauders from Arabia and Afghanistan tried to raze this temple to the ground, but could not succeed in their efforts. Sitting on the shores of Arabian Sea, the present day temple is an architectural marvel. You can almost feel the sea while standing within the main temple. Want to travel to Somnath?
Till the late 90s Indian buses were at their crudest best. Made from truck chassis, such buses did not meet the comfort or sophistication levels of the Indian bus travelers. But the Volvo buses changed all this. These low-floor buses showed that buses could be stylish and also ooze comfort. After bypassing many hurdles along the way, Volvo established itself as the most sought after long distance bus option. Today, many such comfortable buses are available in Tier III & IV Indian cities. If you want comfortable bus rides, book tickets with RailYatri and if you are interested in knowing about Volvo bus history, keep on reading…
The Hindu New Year, celebrated with the onset of Spring, is an opportunity to soak in the rich culture and heritage that we as a country possess. Irrespective of which part of the country we all belong to, there is always traditions and customs that reminds us of our roots. And this special day is quite incomplete without tasting a regional platter. But what if you are travelling? Well, fret not for RailYatri serves regional dishes at your train seat. And if you are at home with your loved ones, celebrate the New Year with all its glory.
The hot and sultry weather is here and with that comes the summer vacation knocking on our doors. While parents are busy thinking how to keep their little ones entertained, the children are looking forward to lots of fun time during their vacation. But why think about far-flung tourist destinations when you have Unlimited Fun waiting for you at Imagica! Pack your bags and get your leaves approved while we take you on a detour to this amazing and must visit holiday destination near you.And we are sure, your kids will be loovvviiiiin' it!
If you are looking for a holiday with a difference, head to the Andamans Island at the southern end of India! A few hours flight from Kolkata and Chennai, and you will reach Port Blair which is your starting point for an island hopping holiday. The freshness and the quietness of this destination will make it hard for you to leave the place. Beaches, water sports, adventure and loads of good food is what marks the stay in Andamans. So, if you want to know what not to miss in Andamans, please read more.
You’ve spent all week looking at some best travel pictures on the Internet, and yet your holiday is not planned. Well, you are not the only one; there are many sailing on the same boat. So there are holiday ideas but no plan and better still no bookings are done. The beach would be great but it's almost summer now, so mountains would be better...or a quaint city getaway perhaps. Still confused? Well, it’s time for RailYatri app on your smartphones to do the work for you. With readily available outstation cabs and hotels, the app has everything that will help you satisfy your spontaneous travel pangs. So, read on and get ready to hit the road!
Explore your PNR confirmation chances in the world of PNR quotas!
26 Mar 2018
Predicting the fate of your waitlisted tickets is like predicting human nature. But, do you know there are certain algorithms by which you can get a fair idea whether your ticket will get confirmed or not? Yes, there are several quotas which are released (if vacant) before the journey, hence confirming your waitlist ticket. So, read on and make wise decisions.
Mata Vaishno Devi Darshan is supposed to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in India. But there are certain challenges that the devotees have to overcome before reaching this sacred shrine, perched on a hilltop. You need to stay ready to trek for more than 12 KM on an uneven terrain, uphill. This is why such a hardship was previously only meant for the able-bodied and the fit individuals. But, the modern day helicopter tours have made the pilgrimage much easy. You can take a chopper ride to reach the temple within 10 minutes, with minimal efforts. And guess what… RailYatri’s Vaishno Devi package comes with the inclusion of helicopter rides, making your pilgrimage fulfilling for the soul and least strenuous for the body.
Spring flowers and warmer days indicate the onset of love in the air. April bloom means it's time for the Annual Tulip Festival at Siraj Bagh Garden in Kashmir, which becomes a tourist-filled vibrant sea of rainbow-hued tulips during this season. Click on to ogle more information about the stunning tulips that look too pretty to be real!
Gift your care to make her travel adventures happy!
8 Mar 2018
Single or married, young or old, professional or a homemaker – women are increasingly choosing to discover the big wild world on their own. But as a woman, planning for a trip always need that extra care, that little extra packing so that you travel is clean and hygienic too. So guys, even if she is too lazy to ignore or just forgets to pack her health essentials while travelling, this Women’s Day is the right time for you to take charge and gift her an extra care towards her health and hygiene.
A sacred walk to Kailash Mansarovar
23 Feb 2018
The Mansarovar Yatra is not only about spirituality. It is about soul searching, adventure, transformation and everything sublime. Take this once in a lifetime journey and your views about life and humanity will change forever. Trekking through rough terrain, beautiful mountains and the arduous 3-day parikrama of Mount Kailash at high altitude is something that awaits you. So, get ready for this journey of a lifetime called Mansarovar Yatra.
