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Feb 12 2016 (15:26)   16515/Yesvantpur - Karwar Express [via Arsikere] | KJM/WDM-3A

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1737028            Tags   Past Edits
Green Route Saga
Read a lot about the Green Route segment in YPR-HAS-MAJN route. Got inspired & decided to have the experience.
Started from YPR in 16515. It began at sharp 7am & I began the lengthy nap at 7.10am which somehow lasted upto ASK.
Then the rake reversal & rushing towards the HAS.
HAS, the earth showed its slow transition from the platy deccaun into rolling hills.
Distant ranges harboured wind turbines, coconut gardens were splashed by the sizzling sprinklers, local peoples were busy with their bread earning activities... And with the view of a majestic greeny hillock, Westernghat welcomed my train at Sakleshpura.
I missed the feast of Brakers addition due to my feast on the tasty Porotta-Veg curry combo at platform.It should be acknowledged specially. VERY TASTY Kerala porotta.
And the train started with the mighty alliance of KJM locos towards the lap of elegant mountains.
Coffee plantations first, then the virgin forests & amazing valleys bordered by towering mountain ranges. I saw a river flowing through the valley. I think it's the Kembu hole river. Correct me if I am wrong.
Some tips from my experience.
*Have seated on the right window, preferably emergency window while going to MAJN & vice versa.
*Plz avoid dangerous selfy manuovers at doors.
*Complete all the injetion-excretion activities at Sakleshpura. Then you will be undistracted for the whole segment. Make ready your camera from Sakleshpura to Subramanya for amazing clicks.
*If you can't find an unoccupied window seat, go backwards. Do it before Sakleshpura/Subramanya itself. (Situation may varie based on seasons).
*While going to MAJN, each tunnel exit is golden opportunity for good photos. And the passing of curving bridges too.
*If you can't afford a railfanning trip alone, include Belur,Halebeedu,Kukke Subramanya,Dharmasthala,etc.
Brakers removal at Subramanya Road.
The train arrived MAJN ahead the schedule.
Thanks to lord & Indian railway.

1 posts - Fri Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12 2016 (18:26)
Vinay~   1341 blog posts   912 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1737028-2            Tags   Past Edits
This route will be a feast to eyes post-monsoon(best preffered train to travel in this,with less smoke from locos(as it descends),ideal for railfanning otherwise it would be hefty task

Feb 24 2016 (14:52)
Banerjee™^~   2773 blog posts   30117 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1737028-3            Tags   Past Edits
Wow Amazingly!! Sir

Feb 24 2016 (17:21)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2075 blog posts   730 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1737028-4            Tags   Past Edits
This route is really a paradise.

Mar 01 2016 (11:30)
SWR 6th cleanest zone in IR~   4212 blog posts   314 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1737028-5            Tags   Past Edits
Heavenly route in IR, awesome capture

Mar 01 2016 (11:38)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3963 blog posts   538 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1737028-6            Tags   Past Edits
The journey from ASK-MAJN is like travelling in Natures lap and yes its "Kempu hole", excellent write-up with captures, but its tough and heavy suffocation travelling in very hot climate, best in rainy and cool climates.
General Travel
Feb 17 2016 (17:30)  

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1741534            Tags   Past Edits
Some important useful numbers for commuters of South-Western railway
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Feb 09 2016 (16:11)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1734182            Tags   Past Edits
View of Boluvampatti hill which is a part of the majestic Western ghat.
Clicked from the right side window during its passage through ghat section in PGT - CBE route.
At first, the train rushes towards the hill through vast greeny paddy fields. Then takes a turn & crawls by the side of downhill.
The view is more enchanting during monsoon season.

3 posts - Tue Feb 09, 2016

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Feb 09 2016 (20:47)
Appu MG   25 blog posts
Re# 1734182-5            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry. Wrong entry. It was WAP4 as usual.

Feb 09 2016 (21:37)
Vinay~   1341 blog posts   912 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1734182-6            Tags   Past Edits
oh i didnt talk about ur tagged loco(:P,of course correct that too)..2nd loco of ur train(in pic:)...)

Feb 09 2016 (21:52)
Faiz~   2778 blog posts   198 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1734182-7            Tags   Past Edits
Mesmerizing beauty

Feb 09 2016 (22:18)
Appu MG   25 blog posts
Re# 1734182-8            Tags   Past Edits
Tried to correct. But still showing WDM after saving. :(

1 posts are hidden.

Feb 13 2016 (00:24)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3963 blog posts   538 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1734182-10            Tags   Past Edits
#brilliant capture no words about beauty of nature with train.
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Feb 10 2016 (22:32)   NZD/Nuzvid (3 PFs)

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1735533            Tags   Past Edits
Nuzvid Station in twilight hours...
A small but high traffic station in Vijayawada - Vishakhapattanam route.
Though, less significant for travellers, its the hub for middle to big players in freight transportation like FCI, Mango exporters, Casuarina pole dealers, etc.
Parallely, the ÑH 5 runs connecting Chennai & Kolkatha.
nearest town, Hanuman junction (2km) has some below average lodges, average hotels, etc.

Feb 11 2016 (14:16)
gvvnjr   396 blog posts   72 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1735533-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nice information sir. Very much useful.
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Feb 11 2016 (09:28)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express | ED/WDM-2

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1735706            Tags   Past Edits
Twins of ED leads the rakes through the Thoppur hills.
A ghat section in ERODE - DHARMAPURI segment.
Rail Fanning
Feb 10 2016 (10:35)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express | ED/WDM-2

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1734736            Tags   Past Edits
Scenic view of landlocked village near Muttampatti station.
Ghat section before Dharmapuri station.
Inception of twilight hour & slow paced train result in good photos.
Station Tip
Feb 09 2016 (23:34)   YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1734602            Tags   Past Edits
Book in advance through irctctourism.com.
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Feb 09 2016 (16:21)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express | ED/WAP-4

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1734195            Tags   Past Edits
They met, wished & departed.
Clicked from WAK - SRR segment, Kerala.
Couldn't notice the details of other party.
Station Tip
Aug 03 2015 (19:23)   SMET/Shivamogga Town (Shimoga) (3 PFs)

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1556849            Tags   Past Edits
Retiring rooms available at station.
Many lodges available after about 1km from station while going to Shimoga city center.

Aug 03 2015 (19:44)
Ronnie Braganza~   114 blog posts
Re# 1556849-1            Tags   Past Edits
Can it be booked online? what is the condition of the rooms & charges etc.

Feb 09 2016 (15:43)
Appu MG   25 blog posts
Re# 1556849-2            Tags   Past Edits
Online booking absent. Rooms are OK from outside. Couldn't inspect inside. Will let you know the charges on next visit.
Station Tip
Aug 21 2015 (16:09)   RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs)

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1570597            Tags   Past Edits
One idli-dosha outlet is there. Somedays tastes excellent.
Birur town is 10 min walk from station.
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