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    Blood is in their History
    19 Apr 2018
    Summer holidays are round the corner, and if you can’t step beyond the city - how about taking a historic trip closer home. Modern Delhi’s landscape is filled with many monuments of historical significance. While some are known for their magnificent architecture, there are others that are associated with a dark past. The Khooni Darwaza situated in the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in Delhi was witness to many historic executions. There is also the Chor Minar, where the thieves, during the reign of Alauddin Khalji would be beheaded. Today, we take a look at some of the monuments whose history is smeared in blood!
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    The land of Ahom glory
    17 Apr 2018
    Modern day Jorhat is known as the ‘Cultural capital of Assam’, but in the past this city served as the capital of Ahom rulers. No wonder then that Ahom rulers decorated this town with many temples and structures. A tour through Jorhat is similar to reliving the times of those great Ahom kings. The most prestigious monument of Jorhat is the tomb of a brave Ahom general, Lachit Borphukan. Lachit is known to have won 17 battles against the superior forces of Mughals!
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    The old age charm of Shirdi
    16 Apr 2018
    If you want to experience life back in the late nineteenth century, then a visit to Shirdi is imperative. This small town in Maharashtra, has preserved the life and times of Sai Baba. Every corner of this town brings before your eyes the tales and miracles of the great Saint. There is the Dixit Wada Museum where you can see artefacts from Sai’s life. Then there is the Sai Heritage Village which shows the tourists how Shirdi looked and felt during Sai Baba’s times. Thinking of visiting Shirdi…
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    Different shades of Hindu New Year
    13 Apr 2018
    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.
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    Wildlife spotting in North Bengal
    11 Apr 2018
    If you are planning for a wildlife sanctuary tour, then the Dooars forests should be your best choice. The months of April is best for wildlife sightings as they weather is perfect in the region. Also North Bengal boasts of many great national parks that are not only teeming with a population of rhinos, elephants and gaurs, but may give you a chance to spot tigers and leopards too.
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    It’s time to beat the heat at Imagica!
    6 Apr 2018
    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!
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    The unending wait from Waitlist to Confirmed ticket
    5 Apr 2018
    Many travelers expect their waitlist ticket to be confirmed overnight, but that can never happen. You have to understand the whys & hows of Waitlist ticket. They will never cancel a ticket (allowing your PNR status to show positive movement) until the journey date draws really close. This is why maximum movement (read improvement) in the waitlist status can be witnessed between 2-5 days before the journey date. To remove waitlist associated tensions use RailYatri’s assisted train ticket booking service. To know more about some unknown waitlist facts, keep reading…
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    Beautiful Roads of Thekkady
    3 Apr 2018
    Summer holidays are all about escaping the heat. And if you thought a trip to Thekkady was all about visiting the Periyar Tiger Reserve, then you are wrong. Thekkady has some great road trip options that could make your summer vacation the most exciting one. What’s more, you can visit the usual tourist places of Thekkady while on these mesmerizing road trips. Interested?
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    Don’t say NO to Waitlist train tickets!
    2 Apr 2018
    Come summer and people from across the country would be travelling for vacations. So, travel tickets are bound to run out rather quickly. And tickets on trains with a good track record would be over in a jiffy. At such crucial times, RailYatri’s PNR Confirmation prediction allow the passengers to take a risk-free chance of booking waitlist tickets that will surely get confirmed on the date of journey. If the confirmation probability is High, you can rest assured that there will be no last-minute heartbreaks. Similarly, read on to crack some more ways to get a confirmed PNR ticket this summer vacation.
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    A Vacation to Andamans with a difference!
    30 Mar 2018
    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.
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    If planning travel is just not your cup of tea!
    28 Mar 2018
    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!
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    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.
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    Why Trek uphill, when you have an alternative?
    23 Mar 2018
    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.
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    Spring of blooming bulbs is back!
    20 Mar 2018
    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!
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    Simple hacks to make your road trips Rock!
