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#1186 Sep 11th, 2010, 22:09
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If you're doing the journey just mostly for the heck of it, and can't find suitable direct trains, I'd seriously consider doing it by whatever daytime hops you can find (doing so in Unreserved and so basically getting on as you like, or sneaking in on Sleeper Class and seeing where it gets you -- worst thing that can happen is you'll likely be sent back to Unreserved, provided you have a ticket for it, of course --, could be fun even).

If you have say a week or one and a half going to and fro, this ought to be a fun journey. Properly seeing wherever you land up, one could devote weeks to this. Full trip reports expected, mind
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My 2 cents...

As Steve says the train journey from Bangalore to Mangalore is scenic. You can take the day train#6517 for this journey.
Then stay overnight at Mangalore
(To save time, alternatively you can take an overnight bus from Bangalore to Mangalore which reaches Mangalore very early (like 5AM))

Then...
Take the morning train... I've taken the morning passenger to Goa (KR2) several times and loved it http://erail.in?T=MAQ::MAO:
You can also take the 5AM train from the timetable above.
Rajdhani is not the best for this travel as you will not get the feel of Konkan railways from inside an AC coach.

I've found the Goa to Madgaon section to be better on the Konkan railway.

You could even stay a day or 2 in Goa... Cancona station is very close to Palolem beach... Other options on the way are Gokarna Beach (from Gokarna Road station)... Malpe from Udupi station... or Maravanthe beach from Kundapur station

From Goa you can take the Janshatabdi or some similar day train...
Then travel back via standard route to Bangalore

You should plan for 4-5 days for this trip...
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Can anyone provide me info about kalka bound hwh-delhi-kalka mail trains?
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You can check www.erail.in
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Can anyone be so kind to point me in the right direction for purchasing two tickets BOM-GOI during the day in First Class (highest class there is)?

Also, we are opting for a train ride to Goa rather than flying as to see the country side, is this a bad idea? Thanks in advance.
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Booking you'd do (as well in time as you can, booking normally opens 90 days ahead. And remember Mumbai-Goa is an obviously popular route, so easily books out) at http://www.irctc.co.in/; if you can't figure it out, have it done for you for a small fee at either http://www.cleartrip.com/ or http://www.makemytrip.com/.

There's obviously nothing wrong with training or whatever it to Goa instead of flying no, why would there be.

Note Goa is a state, not a place; so GOI apart from standing for the Government of India is the airport code for its airport of (and at) Dabolim. For train connections, you'd need to know what railway stations to look for; Madgaon, or Margao (station code: MAO) and Vasco da Gama, or simply Vasco (VSG) being its main ones, I believe.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post Booking you'd do (as well in time as you can, booking normally opens 90 days ahead) at http://www.irctc.co.in/; if you can't figure it out, have it done for you for a small fee at either http://www.cleartrip.com/ or http://www.makemytrip.com/.
Thanks! I registered on the indian rail website but they only accept reservations during indian business hours... unreal.

BTW, How do I know what train station corresponds to where Im trying to go in Goa? for example, If I am staying in Anjuna which rail station should I pick? (Is it Thivim?)

This is the message I got :
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Reservation is Available between
Indian Standard Time 0.30 and 23.30 Hours
Greenwich Mean Time 19.00 and 18.00 Hours

Sunday's Reservation is Available between
Indian Standard Time 0.30 and 23.30 Hours
Greenwich Mean Time 19.00 and 18.00 Hours
"

Ironically its 1911 GMT so it should work, but then again this is India.
#1193 Sep 13th, 2010, 02:00
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Yes book ticket to Thivim (THVM) for north Goa

These are the trains That travel between Mumbai and Goa
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Originally Posted by syzlak View Post BTW, How do I know what train station corresponds to where Im trying to go in Goa? for example, If I am staying in Anjuna which rail station should I pick? (Is it Thivim?)
I don't know Goa. I'd try a web search or preferably a guidebook to figure it out, shouldn't be difficult to do. Or with some luck, someone may answer you here.

<cross-posted: And as Mike Cork now did answer you, so there you go >

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Originally Posted by syzlak View Post I registered on the indian rail website but they only accept reservations during indian business hours... unreal. [...] Ironically its 1911 GMT so it should work, but then again this is India.
Yes well, I really don't know, but it's also very much a Sunday today, isn't it
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Also try using cleartrip as mentioned previously. Their interface is a lot less confusing and they charge very nominal fee as well.
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Originally Posted by tobubun View Post Can anyone provide me info about kalka bound hwh-delhi-kalka mail trains?
I think you need to be a bit more specific. There is only one HWH-KLK train as of today and it generally runs around 2 hours late (will be more during winter months due to fog). I myself was checking the train running info for quite a few days because I plan to visit Shimla sometime in the near future.
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travel from jaipur to bangalore

can u please tell me the best way to travel in train from jaipur to bangalore.the only direct train runs only on monday and wednesday! railway website suggesting many via stations. should i go for those wat if the 1st train gets delayed.the website is also suggesting few trains which run on only tuesday for my travel on sunday. how is it possible
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Dear mysticdoc,

##Please look at this:
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6209 AII MYS EXPRESS 14/09/2010 AJMER JN FRI SUN
SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time (In Minutes) Distance Day Remark
1 AII AJMER JN 1 Source 05:35 0 1
42 SBC BANGALORE CY JN 1 04:00 04:30 30:00 2152 3
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##Ajmer is 136Kms. away from Jaipur.

##So, catch 6210 in Ajmer, which departs on Sunday morning at 5.35hrs., to arrive in Bangalore on Tuesday morning at 4.00 hrs.
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Originally Posted by mysticdoc View Post can u please tell me the best way to travel in train from jaipur to bangalore.the only direct train runs only on monday and wednesday! railway website suggesting many via stations. should i go for those wat if the 1st train gets delayed.the website is also suggesting few trains which run on only tuesday for my travel on sunday. how is it possible
As you mentioned there IS only one direct train. If that does not suit you, you need to trvel Via some other station. AHD and BCT (kalyan station actually) are a good choice. Kalyan is the common station on this route if you dont want to move from one station to another in Mumbai. 2940+6529 seems like a good choice if the days match.
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Dear mysticdoc,

##9708 Aravali Express ((*daily) departs from Jaipur at 8.30hrs. and arrives in Bandra Terminus at 6.45hrs. next day.
..........
6529 Udyan Express (**daily) departs from CSTM at 8.05 hrs. and arrives in Bangalore at 8.50 hrs. next day.
6529 also stops in Dadar at 8.20 hrs.
.....
Altogether, a 48-hour journey, WHEREAS the direct train which runs on two days in a week, consumes 39 hrs.
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