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Blog Posts by krishnanc48
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General Travel
Nov 27 2014 (12:00)  

krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Entry# 1288603            Tags   Past Edits
Would someone be kind enough to inform me as to how much extra it would cost for booking Premium Tatkal Ticket for 2A, 3A & SL?

Nov 27 2014 (12:03)
Nazeer*^~   9946 blog posts   16406 correct pred (72% accurate)
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It depends upon the availability, Kindly check IRCTC payment page for the final price.

Nov 27 2014 (12:45)
krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Re# 1288603-2            Tags   Past Edits
Just wanted to know how much extra it would cost. Even approximately. IRCTC payment page comes at last and just prior to check out. I am not booking. I want to have info.

Nov 27 2014 (13:08)
Ayush Kamal~   6694 blog posts   73590 correct pred (88% accurate)
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I guess minimum 20% hike in the fare including tatkal charges.

Nov 27 2014 (13:32)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~   3944 blog posts   43285 correct pred (78% accurate)
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IMO, The base fare for Premium Tatkal would be equal to Tatkal fare. Someone coreect me if I am wrong
General Travel
Nov 27 2014 (12:27)  

suchitra.mohanty85   4 blog posts
Entry# 1288640            Tags   Past Edits
i have booked 2 tickets in dibrugarh kanyakumari vivek express for 26th january 2014 in 2nd ac. But the status of the ticket is WL5 & WL6. what are the chances of getting confirmed ticket and when ?
please reply........... thanks

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Nov 27 2014 (12:41)
krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Re# 1288640-9            Tags   Past Edits
26th, January, a public holiday and the time of peak season for all kinds of travelers to Cape. Chances for 2A is 50/50 only. With all those tatkal and premium etc. Please check SL. If that is showing heavy waiting list, then your chances of getting confirmed berths is just 50%. Two berths together is well high impossible.
Unfortunately, it appears to me that the whole mass of humanity seem to be traveling to Cape during this season when skies are expected to be clear and climate somewhat tolerable.
Sorry. Couldn't give
you a positive encouragement.
General Travel
Oct 29 2014 (18:19)  

krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Entry# 1261040            Tags   Past Edits
15929 - Chennai Dibrugarh express takes about 54 hrs and 30 minutes consuming three nights and two full days to reach Guwahati. Despite taking such a long time, this train is invariably late by an hour or so when reaching Guwahati. Any we three elderly persons are again taking this train to Guwahati tomorrow. Let's see how late or how early (sic?) the train reaches.....
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Oct 28 2014 (12:09)   RMM/Rameswaram (5 PFs)

Purna   1772 blog posts   5761 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1259559            Tags   Past Edits
I need help from people from/who know about Rameswaram. I am travelling to Devkottai 30th of this month and have around half a day to go to Rameswaram and visit places. The plan is to start from Devakottai at around 12 or 1 PM in the afternoon, reach Rameswaram, visit whatever places we can and then catch Rameswaram express at 8 PM from there to Chennai.
Could someone guide me on what places i could see within the prescribed time and travel options to Rameswaram from Devkottai.
Any help is much appreciated,

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Oct 28 2014 (16:18)
krishnanc48   11 blog posts
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The distance between Devakottai to Rameshwaram is about 110 Km. (give or take 20 km). Since you plan to travel on 30th of this month, I don't hold any hope of you getting any comfy seat in a train. There seem to be no train between 12 noon and 14:00 hrs. Moreover, the train takes about 5 hrs and however you hurry, you can't reach temple within 6 hrs. minimum from Devakottai to the Temple. About same time will be taken by bus.
I reckon you require 4 or 5 hrs to to perform obligatory rites and have darshans at Rameshwaram. I am presently counting Dhanushkoti out of your present sojourn.
getting into the options available for travel, please permit me let you know what can be done or performed at Rameshwaram within the span of 5 hrs.
* Reach the Main Temple and without entering temple go to bathing ghat. Take off your clothes and put them into your carry bag. Wear another small dhoti and take at least 3 dips at the bathing ghat. Come out and wearing the same wet dhoti you have to get enter the Temple's outer premises for getting bathed in 22 wells. (You can't have Darshan with a wet cloth). As you start your short walk towards the Temple, you will find someone with a bucket and rope offering you 22 well bathing ritual. He might charge Rs. 200/ - ( including Rs. 25/- for the premise ticket which he will pay and take).
Now, where will you keep your luggage? Immediately on coming out of bathing ghat, to your right, you will find Sri Shankara Mutt. Certainly there will be someone from the mutt who would offer you services of getting drenched in 22 wells standing there. Or else you just enter the gate and politely ask and I am sure they will help you with a locker or a room with lock etc. free of cost. You may pay while leaving any donation to the mutt.
After the round of bathing and after taking Koditheertham (Final holy water) for your near and dears, you have to dry yourself and change to dry clothes and again enter the Temple for Darshan.
After Dharshan, please hire an auto (exclusively) and visit all kundams, theerth and temples, a list of which is readily available with those persons. You may take the help of the person who had assisted you in bathing.
There are 9 important places within Rameshwaram and an auto fellow will take you around and leave you in railway station. Prior to coming to railway station, don't forget to take a take away meal in one very good restaurant (Forgot the name).
Better to be at the station at least 20 minutes prior to departure time.
In my opinion, you should be at the bathing point of the sea by 15:30 hrs so that you get 4 hrs and 30 minutes clear.
Therefore, if you are planning to leave Devakottai by 13:00 hrs, the only way you can feel the joy of visiting Rameshwaram is by taking a cab. If you take bus or that 11:30 train, you can rejig the program. That is after Darshan, see if you have time. You require at least 1 hour for hurrying through all 9 places and another 30 minutes for getting your dinner pack, reach station and settle in your seat.
All the best. When He Calls we all Go!!!