Of course, that's possible! When one sits on the shore and watches the waves and the sea, one gets lost in their rhythmic pattern. In addition, those blissful beaches provide us with a great deal of comfort and offer several activities: right from just sitting back and relaxing to all sorts of water sports. A lot of people do not go to the beaches in March. But we have brought some apt beach destinations for you to sunbathe, play in the golden sand and see the sea create magic and where you will just not feel the humid at all. Here the beaches in the night will be even more beautiful; the sound at the shore will surely hypnotize you with tranquillity and peace. Check out!
Delhi, the capital of India, has a rich history. The city is dotted with spellbinding mosques, forts, and monuments from the Mughal era. The contrast between rambling Old Delhi and well planned New Delhi is immense, and it's interesting to spend time exploring both. If you feel you need to revive the history of the place again, just read this and head onto the ‘Dilli Darshan’, once again!
Sometimes it is exciting to go on a mini-vacation with no rigid itinerary. And then, what's cherry on the cake, is a vacation that comes along with the thrill of a road trip. As the long weekend is approaching again and if you haven't planned a vacation yet, then here are some destinations you can go to. What’s more, you can book a cab through RailYatri and hit the road right away. Enjoy the ride and have a blissful trip!
In the ancient ages, Trivandrum was a favourite port for the European explorers and flourished as a coastal town. Even today, the city holds a lot of potential for the explorers and travelers. A trip to Trivandrum would allow you to view a must visit temple, museum and zoo in India. It also gives you a chance to take blessings from a temple that has its mention in the Guinness World Book of Records. Learn more about the attractions of this coastal paradise.
Although the Indian festival calendar is a chock-a-bloc with colourful events throughout the year, the allure of those celebrated in the first month is particularly exciting. From the bracing weather to a vibrant mix of events, January is packed in quite a punch. Check out!
Whether you’re a luxury-loving Scorpio, an intellectual Capricorn or a restless Gemini, there just might be a destination aligned to your stars. Our zodiac often guides us to what kind of traveler we are and who we can accompany. As the New Year is round the corner, we have culled out some travel destinations for 2018 based on your sun/zodiac sign. Check them out NOW!
Winter destinations below Rs 7000. Go have a blast!
15 Dec 2017
Most of us would love to just pack our bags and head off on a holiday every weekend, and when there are winter vacations coming – nothing can stop us. However, our budget doesn’t always permit us to go on an extravagant vacation every now and then. So does that mean there would be no holiday when you are low on funds? Certainly not! for we have dug out some of the amazing places where you can head off without making a dent in your pocket. These beautiful locations in India offer cheap travel, economical stay and delicious food within Rs.7000. So, what is stopping you? Pack your bags and off you go!
India braces up for the final festival season of the year!
5 Dec 2017
The wintry month of December holds the biggest events in India at full swing and offers a month-long cultural extravaganza. Uniting every soul in the country, December is the perfect portrayal, from the unexplored tradition of the North-Eastern states to the colourful blast of celebrations in West Bengal. Like every year, this year too, visitors can enjoy food, music, drinks, and exquisite exhibitions, that are held at various events in the country. To top it all, we have the Santa coming at Christmas and with it will be time to wave a goodbye to the year.
Stories - that evoke fond memories of your mom’s warm chocolate chip cookies, getting snugly tucked in with your beloved teddy bear or huddling in a tent in your backyard while dad reads you the classics by lantern light. Nothing was more comforting than listening to a story before bed, enjoying its brilliant colours and doe-eyed characters, your eyes growing heavier with the passing of each paper page. Those very stories took us to a dreamy India, a fantasy land of fun, happiness and where the life was much simpler and adorable.
Mumbai is known for its array of street food options. And we will tell you where you can get best street food by spending only Rs. 100. From fulsome Maharashtrian thali to kebabs, from delicious Parathas to yummiest Misal Pavs, we have it all on the list.
Just when you thought that all the festivities and the associated fun is over, we bring to you some good news. November is a wonderful month for planning a holiday in India. The weather is cool and dry, and the mood is festive, too. Continuing the festival season, the spirits remain high as there are many cultural and religious events in November as well. And their grand celebrations are just not-to-be-missed. Exclaimed?
