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Travel Question
Jun 22 2017 (15:23)   16779/Tirupati - Rameswaram (Meenakshi) Express

Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 2329195            Tags   Past Edits
I will be travelling to rameswaram from madurai on july 10 with family. Can anyone tell me the general coach occupancy for this train. Is it possible to get seat easily.
Will return on same day by the rameswaram madurai pass which starts at 11.20 from rameswaram.
Mainly going to view the pambam bridge for children, breakfast and some sightseeing for about 3 hours at Rameswaram
Travel Question
May 16 2017 (13:21)   CBE/Coimbatore Main Junction (6 PFs)

Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 2279213            Tags   Past Edits
I am planning to go to Kodaikanal from Coimbatore in June End this year. I will be reaching coimbatore junction in morning around 5.
Want to know whether there are direct govt buses from Combatore early in morning around 6-8 am for kodaikanal.
Will appreciate If anyone can help with this info.

10 posts - Tue May 16, 2017

May 16 2017 (17:30)
Goundamani   118 blog posts
Re# 2279213-11            Tags   Past Edits
If you are coming from Calicut why would you go to Kovai or Tiruppur as you asked in another post? That circuitous route. Its Calicut-Palakkad-Pollachi-Palani-Kodaikanal.

May 16 2017 (17:33)
Goundamani   118 blog posts
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Actually a bit tough. The no. of buses to Kodai is a bit less. But in day time especially morning there are few long distance buses like from Salem which come, so hopefully you can get seats.

May 16 2017 (17:40)
One Mail~   5092 blog posts   1466 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2279213-13            Tags   Past Edits
When is you exact travel date. If it is june 26, then you can try this link.
PGT-DG in ERS-RMM special which will reach by 11.30. (TN RF needs to confirm, if you will be able to get bus to kodaikanal in night that time)

May 16 2017 (17:43)
Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
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The reason for coming to coimbatore is that the train reaches there at 4 am from calicut which is manageable time to alight, besides this trian goes to pallakkad junction and not pallakkak town from where the pass train originates. however reaches there at about 230 in morning which is very inconvenient.
Thus the best option is to get down at coimbatore and move to palani by bus and take another one from there. From the suggestions recd this seems to be the option.
How is frequency of buses
from palani to kodai any idea,

May 16 2017 (20:11)
Goundamani   118 blog posts
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Calicut is nearer to Palakkad, so suggested.
Even without considering train, just the bus distance from Calicut to Palani is some 240 Kms. So many KSRTC buses to Palakkad, and immediately you get Pollachi buses there itself and then finally from Pollachi to Palani. The entire journey from Calicut to Palani is just 6 hrs.
Anyway, I travelled a long ago, then it had a frequency of some 1 hr -2 hr between buses. Now no idea.
Travel Question
May 16 2017 (13:41)  

Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 2279243            Tags   Past Edits
Hi brother kohilan, Last year you had helped me in suggesting a good route from mettupalayam to tiruppur to catch the train for madurai. That helped a lot, thanks again
this year am planning to travel to kodaikanal and will be reaching coimbatore early in the morning around 4 to 4.30 am, Do you know whether there are Direct govt buses from coimbatore to kodaikanal
i get down at Tiruppur and it will be easier to travel direct to kodaikanal from there by govt bus.

May 16 2017 (13:52)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   9222 blog posts   23175 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Unfortunately bus strike all over Tamilnadu, probably u might relay on Private mode

May 16 2017 (13:55)
Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
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I am planning to go in june end or july 1st week. Sorry did not mention this earlier

May 16 2017 (14:19)
sGs*^~   6298 blog posts   9959 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Hello bro, from where you are coming to Coimbatore ?

May 16 2017 (15:16)
Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
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I will be coming from calicut
Info Update
Aug 04 2016 (15:42)   19577/Tirunelveli - Jamnagar Express (PT)

Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1951679            Tags   Past Edits
19577 Tiruneveli Hapa Exp is very badly maintained. Travelled on it on 02Aug16. Coaches are very old and not maintained by WR. Toilets doors not not lock properly,some doors locks are missing, the taps are broken, water leaks and soon the coach is without water. Inside toilets water accumulates all over the floor, stinks badly.
The same is condition of s3, s4, s5 and s6 coaches.
The train has ample time for maintenance as it does not have RSA. Long distance train but does not have pantry.
condition of coaches was the same last year also, no improvement but has become worse

Aug 08 2016 (15:04)
Amit   272 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1951679-1            Tags   Past Edits
Correct. One of the most dirtiest health hazard trains (including 2A coach) of WR. Washrooms stink of urine, never cleaned all the way.
Takes almost 10 hours during monsoons between PNVL-ADI as a result of many overtakes after BSR...

Aug 09 2016 (14:51)
walnutzalmondz~   764 blog posts
Re# 1951679-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes absolutely , even this train has good patronage there is no maintenance, once i travelled in SL from TEN to UD, once the train start it has water in toilets, before it reach NCT there was no water. upto MAJN that was the situation. stinky smell , windows lock were never work... atleast we need to bring this attention to the Railway Minister Mr.Prabhu
★  Info Update
Aug 04 2016 (15:32)  

Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 1951667            Tags   Past Edits
This post is to thank " 41440/Subawarana Kohilan*" for his guidance on travel from mettupalayam to Tirupur instead of Coimbatore to catch the Nagercoil exp at Tirupur at 21.00 hrs,
Could not reply in the same blog as its archved and do not know how to reopen it or to write privately to Kohilan.
Thank you very much brother Kohilan for your suggestion. Could not go on july 17 as planned earlier, went on july 31 from mettupalayam to Tiuppur. The train arrived at 17.45 (10 min late) therefter went to the
rail museum and easily got bus for tiruppur at 18.30, reached SAP theatre at 19.40, took a following town bus to pushpa theatre as suggested and got off at about 19.50. Exactly as said the station is right opposite the bus stop. Had dinner at saravana bhavan and had plenty of time to catch the train.
Thank you so much for you suggestion of going to Tirupur instead of Coimbatore to catch the same train

Aug 04 2016 (21:34)
sGs*^~   6298 blog posts   9959 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1951667-2            Tags   Past Edits
Always welcome, Thanks

Aug 08 2016 (15:31)
Explorer   35 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1951667-3            Tags   Past Edits
The blog was archived so could not inform here, was not sure then when would be able to travel, it happened in a short time.
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