    19 Mar 2018
    Road trips are all about fun times with friends and family. You can make your road trip all the more hassle free by booking yourself an outstation cab. So while the trusted drivers take the hassle of taking you to your destination - you can enjoy your trip completely, without any worries. From easy routes, making the best usage of road time and many such know-hows, here is a cheat-list to make your journey more memorable than your destination.
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    Experience the true Spirit of Northeast
    13 Mar 2018
    The scenic beauty of Shillong is just picture perfect. This capital city of Meghalaya is one of the most visited city of the Northeast. It also takes you into a journey back in time, and the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures would be a great starting point. If you like a bit of the military history then Airforce Museum can be your hotspot. There are many more attraction well within the city limits that will keep you mesmerized.
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    Beaches with a difference
    12 Mar 2018
    Balasore is your best bet, if you are on a quest to visit beaches that are different! The Chandipur Beach is known as the hide and seek beach of India. The water at this beach recedes many kilometers. And if you visit the beach with the perfect timing you can actually see the waters going away and coming back again (during high tide hours). Then there is the Talsari Beach, where you have to take a boat ride to meet the actual sea.
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    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.
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    The Lone Hill Station of Assam
    7 Mar 2018
    Haflong is the only hill station in Assam. It is an apt destination for the explorers and offers a few days of solitude far from the noise and busy lifestyle. From some magnificent lakes to trekking routes – Haflong has it all. And the surroundings of this hill station are filled with many other exciting prospects. If you are looking for an offbeat travel destination, then Haflong is your answer.
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    The Temple of Golden Legends
    6 Mar 2018
    Golden Temple is not just a temple, it is a place where you can view many legends. Within the temple you can take a bath in the Amrit Sarovar (holy pond), which has therapeutic benefits. Once you enter the Darbar Sahib, you can hear the soothing chanting of the Granth Sahib, which again is known to have significant healing powers. Of course, there is the Akal Takht, which is a testimony to the bravery of Sikhs through many generation. And RailYatri has a perfect tour package to help you travel to the Golden Temple and other tourist attractions of Amritsar.
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    Budget hotels with best Taj views
    5 Mar 2018
    If you are planning to visit the greatest monument of love, aka the Taj Mahal, then you would definitely love to stay at a hotel which offers great views of this marvelous monument. Well your wish is precious to us, and that is why we would like to introduce you to some budget hotels that offer amazing Taj Mahal views. And when you book these hotels through RailYatri, you can avail handsome discounts too.
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    Fulfill your wish for Beauty
    1 Mar 2018
    Icche Gaon, the village of wishes, is indeed a place where all your sightseeing wishes will come true. Your eyes would be up for a treat of magnificent mountain views and soothing greenery. Situated near Kalimpong in North Bengal, not many travelers know of Icche Gaon’s mesmerizing beauty. If you have an explorer within, then…
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    A Trip to the World’s Highest Village
    27 Feb 2018
    Kibber, the highest village in the world, is surrounded by the mighty Himalayan ranges. Apart from its marvellous natural beauty, Kibber presents an option to spend some days soaking in the Tibetan way of life. The tourist attractions nearby Kibber include glacial lakes and monasteries perched on the hilltops.
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    Holi Blockbusters are here!
    25 Feb 2018
    Holi, which falls on a Friday this year, enables you to make some quick travel plans. It is opening up your chance to enjoy the multi-hued shades of Holi celebrated with a diversity of customs across India. From the unique holi with sticks (Lathmar Holi) in Mathura to the cultural extravaganza (of Basanta Utsav) in Bolpur or the all women's holi in the Kumaon hills, the real fun of these celebrations cannot be quite put in words. Experience this firsthand. Get going!
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    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.
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    Beach hopping in March, really?
    22 Feb 2018
    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!
