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Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400To catch the sovereignty of the raja maharaja generation and take pleasure in steep luxury and hospitality plan a luxury train journey of India. These royal trains are amidst the most captivating attractions of this incredible country. These luxurious trains of India are the best means of experiencing the tradition of kings and queens.
Sat, 25 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400India has nearly 40,000 miles of railways crisscrossing across the country in an intricate passenger commuting network. It is one of the world's largest train networks after USA, Russia, and China. It is also one of the the world's largest employment bodies, with over 1.6 million people working for the 'Bharatiya Rail'.
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400The highest employer in the world - The Indian Railway is considered to be the best railway system in the world. It is said to have established a wide range of areas covered with immense customer base all around the country. The Indian Railway was founded by the British Government and later on developed by the Indian Government after the independence. Mostly all cities across the country have been covered by the Indian Railway and there is continuous bookings made by the people to all the destinations.
Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400A holiday to Cape Town will provide you with a mind-spinning array of activities and sometimes it can be hard fitting everything in. But if you do happen to find yourself with a spare day and want to experience something a little out of the ordinary, why not try a little train-travel to see some of the more out-of-the-way sights of this spectacular region.
Wed, 17 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Some vacationers might choose to arrive into the United Kingdom by air but they will change their mode of travel many times while they are there. The savvy shoppers prefer to travel UK by rail because the trains are much faster than some people care to walk even if the distance is just mile or so down the road.
Tue, 29 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Traveling by train, in itself, is fun. The continuous jostling of the compartments, screeching of train brakes and the loud horns make train traveling a real fun. However you need to take care of certain things while traveling, so that the journey remains hassle-free and fine.
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Let us travel all across India on the wheels of luxury. Sounds hyperbolic? True, the luxury trains have redefined traveling. Indian royal hospitality is world known and now even traveling offers the comfort and luxury of the five star hotels. Originally meant for the royalists of the Indian states but now these trains have become an integral part of luxury tourism. The royal destinations in India have always drawn tourists from all across the world but now traveling to these destinations is no less royal.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Indian Railways has arranged elaborate tourism facilities for passengers. There are many hill stations, pilgrimage centres and places of tourist importance in India. The Palace-on-Wheels and Royal Orient trains of Rajasthan and Gujarat offer great tourist experiences with royal treats. Also, the trains pass through a string of historically important places of the royal past. The toy trains running on narrow-gauge in hill stations offer tremendous tourist experience for the passengers.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Many passengers have no clear information as to how much luggage they are allowed to carry while traveling in the Indian railway. There are three slabs for the allowed goods limit. They are the Free Allowance, Marginal Allowance, and Maximum Quantity Permitted.
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500For emergency passengers, the tatkal reservation of the Indian railway is a boon. This scheme is available in all routes and in all trains. Though earlier special trains were arranged for the tatkal scheme, now a few coaches are reserved in express trains for the facility. In order to book under this scheme, you need to apply minimum 2 days in advance. Photo ID is compulsory for booking as well as during journey. You will have to pay higher rate than the ordinary for travel under tatkal scheme.
Thu, 03 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500There are simple and easy ways to check Indian Railways PNR status on your mobile phone. The first way is to type PNR and your number without any space and sent it to the 3-digit code 139. The second way is to type PNR and space and your number and send it to the Railways short code 5676747. Another method is to send your PNR number to the number 9773300000. Also, through GPRS enabled phone you can visit the railway site and check your status. Lastly, you can call to the helpline number 139.
Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500It is very easy to make Indian railway reservation, it you take some simple steps. You can book online and also over the counter. If you are booking online, you need to access the passenger reservation enquiry website and follow the given steps to know if berths are available on your train on the date in the desired class. If available, you can reserve berths by following the instructions. If you are booking over the counter, you can print out the reservation form, fill up the necessary information and present it at the reservation desk of any railway station.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500St Martin is an island divided between two principalities: French in the north and Dutch in the south. Philipsburg is the capital of Dutch Sint Maarten and offers duty free shopping, casinos and nightlife and has some great bars around the waterfront. Marigot is the largest town in the French sector.
Fri, 06 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500In tune with the overall development of the nation, the Indian railway is adopting modern facilities in the trains and railway stations. Upgrading stations, renovating trains and compartments, adding new amenities and facilities, adopting new technology, renovating over-aged tracks, modernizing the Railway Protection (RPF) and increasing healthcare facilities are some of the steps taken as part of adopting modern facilities. It is believed that with the introduction of these facilities, the Indian Railways will emerge as one of the best public utility in the world.
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500The Indian Railway has come a long way since its inception. Laid down by the Britishers to transport goods, the railway mode was then used to transport people too. Today there is the Northern, Southern, Western, Eastern Railways and Central Railways. These connect the entire country and one can travel from any region to the other. Read this article and find out more.
Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500The Eurostar is a passenger train that will get you to Paris from London very quickly but do not get this confused with the EuroTunnel, which is the train shuttle service that also allows cars and coaches to travel across the Channel. If you do not wish to take your car abroad or do not like flying, the Eurostar is a great alternative with less hassle and no luggage weight restrictions, plus you arrive in the heart of the city of Paris from the UK in only around two and half hours.
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0400It has been a time-honored tradition for the North American university grad to leave his sheltered nest and seek the unknown in a distant land. Unfortunately, tradition also lends way to cliche.
Mon, 14 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500For new arrivals in Japan riding trains quickly becomes a necessity of life. Taking on the challenge of a crowded morning rush hour train is a right of passage, and foreigners who pass this grueling test are promoted to the ranks of those tenacious individuals able to adapt to this country's major form of transportation.
Sat, 05 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500This past Christmas my husband and I took our kids on a ski vacation. But rather than drive through the snow and ice to someplace close or brave the airport to go someplace farther away, we chose to take book an overnight train trip on Amtrak's Empire Builder from Seattle, WA to Whitefish, MT. The skiing was great but I think that the train trip to and from Whitefish was the best part for the kids.
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0500India has the second largest network of railways in the world which has over 63,000 Km of track laid between 7000 stations divided into 9 Zones - Western, Central, Eastern, Northern, North Eastern, Northeast Frontier, Southern, South Central and South Eastern. It is one of the most convenient and popular mode of transport for traveling in India. The last stations of the four directional boundaries are West-Mumbai, South-Kanyakumari, East-Guwahati, and North-Jammu.
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500The new Capital MetroRail, known as the The Red Line, now has two completed rail cars in its hot little hands and test runs have begun on the route between Leander and downtown Austin. The long awaited light rail project will...
Fri, 23 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500King's Cross Station is situated in the North of London and was built in 1851 on the site of a former smallpox and fever hospital. The station is the southern terminal of the East Coast Mainline which runs between London and Edinburgh. King's Cross is situated opposite St Pancreas which operates as the southern terminal for the Midland Main Line.
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400The railway that connects the east and west Canada is one of the greatest transportation systems in Canada. We recommend that you travel by railway from Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies.
Wed, 03 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Welcome all newcomers to Blue Ridge, Georgia, it's time to be a tourist in your own town and discover all this area has to offer. A great place to start is by treating yourself to a train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Tucked away in the majestic mountains of Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest, experience a train ride alongside the scenic Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville.
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400If you want to see some more of the country, and travel in comfort while you do so, then a train is a great option.