It could be a rumour, an urban legend or even plain truth, but most of us have heard of some ghost stories or paranormal occurrences from friends or family. And few of you could be ‘lucky’ enough to have a first-hand experience. But if you are looking for a complete chill up your spine, we have found spots that are famous for ghost-sightings and are picture-perfect haunted. Who knows, it might shake out the cynic in you!
It will be hard to not be enamoured by these mysterious!
27 Oct 2017
Not everyone can handle India. You will either love it with all your soul or get started to exploring more of its mysterious corners. It does not matter whether you are a tourist or a native, you have to open your mind and be willing to escape your comfort zone to truly connect with what makes India mysterious and yet special to the core.
Women with vermillion on their nose, those flamboyantly decorated roads, that strong fragrance of freshly-made Thekuas and an enthralling ambience. Sounds familiar? Yes, it's time for the Chhath Puja and the nostalgia is hitting us back again. Chhath Puja is a carnival of joy and love blended with devotion, which every Bihari, living in any part of the country, just can’t miss. So, here we have clubbed some amazing reasons of why it’s a must to visit home during Chhath. Just read more and add yours.
Today, Kolkata Metro is celebrating its 33rd anniversary. In 1984, after an eager wait of nearly two decades, the City of Joy finally got the wave for running the first Metro rail system in India. The first metro run was between Esplanade and Bhowanipur. Earlier initiated as an alternative transport system to decrease the transport woes of the locals in the city, it has now gone on to become an alternative to 6.2% of roads in Kolkata. Also, apart from being the oldest, Kolkata metro has the cheapest fares in the world. It is said that “Elattuvalapil Sreedharan”, popularly known as Metro Man, was behind this great effort.
Is Diwali kuch meetha ho jaae!
18 Oct 2017
Even after a heavy meal, we still find space for desserts-though we know we shouldn’t. It is because the joy of eating sweets cannot be compared with anything else. It fills us with an ecstasy that is almost eternal. India is very much famous for such delicacies. All festive occasions in India overflow with mouth-watering sweets and each one of them is equally loved. When you have such a wide array of sweet choices, it becomes a little hard to decide whether which sweet tops the list. So, just before you get ready to gorge on the sweet delights this Diwali, here we are with a list of luscious sweets, from every part of India.
With more than 1.55 lakh post offices, India has the largest postal network in the world. Adding incredibility to it, our country is also home to a floating post office as well as the highest post-office in the world! Amazed? Well, this unusual list is just not stopping here. Such unique postal-offices reflect our country’s age-long traditions of the disparate postal system which were later unified in India, post-Independence.
The last quarter of the year is around the corner and it is the most happening season of the year. Almost all of India is under heavy preparations to mark their favourite festivals with joy and merriment. So, apart from Diwali, if you are missing on any important events of October, here we are with a fresh new list. Read on and make sure you do not miss on the sanctity, importance and the fun of these Indian festivals.
Packing your bags and picking your destination for international travel is no longer a mystery for us. But hey wait, before you set your heart on exploring the world, how about discovering some wonders closer home? Here's a snapshot of a few places in India that'll remind you of their overseas counterparts, minus the hefty travel expenses.
Because Dandiya season is here & you cannot afford to stay calm!
20 Sep 2017
Navratri is here and Gujarat, the KING destination of Dandiya, cannot afford to stay calm. The state is all ready to sway and move to the beats of Garba and Dandiya music. The stage is all setup, colourful dresses (chaniya-cholis) are ready and not only the locals but even the visitors across India are excited to be a part of spectacular Navratri celebrations in Gujarat, yet again. So, just pick up your dandiya sticks, head on to these venues and soak in the ultimate garba fever.
India is a land of contrasts. Here, the old and new blend beautifully to create unforgettable travel experiences. It was actually these impeccable travel experiences that tell us more about geography, history, art or for that matter even English which we learnt in our classes. So, this Teacher's Day, let's once again re-live the tales of Indian destinations, but exclusively in school style!
A quintessential part of Hindi cinema, trains, have always been a metaphor for all kinds of situations. They signify carefree journeys and make for some amazing visuals too. We can’t even imagine how the song 'Mere sapno ki raani...' would have looked without a train backdrop. From triggering the flames of romance to relating with the very essence of life & freedom with train journeys, let us re-live the times when Bollywood paid melodious tributes to our lifeline - Indian trains.
Did you know India is home to the largest sundial on our planet? Jantar Mantar of Jaipur possesses this amazing masterpiece. Samrat Yantra tells the time that lags behind only two seconds from the actual local time. Constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century, Jantar Mantar is the biggest stone observatory in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage site holds fourteen geometric devices which are used to compute time of the day. Amazing isn’t it? But, wait here, for Jaipur has a lot more for you to explore and get surprised of.