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    The dilemma with lower berths
    20 Feb 2018
    As the Indian railways seat allocation norms go, senior citizens should be provided with lower berths against their booking. But in reality, there are only limited number of lower berths are available for senior citizens. Other lower berths are distributed among various quotas. This is why, senior citizens have to often travel in middle or even upper berths. If you want to know more about senior citizen’s seat allocation norms…
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    The timeless example of ancient water management
    19 Feb 2018
    What would be a better way to preserve the memory of a king then to build a step-well in the arid region of Gujarat. And that is just what Queen Udayamati did way back in the 11th century. But calling Rani ki Vav a step-well often demeans its architectural beauty. The queen wanted the Rani ki Vav to remain an architectural legacy of her rule and that's just what the step-well is today.
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    Where to head this Mahashivratri?
    7 Feb 2018
    This year Mahashivratri presents a short vacation scope. Whether you choose to visit the Neelkanth Mahadev temple nestled in the beauty of Rishikesh or the Tilbhandeshwar temple in Varanasi, you are bound to enjoy like never before. Amidst the devotional chants of Lord Shiva and the high-on-life festival fever, you are sure-shot to get drenched in this unique Shivratri celebrations fervour. If you are already thinking about a trip...
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    From Historical Delhi, with love!
    29 Jan 2018
    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!
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    Last-minute vacation plans that are sure to work!
    19 Jan 2018
    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!
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    A treat for explorers, ancient and new
    12 Jan 2018
    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.
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    Kick off the year with these exquisite festivals!
    8 Jan 2018
    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!
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    Read on what your travel stars have to say!
    29 Dec 2017
    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!
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    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!
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    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.
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    India's answer to Grand Canyon in USA
    1 Dec 2017
    The grand Canyon of Bhainsrorgarh in Kota district of Rajasthan is a hidden jewel of India. It is as mesmerizing as its US counterpart and perhaps more beautiful. Nestled in the Chambal valley, the best views of this canyon can be enjoyed from the Garadia Mahadev Temple in Kota. Apart from these two, there are many other marvelous tourist places worth exploring while in Kota.
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    Let's time travel to those childhood days!
    14 Nov 2017
    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.
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    Food for 100 bucks anyone?
    7 Nov 2017
    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.
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    Beat the post-festival season blues !
    2 Nov 2017
    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?
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    Haunting like never before!
    31 Oct 2017
    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!
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    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.
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    Chhath Puja Nostalgia: It's home calling again
    25 Oct 2017
    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.
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    It's time to share joys with the City of Joy!
    24 Oct 2017
    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.
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    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.
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    Sail, trek and what more...to write and post!
    10 Oct 2017
    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.
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    It's HIGH time for fun & festivities
    4 Oct 2017
    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.
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    Ghoomo India – The international way!
    27 Sep 2017
    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.
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    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.
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    Exploring India in a classroom
    5 Sep 2017
    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!
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    When dosti & love happened on a railgaadi!
    25 Aug 2017
    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.
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    Samrat Yantra: The largest Sundial on earth!
    17 Aug 2017
    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.
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    Let's visit the land of roars and trumpets!
    28 Jul 2017
    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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. 
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    Did you know elephants have spa sessions too?
    20 Jun 2017
    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.
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    Let’s get a bit wet!
    9 Jun 2017
    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.
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    Some ‘thanda’ on your train journeys!
    12 May 2017
    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...
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    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.
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    Let's tango for the love of mangoes
    1 May 2017
    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.
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    From Dabbas to Apps
    17 Mar 2017
    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.
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    Time to take hygiene into your own hands
    3 Mar 2017
    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.
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    Partners who travel together, stay together!
    14 Feb 2017
    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
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    Let's warm up this winter!
    3 Dec 2016
    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.
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    A Moo-moo here, a Meow-meow there
    16 Nov 2016
    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.
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    A literary trail like none other
    14 Nov 2016
    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.
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    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.
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    Safar mein hamsafars - Love them OR Hate them?
    16 Sep 2016
    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.
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    Decoding the unknown RAC Rules
    14 Sep 2016
    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.
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    Hassle free way to book Tatkal Tickets
    7 Sep 2016
    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.
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    Reasons why travelling through train is best
    31 Aug 2016
    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.
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    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.
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    Travelling with your pet in trains
    30 Jul 2016
    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.