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Oct 27 2017 (17:44)   TCN/Tiruchendur (3 PFs)
Karthik Iyer
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On the coast, south of Tuticorin, this impressive shore temple is located and it is one of the six
abodes of Lord Karthikeya and is very popular with pilgrims. The location of the temple is ideal
and draws a perennial stream of devotees. The temple overlooking the sea is an inspiring sight.
Soora samharam is the main festival of this temple, which is attended
by lakhs of people.
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Dec 01 (22:14)   22911/Shipra Express (PT) | DDU/Pt. DD Upadhyaya Junction (Mughalsarai) (8 PFs)
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Most of the days train arrives hat Saugor on time. Most delays occur between Satna and Cheoki. And sometime DDU outer delays the train to pass Freight trains.
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Feb 07 (13:22)   GWL/Gwalior Junction (4 PFs)
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If you are planning to visit Gwalior, then do not forget to visit these important places :-

Gwalior is also included in UNESCO World Heritage Cities

1)Gwalior Fort Perched on top of
a massive rocky mass, the Gwalior Fort is visible from every nook and corner of the city. Considered as one of the most impregnable forts of North and Central India. There is also a light and sound show in the evening. This place is definitely worth seeing.
◆Timings: 06:00 am – 05:30 pm
◆Entry Fee: ₹ 75 for Indians; ₹ 250 for Foreign

2)The Jai Vilas Palace also known as the Jai Vilas Mahal, is a nineteenth-century palace placed in Gwalior Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants, the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.
10:00 am – 04:45 pm (April – September)
10:00 am – 04:30 pm (October – March)
◆Entry Fee: ₹ 140 for Indians, ₹ 800 for Foreign

3)Gujari Mahal(State Archaeological Museum) Built by Man Singh in the 15th century for his favorite wife Mrignayani, Gujari Mahal is now in ruins and also an archaeological museum as it showcases various sculptures, statues and other remains dating back to 1st and 2nd century BC.
◆Timings: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm (Closed on Monday)
◆Entry Fee: ₹ 10 for Indians, ₹ 100 for Foreign

4)Tansen's tomb is present here One of India's greatest musicians and a noted singer in the court of Akbar in medieval times, Tansen was also one of the nine gems of the Mughal court.
◆Timings: 06:00 am – 06:00 pm
◆Entry Fee: Free

5)Teli Ka Mandir located in the Gwalior Fort, this temple also dates back to the 9th century and is the highest building in Gwalior (100 ft.). This temple was used to process oil before the Britishers occupied the Gwalior Fort.
◆Timings: 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
◆Entry Fee: ₹ 20

6)Saas Bahu Temple built in the 9th century, the Saas Bahu temple attracts tourists and devotees alike. Contrary to what the name suggests, the Saas Bahu Temple does not mean Saas( mother-in-law) and bahu(daughter-in-law) but is rather a short form of Shastra Bahu, another name of Lord Vishnu.
◆Timings: 24 hours
◆Entry Fee: Free

7)Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed the tomb of a 16th century prince-turned-sufi is now situated in the town of Hazira. This mausoleum exhibits astonishing Mughal architecture and has proven to be a famous pilgrimage for hindus and muslims alike.
◆Timings: 06:00 am – 06:00 pm
◆Entry Fee: Free

8)Surya Mandir or Sun Temple located near Residency at Morar is one of the important religious centers in the historic city of Gwalior. Although not constructed long ago, it is among the most revered shrines in the ancient city.
◆Timings: 06:30 am – 12:00 pm; 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
◆Entry Fee: Free

9)Padavali and Bateshwar Situated around 40 km from the main town of Gwalior, Padavali is an fortress comprising many ancient temples. The temples have intricate carvings and one of the temples also have erotic carvings and hence famous as mini Khajuraho.

10)Sarod Ghar(Kala Vithika) Music enthusiasts must visit the Sarod Ghar, which is a museum of music and has been set up in the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan
◆Timings: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm (Closed on Sunday)
◆Entry Fee: ₹ 20 for Indians, ₹ 100 for Foreign Tourists

11)Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod is associated with Guru Har Gobind Saheb, his imprisonment in the Gwalior Fort and his release along with the 52 kings who were held captive. The Gurudwara has immense religious importance and is visited by the followers to pay homage to the great man.
◆Timing: 10 AM to 10 PM on all days of the week.
◆Entry Fee: Free of cost.