There is a rustling behind the bushes. The peafowl stops mid-sip and rushes away. Slowly, a large, striped tiger emerges from nowhere. Hidden in the shadows at first, then illuminated by the golden sunlight falling on his tawny coat, the most wished for beast is finally in front of us – meeting us eye to eye and without making a backward glance, walking ahead with the world's most prideful walk. Yes, it's THE TIGER!
If you too wish to spot this rare spectacle of the wild striped cat, then here we are with an unusual list of tiger reserves in India, just for you.
You haven't seen the true North Bengal if you haven't seen it during rains!
20 Jul 2017
If you are a nature lover, then North Bengal is definitely calling you this monsoon. This part of Bengal is undoubtedly the best summer destination but the joy of travelling here during those pitter-patter rains is equally mesmerising. While the gardens at Suntaleykhola offers you a peaceful stroll through those lush green orchards of oranges and strawberries, it's enthralling top view gives you a chance to touch those misty clouds. And while you leave after adoring nature and soaking in the serenity of the place, do not forget to take back some scrumptious strawberries!
Monsoon adds the charm to a drive through picturesque VIP Road.
20 Jul 2017
A green carpet spread all over, Bhopal is truly one of those magical monsoon destinations to visit. But a holiday in Bhopal would be incomplete without a drive through the famous VIP Road. Both sides of the road offers a clear view of Upper & Lower Lakes of Bhopal which are usually brimming during monsoon. There are variants of colourful flowers that adds to the picturesque scenery around. This beautiful road leads you to a more beautiful lake, where you can admire nature while sitting in a cosy cafe and sipping a hot cup of coffee.
When beauty of Morni Hills gets amplified with the touch of rain.
20 Jul 2017
Monsoon transforms the landscape of Chandigarh and offers travellers a scope to visit places that are nothing less than paradise during rains. At a distance of 45 km from the City Beautiful, the Morni Hills offers a laid-back charm with lush greenery and serene lakes around. This quaint hamlet with its breath-taking views of those misty mountains, enchanting lakes and the foggy environs, gives you a completely serene experience.
Here's why Butterfly Beach is a secluded piece of paradise!
18 Jul 2017
A hidden land of adventure, peppered with some stunning views and aquatic life, that's Butterfly Beach in Goa for you! Situated at the northern end of Palolem Beach, the tiny beach cove is adorned with shimmering white sand and blue water along with millions of butterflies flying at the hilltop. Also, what sets this beach apart, is those dolphins which are easily seen playing in a carefree manner. With palm trees swaying with breeze, whispering sweet melodies with a mesmerising sunset from behind, this paradise is at its best during monsoon. Due to limited accessibility, it is often termed as a secret beach and can be reached by a short trek through forests or a boat ride from Palolem Beach.
Slice of France in Puducherry: Bastille's Day, game of Petanque and much more...
13 Jul 2017
Once a French colony, you can see myriad shades of its culture in the quaint city of Puducherry. Besides its quintessential architecture, food and language that reflects a slice of France, this particular sport in Puducherry has a unique tale to tell. Come Annual Bastille's Day(14th July), and the city gets all excited about this unique game of 'Petanque'. It is played with a general rule of keeping both feet planted on the ground all times, even while throwing metal spherical bowls known as boules. This was one of the legendary customs brought by the French army during World War II and has still retained its popularity.
So, is any one of you planning for a spa session for long? Well, some elephants are luckier than humans too! Yes, this misty, drizzling season of monsoon is also a spa season for elephants in Kerala. Since elephants are known to play a vital role in Kerala’s grand temple processions, the Punnathoor Kotta Elephant Yard in Gurvayur organises a spa therapy programme for them every year. Here elephants have a gala time as they get soothing massage, refreshing baths and a chance to get feed on specially- curated nutritious menu.
If you thought monsoon isn’t the season to travel, you are definitely missing out on a whole lot of amazing travel experiences! Sweet-smelling wet soil, the sound of raindrops and the hovering clouds cast a magical charm. Not convinced? Look out for more reasons to travel during monsoon.
The charm of summer quickly wears off and we are already trying to figure out how to stay cool, calm and bug-free in this scorching heat. And especially when you are travelling, it becomes really important to have some awesome summer hacks up your sleeves for you to enjoy your trip. So we give you a list of some super cool ways to keep away your summer travel blues. Check them out...
