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highhope Jul 14th, 2012 01:31

Need Suggestion: BLR-Rameswaram-BLR-Pondy
 
Hello fellow travelers !!!

Here's the details of my trip.


Day 1 - Reaching Bangalore in early morning, have some work in the noon. Leaving Bangalore by night to Rameswaram (have decided that till now cool:)

Day 2 (SAT) - stay at Rameswaram

Day 3 (SUN) - Leave rameswaram by night for Bangalore

Day 4 - Reaching Bangalore in the morning, some work in the afternoon. :mad: Stay at Bangalore

Day 5 - Bangalore - Work :mad::mad: leave Bangalore at night to Pondy

Day 6 - Reach Pondy and stay

Day 7 - Stay at Pondy

Day 8 - Leave in the afternoon for Chennai and catch a night train back to Calcutta.


So friends, its a travel cum work trip (though the work is very limited on Day 1, 4 and 5 (2-3 hours per day)

I want to utilize the weekend i.e. Day 2 and 3 - I think I will visit Rameswaram (via Madurai) Few have suggested to stay at Madurai and then make a day trip to Rameswaram. However, I am more interested in staying at Rameswaram. Can you suggest any weekend destination from Bangalore for me for Day 2 and 3 and if required I can extend my weekend trip to Day 4 by skipping the work on day 4/ reaching Bangalore at night on Day 4


And whatever be the situation, I want to leave Bangalore by Day 5 night to Pondicherry. I will be reaching Pondi on 15th August, the birthday of Rishi Aurobindo. So Pondi will be totally crowded. Any suggestions for accomodation in Pondi (Its seems that the Ashram is totally booked for that week)

And suggestion for a direct transport from Bangalore to Pondicherry (was only able to find link of redbus.in with very limited service)

FYI
  • I will be traveling alone
  • Looking for budget accomodation (not at Bangalore though)
  • Shared transport/ public transport/ train (can't hire a car :D)

sdsudarsan Jul 17th, 2012 20:12

On Friday night you can take the train to Madurai and then take either a train OR bus to Rameswaram. You should be there by lunch. Get into your hotel and finish everything there. On Sunday morning leave back to Madurai and use the day till you get your train back to Bangalore that evening.

highhope Jul 18th, 2012 01:36

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Originally Posted by sdsudarsan (Post 1440165)
On Friday night you can take the train to Madurai and then take either a train OR bus to Rameswaram. You should be there by lunch. Get into your hotel and finish everything there. On Sunday morning leave back to Madurai and use the day till you get your train back to Bangalore that evening.

There is only 1 train I guess, and that one is already book with 170+ waiting.[cry]

The only option left is bus (Sharma Travels - sitting only).
What is the road condition from Bangalore to Madurai? Is it worth traveling in a non-ac sitting bus for 7-8 hours during night?:confused:

Any other suggestions?

sdsudarsan Jul 18th, 2012 03:48

Road is in a good condition. The journey would be more than 7 - 8 hours :-(

When full, I try few options:
(1) tatkaal
(2) try from Ramnagaram (but board at Bangalore City)... it has worked so far
(3) try upper class (ac 2 tier)

highhope Jul 19th, 2012 22:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsudarsan (Post 1440342)
Road is in a good condition. The journey would be more than 7 - 8 hours :-(

When full, I try few options:
(1) tatkaal
(2) try from Ramnagaram (but board at Bangalore City)... it has worked so far
(3) try upper class (ac 2 tier)

Thanks for the info mate. Looks like I have found couple of AC Sleeper buses too. :D


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