12)Gopachal Parvat is a famous for the 7th and 15th century rock-cut Jain monuments. The monuments are dedicated to Jain Teerthankaras - Adinatha, Mahavir, Neminatha and Rishanabhanatha - whose idols can be seen in a meditative posture. They are a part of 100 monuments located in and around the city.
◆Timings: 24 hours
◆Entry Fee: Free

13)Rani Lakshmi Bai Tomb Built in the honour of the Warrior Queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmi Bai, her Samadhi is a famous attraction. Other than the Samadhi, the attraction has a stunning 8 metre tall metal statue of Rani Lakshmi Bai. A fair is conducted every year in June at the location in the honour of the Queen. It is a perfect attraction for history buffs.
◆Timings: 24 hours
◆Entry Fee: Free

14)Moti Mahal, Gwalior
One of the most historic buildings in the city, the 19th-century Moti Mahal has some beautiful gardens and fountains within its premises. It was once the office of Madhya Bharat Government and has now been converted into offices of the State Government. The beautiful tempera colors, wall paintings and mosaic work depicting Ragas and Raginis are the highlights of this palace.
◆Timings: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Closed on Sunday)
◆Entry Fee: Free

15)Amma Maharaj ki Chathri, Gwalior
Amma Maharaj ki Chathri is just a kilometer from Jai Vilas Palace and is popular for the cenotaph of Late Madho Rao Scindia. If you are looking for some peace and solace, you will be in love with the beautiful, lush green gardens here.
◆Timings: 01:00 pm – 05:30 pm
◆Entry Fee: Free

16)Man Mandir Palace, Gwalior
Man Singh Tomar of Tomar Dynasty built the Man Mandir Palace, situated inside the majestic fort in the city. The four-storied palace has many beautiful carvings and designs that exhibit the splendor of Rajputana architecture. The palace also has a Jauhar pond, where Rajput women performed the Sati tradition.
◆Timings: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

17)Tigra Dam, Gwalior
Built on Sank River, Tigra Dam is a freshwater reservoir and a major source of water for Gwalior city. It is also a popular picnic spot, where one can enjoy speed boating, paddle boating as well as water scooter rides. If you are looking for a peaceful spot that is a little far from the city, we recommend Tigra Dam.
◆Timings: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
◆Distance from Gwalior: 23 km
◆Boating Cost: ₹ 50 per person for speed and
Jalpari boats; ₹ 100 per person for paddle boat; ₹
350 per person for water scooter

18)Gwalior Zoo is a must-visit place for wildlife lovers and a great place to spend the weekend with kids and family. The zoological park was built by the royal family in the year 1922 and is spread in an area of 8 hectares. It is home to various rare animal species including a white tiger and others like hyena, golden pheasant, black buck, bison and spotted deer.
◆Timings: 08:00 am – 06:00 pm (Closed on Friday)
◆Entry Fee: ₹ 20 per Adult; ₹ 5 per Child

19)Mitavli among the places you should not miss on your visit to Gwalior are the heritage sites of Mitavli and Padhavli. Visiting these sites is a great means to discover the not-so-known aspects of the heritage of Madhya Pradesh and also to add some interesting pictures to your Madhya Pradesh folder.
These are temples, the construction of which dates back to the 9th and 10th centuries. Though the site is in ruins, you can still marvel at the stunning architecture they exhibit. The two sites, that are easily accessible from Gwalior, sit at a closer distance from each other. Besides, Jat Rana Fort located at Padhavli is equally interesting and one of the most scenic road trips to take in Madhya Pradesh.
These two historical villages must be on the bucket list of all history enthusiasts.
◆Timing: 8 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.
◆Entry Fee: Free of cost.
◆Location: Morena District, Madhya Pradesh
◆Time Required to Explore: 4 hours.
Distance from Gwalior City: Approximately 36 KM

20)Sarafa Bazar and Maharaj Bada
◆Timing: 10 AM to 10 PM.
◆Entry Fee: No entry fee.
◆Location: Daulat Ganj, Gwalior
◆Time Required to Explore: Around an hour.
◆Distance from Gwalior Bus Stand: Around 7 KM

21)Baija Taal Cultural Complex is Gwalior city's latest attraction. It was built by Baija Baj, belonging to the Scindia family. Originally here stood an . baija Taal is situated in the center of the city Gwalior. It has been built to enhance the beauty of moti mahal by Jiwaji Rao Scindia.
◆Timing: 7 AM to 9 PM.

22)Katora Taal

23)Behat: 35 KM away from Gwalior, this village is considered to be the birth place of famous musician Tansen (1532-1599 AD) of Akbar's court. There is an ancient Shiva temple here, about which legend has it that it was crooked due to the influence of Tansen's singing. It is still the same today. In the list of 36 singers of Akbari-Durbar given in Ain-Akbari, 15 were residents of Gwalior. Tansen was also among them. It is possible that Tansen was originally a resident of Behat and later settled in Gwalior. His samadhi is near the tomb of his music master Sufisant Muhammad Ghaus in Gwalior.