Oct 28 2014 (16:33)
Purna   1772 blog posts   5761 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Thanks for your detailed info.I have heard from people that it takes a maximum of 2:30 - 3hrs to reach RMM from DKO by bus. Also, I dont have any strict obligation to take darshan in the temple and hence I can plan on visiting places such as Dhanushkoti, Pamban bridge etc and catch sethu exp safely.

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Oct 29 2014 (18:00)
krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Re# 1259559-12            Tags   Past Edits
Okay. Jeep or any other transport that you are going to chose to visit places would be hired right at the gate of the temple. I recommend that you spend a few minutes and have Darshan of Main Deity and also Sethu Madhav ji. "Char Dham" - The four prime pilgrimage centers are: - Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, Dwarakha and Badrinath. By having Darshan here completes one of the Char Dham Darshan. Further, the architecture is unique.
Proper Dhanushkoti visit would be only during low tide. Don't get bogged down there. Sunset at Pamban is great.
General Travel
Aug 27 2013 (21:35)  

krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Entry# 837501            Tags   Past Edits
This is about boarding Malwa Express at Chakka Bank for journeying onwards to New Delhi. As our group would be coming from Kangra, nearest boarding point for going to New Delhi is Chakka Bank or Pathankot. Time table given in "India Rail Info" shows 5 minutes stop at chakka Bank. But when I tried to reserve tickets online through IRCTC site from Chakka Bank to New Delhi, it shows "No train Found". On further telephonic inquiry, I was informed (after a long time of discussions) that boarding is not allowed at Pathankot / Chakka Bank even though we reserve from Jammu Tawi to New Delhi. I am unable to understand this. Can someone care to explain?

3 posts - Tue Aug 27, 2013

Aug 27 2013 (21:55)
काम बिलबिला रहा है*^~   36257 blog posts   3155 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 837501-4            Tags   Past Edits
station code has been changed as ptkc.
Train Number Train Name Date
(DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code


S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 25-10-2013 AVAILABLE 11 AVAILABLE 112
2 26-10-2013 AVAILABLE 18 AVAILABLE 39

Aug 27 2013 (22:26)
krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Re# 837501-5            Tags   Past Edits
I have tried it again. chkb to ndls gets me no trains in this route message. Tried also to write Pathankot Cantt or pktc, it just says no station exists.

Aug 27 2013 (22:29)
krishnanc48   11 blog posts
Re# 837501-6            Tags   Past Edits
I tried to chat with you. By that time, you seemed to have left the forum or logged out. I don't know how you could get the availability and from where. My IRCTC site plan my travel dialogue box does not seem to recognize it. I am trying all day. Please inform me at your convenience.

Aug 27 2013 (22:43)
काम बिलबिला रहा है*^~   36257 blog posts   3155 correct pred (69% accurate)
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i have chaked availability on

Aug 27 2013 (23:17)
debarghyadasgupta   79 blog posts   23 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Sir, you see the name of station Chakki Bank has been recently changed to Pathankot Cantt. This change has not been made in IRCTC properly. So currently it is neither showing Chakki Bank nor Pathankot in IRCTC. Hopefully, this error will be rectified soon and you will be able to book the ticket.
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