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Aug 09 2017 (15:32)   18212/Jagdalpur-Durg Express

Explorer   38 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Entry# 2375195            Tags   Past Edits
This train does not appear on the indian railways reservation site. Few days back the message was "Train Cancelled".
Does this train still runs or is temporatily suspended.
the sleeper coach is removed and converted to a unreserved express train.

Aug 09 2017 (16:43)
LHB for CGSK~   1510 blog posts   1009 correct pred (75% accurate)
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It was cancelled due to flow of Railway bridge near titlagarh in odisha

Aug 12 2017 (22:36)
Explorer   38 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2375195-2            Tags   Past Edits
Only this train is cancelled or all trains on this route. The mumbai vskp exp via raipur titlagarh rayagada is appearing on indian rail site for reservations.

Aug 13 2017 (12:26)
LHB for CGSK~   1510 blog posts   1009 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2375195-3            Tags   Past Edits
No only some of Weekly train is cancelled and some are diverted via raipur, Bilaspur, Jharsuguda
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Aug 30 2016 (18:43)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

Railfan Z*^~   11571 blog posts   2585 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 1976531            Tags   Past Edits
Quick guide for Kodaikanal bound tourists from MDU.
1) Exit from the station. Walk ahead. Take a right turn.
2) Walk to the traffic signal to reach Periyar bus-stand.
3) Take a local bus to Arapalayam bus stand. Bus#48 is one of them. It'd take 15 minutes and Rs.9/- in the bus.
From Arapalayam bus stand, take the bus to Kodaikanal, it'd take 3.5-4 hrs and Rs. 62/- for the journey.
5) In return, the last direct bus to MDU from Kodaikanal is at around 17:15. So DO NOT plan a departure later than that.
6) In case you get late, you can get a Dindigul bound bus to Batlagundu (from where you can change for MDU) but even that service isn't available after 19:30.

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Jun 27 2017 (17:24)
Explorer   38 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1976531-2            Tags   Past Edits
Good info,
do you have timings of buses from kodaikanal to madurai in afternoon, as per your info the last bus to madurai is at 17.15 however in the chart the last bus is at 19.15 so guess this is the arrival time of this bus at madurai.
Is it possible to get a seat in madurai in morning on sunday between 7-9 am at madurai and at kodaikanal between 3 and 5 pm on sunday. Planning to go in mid july

Jun 27 2017 (18:53)
Railfan Z*^~   11571 blog posts   2585 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1976531-3            Tags   Past Edits
It is totally possible, you just need to be quick and board the bus as soon as it arrives.
I went there on long weekends, and managed to get a seat. So not that tough.

Jun 27 2017 (18:54)
Railfan Z*^~   11571 blog posts   2585 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1976531-4            Tags   Past Edits
The 7PM departure bus from Kodai may or may not be available. Suggest you to depart before 5.
Also from Kodai, getting a seat is easier.

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

Explorer   38 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)

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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   214 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   214 blog posts
Re# 2279213-12            Tags   Past Edits
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~   5188 blog posts   1469 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   38 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2279213-14            Tags   Past Edits
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   214 blog posts
Re# 2279213-15            Tags   Past Edits
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)  

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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*^~   9327 blog posts   23926 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2279243-1            Tags   Past Edits
Unfortunately bus strike all over Tamilnadu, probably u might relay on Private mode

May 16 2017 (13:55)
Explorer   38 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2279243-2            Tags   Past Edits
I am planning to go in june end or july 1st week. Sorry did not mention this earlier

May 16 2017 (14:19)
sGs*^~   6333 blog posts   9966 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2279243-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hello bro, from where you are coming to Coimbatore ?

May 16 2017 (15:16)
Explorer   38 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2279243-4            Tags   Past Edits
I will be coming from calicut
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