24)Gwalior Smart City Digital Museum

25)Gwalior Museum
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Jan 01 (15:55)   GWL/Gwalior Junction (4 PFs)
13Cajay^~   1043 blog posts
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IRCTC refurbished Retiring Room at Gwalior Railway station.It is located on Platform 1 of Gwalior Railway Station.Eight Rooms and One Dormitory Hall: The retiring room running with the facilities of a three star hotel will be fully AC. It will have six double bed ACs and two Maharaja's rooms. It will have TV, Freeze, Attached Lath-bath facility. Along with this, a dormitory hall has also been kept, which will have 20 beds. Passengers can stay for just Rs 150 for three hours: AC room and dormitory fares are fixed hourly. Three hours rent of a double bed AC room is 500, six hours 700, nine hours 900, 12 hours 1300, 24 hours 1500 and 36 hours same fare will be 1.5 times and 24 hours plus GST. On the other hand, Maharaja Room will cost Rs 700 for three hours, 900 for six hours, 1100 for...
nine hours, 1500 for 12 hours, Rs 2100 for 24 hours and one and a half times for 36 hours and twice for 24 hours, GST separately. 150 for three hours, 300 for six hours, 400 for nine, Rs 450 for 12 hours and Rs 500 for 24 hours and service charge of Rs 10 and Rs 2 for GST will be separately. Delicious food will be available in the electric kitchen: Tea, coffee, breakfast and food will be arranged for the people staying in the retiring room. For this an electric kitchen has been prepared, in which the use of LPG cylinders will be banned. The food will be prepared on the induction cooker itself.

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Feb 08 (16:27)   GWL/Gwalior Junction (4 PFs)
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If you are visiting Gwalior and (Restaurant) eat some good food when there are some great restaurant with their information:-

1)ICH (Indian Coffee House)
◆ Location – Near Gwalior Railway Station , Racecourse Road, Gwalior
From Railway Station - 100m
◆Timings – 7:30 AM – 22:30 PM
◆Best Place for south indian food. Even you can eat
non veg as it is also good.

2)Param Food Complex
◆Location – Scindia Kanya Vidhyalaya Road, Padav, ◆Basant Vihar Colony, Lashkar, Gwalior
◆Distance From Railway Station - 1.5 KM
◆Great place for family party or dinner
◆ Timings - 8:00 AM - 22:30 PM

3)Kwality Restaurant
◆Great place for family party or dinner.
◆Location - Captain Upmanyu Singh Marg, S.P
Office, City Center, Gwalior
◆Distance From Railway Station - 3KM
◆Do not miss – Paneer Malmal, Chicken Masala,
Chicken Tikka Bharta
◆Timings :- 11:00 AM - 23:00 PM

4)Silver Saloon
◆Very good an costly food. Tasty food. Its a 5 Star
◆Location - Near Taj Usha Kiran Palace,
Jayendraganj Lashkar , Gwalior
◆Distance From Railway Station - 2.8 KM
◆Timings - 7:00 AM - 23:00 PM

5)Panchavati Gaurav
◆Nice thali restaurant good families .
◆Location - Madhav Rao Scindia Marg Road, City
Center , Patel Nagar, Gwalior
◆Distance From Railway Station - 1.3 KM
◆Timings:- 12:50 PM - 16:00 PM
7:00 PM - 22:45 PM

6)Rajasthani Bhojnalay
◆Simply Homely Food. Rajasthani Dishes like
Baafla Daal Baati is really good here
◆Location - Sarafa Bazar , Gwalior
◆Distance From Railway Station - 5.2 KM
◆Timings :- 11:00 AM - 22:00 PM

7)Victorian Vantage, Gwalior
◆When it comes to the food, everything right from
the starters to the main course is cooked to
perfection and plated perfectly. The cuisines which
you can choose from are North Indian, Chinese,
Continental, Mughlai, Italian and Afghani.
◆Location – Achleshwar Mandir Road, Inderganj,
Naya Bazaar, Gwalior
◆Timings – 11:00AM – 23:30 PM, All Days
◆Do not miss – Pink Pasta, Lime Soda, Dry Chilli
Mushroom, Tawa Chicken Sizzlers, Paneer
Lababdar, Chicken Tandoori
◆Distance From Railway Station - 3.5 KM

8)THE Mansingh
◆Food is great but very costly.
◆Distance - 2.3 KM
◆Location - Near DD Mall, Gwalior
◆Timings :- 12:30 PM - 22:30 PM

9) Alfanzo Restaurant
◆Cheap and great food 5 Star facilit.
◆ Distance - 2KM
◆Straightforward setting for vegetarian eats as well as Baked goods , desserts, coffee and more.

Street food's shop in Gwalior

1)Agarwal Poha Center
◆Best poha in Gwalior. If you are visiting Gwalior do give visit to this place. Taste is awesome .
◆Price:-10₹-15₹ per plate
Location:-Lohiya Bazar Road, Naya Bazar, Lashkar , Gwalior
◆Distance from railway station - 4.1 KM

2) Bahadur Sweets
◆Bahadur Sweets is most famous laddo shop of Gwalior. It known for it's taste and these laddo are favorite of Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee former Prime Minister of India

3)SS Kachori Wala
◆Best place for gwalior special nashta. Visit this place for best kachori samosa and bedai.

4)Phoolbagh Choupati Gwalior

5)Chotelal Kachori Wala
◆Location:- Patankar Baazar Chowk , Daulat Ganj, Gwalior

6)Bherent Doodh
◆Delicious Kesar milk, a must try if you if you visit Gwalior .
◆Just for 50₹ a glass
◆Location:-Near Police Chowki, Phalka Bazar,Jayendraganj, Lashkar Gwalior

7)Gupta ji chaat
◆Location:-Near Baijataal , Gwalior
◆Price:- Chaat for 20₹ only

Note:- If you people come to Gwalior, then definitely try Gajak once here.

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