Long and winding route to student travel concessions
11 May 2017
When the educational institutes decide to take their students on an excursion, they have to undergo a long and tedious process to get student concession. This process would need multiple visits to railway offices and is a time consuming process. But the enthusiasm of students can make this process happen. Mind you, student concessions can only be availed for physical over-the-counter ticket bookings.
Indians have an ineffable love for mangoes. Its 500-1000 varieties not only differ in shape, size and colour but also in its scrumptious taste. Though it’s not possible to describe all the varieties, tap to know about some of the delicious ones.
Eating quality meals on train journeys have always remained top priority for the passengers. Did you know: 1980s saw a new trend among passengers. This was the carefree era of food adventurers, who did not care for the hygiene. But, their bad experiences led to a more cautious approach towards food on train. Modern day passengers have a wider choice and options, thanks to the technology enabled food services, such as RailYatri a lot of food problems for train passengers in the recent years have been solved.
Long train journeys would be unthinkable without the toilets. But did you know, when you are using these toilets and their toilet seats you are exposing yourself to germs and bacteria. Exposure to these could lead to various diseases. This is why time has come to care for your health.
It is widely believed that there is an initial time when you definitely want you and your partner should know each other. And travelling is truly one of those coolest things you can do together with your loved one. While solo travelling could be inspiring, a train journey with your loved one would unbox many aspects about each other, bringing you much closer and strengthening your love & bond. So, here are a few reasons on why you should go on a train journey at least once with your loved one
Winter season is certainly everyone's favorite, not just because of the change in attire but the marvelous food. It's the best time to spree on seasonal delicacies, that are not only delicious but full of multiple benefits. While Sarson ka saag and Gajar ka halwa are known to keep us warm, Winters are incomplete without binging on many other seasonal delicacies.
India boasts of many funnily named places and the stations which bring giggles onto the faces of passengers in an instant. From the famous Kala Bakra station near Jalandhar to the Billi railway station in Dhanbad division, there are plenty of stations bearing funny animal names.
Storybooks always play a vital role in our childhood. Heroic characters, descriptions and numerous emotions in these stories have painted our minds with vivid colors. We in India got to know the different parts of our country through these wonderful story books. This Children’s Day let’s relive those memories and take a literary trip through the eyes of this wordologist and relive the nostalgia.
Only 72 Lower Berth seats are available for Senior Citizens in Sleeper Class
12 Oct 2016
Going by the rule, Senior Citizens should be allocated lower berth seats following the special quota made for them. But, this rule also states that only six lower berth seats are kept under the senior citizen’s quota per coach. This means typically in a train, there are only 72 seats for the aged in the sleeper class, which is often not sufficient.
Travelling in a train has always been an adventure right from our childhood. No one would disagree if I say that all of us might have travelled on trains at least once. Travelling in Indian trains gives you the funniest, crazy and sometimes bizarre experiences. Due to the diversity that our country possesses, a journey in an Indian train ensures that we encounter a variety of people who entertain us in our long journeys.
Everyone knows what RAC (Reservation Against Cancellations) means, but there are many rules about this quota which the common passengers are not aware of. Do you know – under what circumstances your RAC ticket can be moved to Waiting list? Read about many more unknown facts.
Have you time and again failed to book Tatkal tickets? There are simple ways to counter the heavy rush at IRCTC website during the Tatkal hours and book your ticket, super fast. You simply need to keep some documents ready such as ID proof, bank details, passenger’s name, age and relevant station codes. Keep important information copied in a notepad to quicken the booking process. One suggestion would be not to have any Berth Preference.
There may be many reasons stating the drawbacks of train travel; but Indian Railways has its own charm, which makes a train journey irresistible for a true Indian. Humble locals, powerful trains, chained bags under the seats and endless loud talks are few of the things that bind us strongly to our culture.
Precautions to take when travelling during pregnancy
27 Aug 2016
Though travelling during pregnancy is not ideal, but there are times it cannot be avoided. So, how to make your travel safe? First of all, one should plan the trip well in advance, which gives you a chance to book seats in a good train with ideal choice of berths(read lower berth). Also, the expecting mother should be kept away from lifting heavy luggage or travel related stress.
Pets are an inseparable part of our lives and when we travel we want to take them along. Most of you might not be aware that Indian Railways has a set of norms for travelling with pet dogs on long distance trains. What are these norms? Well, for a start you can reserve a space for the dog in the Brake Vans. Apart from that, you can carry the dog in various other ways.