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Apr 30 2019 (14:47)   12243/MGR Chennai Central - Coimbatore Shatabdi Express
12622 king of SR
Arvind~   7066 blog posts
Entry# 4305151            Tags   Past Edits
FOOD : This train is having a different menu when compared to other premium trains .
After departing from MAS they will give News paper (English / Tamil) and Water bottle . After 10-15 mins Tea / Coffee will be given Along with biscuits. Before AJJ breakfast will be provided , Veg menu ( Upma , Vada , sambar ) Non veg menu ( Omelette , peas , Finger chips, ketchup ) + Tea / coffee . Lunch will be loaded from ED, Veg menu ( Roti + Paneer Gravy ) or ( Veg Biriyani + Kuruma ) ,Non veg menu ( Roti + Chicken gravy ) Curd , pickle and ice cream is. Common for both ( No soup will
be provided )
For 12244 : news paper + Water bottle after departing from CBE , Evening Snacks before TUP ( Samosa , Aloo bhujia , Sweet Popcorn , biscuit , Tea / Coffee ) , Dinner After departure from JTJ ,Menu : Same as lunch .
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Nov 26 2018 (14:34)   12958/Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express
भूत हूँ मैं
anna~   5470 blog posts
Entry# 4043718            Tags   Past Edits
Departs from Platform 1 fof NDLS, so if coming by road, please come to Paharganj area side.
Very Strict Security in this train. RPFs onboard keep-on roaming even in the night..
Pantry Guy is quite humble but will demand tip at the end of ur journey.
For intermediate deboarding passengers (travelling in 2A), no need to worry about checking your destination. Speaker
announces the upcoming station details and make u alert.
Nov 01 2017 (14:38)   CPK/Chaparmukh Junction (3 PFs)
Apurba Jyoti Majumder^~   3703 blog posts
Entry# 2611850            Tags   Past Edits
Do enjoy Samosa from the Station Shops. Awesome taste.
don't purchase from mobile vendors
Nov 03 2017 (19:07)   TPTY/Tirupati (5 PFs)
nambi83   348 blog posts
Entry# 2622164            Tags   Past Edits
Just last week i went to Tirumala/Thirupathi, from that observation i am sharing this tip if it was old tip pls ignore.

To reach Tirumala from Tirupathi railway station go to the extreme end of FOB next to platform 1, while descending itself u can see gov bus conductors will issue a ticket to reach tirumala hills and bus will be parked adjacent itself. Every 1 minute bus frequency will be available from Tirupathi railway station.Also to reach Alipiri or Srivari mettu Foothills (those who want to go by using footsteps
to Tirumala) small mini bus too available from Tirupathi railway station but frequency will be skeleton services.

If u r able to walk means, Tirupathi bus stand will be just 5 minutes walk, just wait on the main road close to bus stand free bus services to Alipiri gate(foothills for pilgrims who want to go by footsteps to Tirumala, but frequency will be maximum every 30 minutes). I used this free bus for my last week Tirumala visit.
Jun 21 (17:25)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
Forever Railfan
Karthik.iyer27^~   31337 blog posts
Entry# 4654774            Tags   Past Edits
Festivals and Events in Madurai.
Pongal (Harvest Festival) – January : Pongal or the Harvest Festival is celebrated by way of paying tribute to the Sun, Nature and cattle for helping them with a rich harvest. The 3 day festival is celebrated with great pomp and splendour. Bogi is celebrated the first day. Homes are given a fresh lick of paint and old articles are removed. The second day is Pongal, the main festival. Sugarcanes, Pongal (a sweet variety of rice) and festoons of mango leaves mark this auspicious day. Mattu Pongal
is celebrated the third day. On this day people pay tribute to the cattle for bringing in prosperity.
Jallikattu (Taming the Bull) – January : The most popular sport in Tamil Nadu is part of the pongal celebrations. This game of valour is held in the villages with great pomp and splendor though only as a popular sport. People from the neighbouring villages throng the open grounds to watch man and beast pitting their strength against each other.
Chithirai Festival (April/May) : It is celebrated every year on the Full moon day of the Tamil Month Chithirai. (April/May). Legend says that Lord Vishnu, as Alagar, rode on a golden horse to Madurai to attend the celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva). This festival is marked by solemnity and serenity.
Festival of the Cradle (June- July) : During the festival the deities – Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva) are taken in procession to a mirror chamber. For nine days they are on a swing, which rocks gently.
Avanimoolam Festival (August / September) : This festival during August / September celebrates the coronation of Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva). Daily A “Lila” or play is performed where the temple priest recite the stories of Lord Siva in 64 miracles, which protected the city of Madurai from adversity. One among is Coronation would be performed for Sundareswarar and another Significant one is Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva) carrying soil for earning pittu would be enacted.
Navarathri (Nine nights) Festival (September) : Goddess Meenakshi, During this nine day festival, would appear in a separate dress and look every day and bless the devotees at the `kolu mandapam’ in Amman Sannidhi. The entire temple would be lit in colour lamps and the dolls would be arranged in a manner to find a niche in the hearts of the devotees. This festival is held in honour of Goddess Meenakshi in all her forms, which embody fury, compassion and wisdom.
Dance Festival (January/ March/ November/ December) : A dance festival is being organized by the Tourism Department for Fifteen days. Exponents of various dances forms from all over the country perform in this festival.
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