The Most Luxurious Trains in India

Being the fourth largest railway network in the world if an individual wants to experience an adventure of famous tourists spots and rich cultural heritage of the country a journey of luxurious trains in India is the must. With amazing interior designing and mind-blowing ambiance maintained by Indian Railways and IRCTC below described are few luxury trains that travels in India.

Most Luxurious Trains in India

Palace On Wheels

The train was initially started in the year of 1982 and years later after being redesigned and change in the itinerary it was relaunched in the year 2009 with 14 coaches each named after the former Rajput states which is similar to their interior designing and being the 4th best luxury train it has facilities like DTH, internet connectivity, bar, Spa and covers tourists spots in Rajasthan which starts and ends at Delhi. It also includes restaurants named Maharaja and Maharani. Costing a person from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 5,00,000, it covers Jaipur, Sawai MadhChittorgarhorgarh, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bharatnagar.

The Maharaja Express

Among the world class luxury train and one of the costliest train in India, it was started in August 2010 and was a joint venture of IRCTC, but after the verdict of High Court and Supreme Court, it belongs exclusively to IRCTC. The facilities like large dining bar, LCD TV, direct dial phones, internet connectivity, suite bathroom and individual temperature controls. The voyage of train is from Mumbai to Delhi and covers the central portion of Rajasthan with 8 days and 7 nights journey. It is almost around half a mile in length. Costing a person from Rs. 2.75 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh per journey it covers Mumbai, Vadodra, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi.

The Golden Chariot

Named as Asia’s leading luxury train by tourists in 2013 The Golden Chariot was started its jouney from the year 2008 and covers the southern part of India and places of the states Goa and Karnataka. Started by KSTDC, it has facilities like royal interiors, mini gym, Ayurveda spa, conference room and two restaurants with internet connectivity and has 19 coaches. Pride of the journey is of 8 days and 7 nights which starts and ends on Banglore. Costs Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 50,000 per person per jouney it covers Chennai, Mamallapuram, Pondicherry, Thiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Poovar, Kochi, Kerala blackwaters.

Royal Rajasthan On Wheels

As the name indicated it covers the majority tourists places of Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Varanasi, Agra and starts and end in Delhi. Running by RTDC it is having 14 luxury cabins with a journey of 8 days and 7 nights and a facility like Wi-Fi, multi-cuisine restaurants, spa, bars costing from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 80,000 per person per journey like other trains it is operational from October to March period.

The Deccan Odyssey

Making it the worlds best luxury train, running by the joint venture of Maharastra’s MTDC and Indian Railways. The deccan Odyssey is a 5 star hotel with 10 fully AC Deluxe cabin saloons, each with a combination of 4 twin chambers and 2 fully AC presidential saloons and each with 2 suites with combination of living room and bed room. Saloons having music, intercom, player, attached toilet, running hot and cold water. Costing an individual from 3-8 lakhs per journey. It is a package of 8 days and 7 nights covering the areas from Mumbai to Delhi like Ajanta- Ellora caves, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Jaipur.

How to Order Food For Train Journey Online

While Travelling Long, You have to fill your stomach in Train itself! If you are lucky, Your train will stop for 10-15 Minutes on the station where you can find Proper Food. Most of the time, In that case too, You will only find Fast Food! And you don’t want to be dependent on Fast Food in Long Journey!

Yes, You will get Food in Train Itself, But, According to Our Experience, You Will not get more than Roti-sabzi-Daal-Chawal and that too, not so good quality (They make food in Very Hot Temperature and very Hard conditions inside the train, Salute for that!).

Without wasting more time and tips, let’s get into the real Content! The first thing you have to do is to Open IRCTC e-Catering Website. After Opening the website, you will see one form with one field just like the following image.

ecatering website

Here, You have to enter the station on which you want to have your food, Enter Your PNR or Enter the Train Number to know the train schedule so that they can Provide you the list of the vendors that are available for this train!

Note that e-catering is not available for so many trains and in that case, you will get the error from the e-catering website. The list of Available vendors will look just like the following image.

ecatering vendors

You can select the station on which you want to have your meal. For the Selected Station, you will get the list of Vendors available. You have to choose the one you like.

Once selected, you can then select the food you want and Place the order and checkout! You will get list fo dishes available from that vendor! Once you checkout, you will get your meal on the train from the selected vendor and that’s how you can order your favorite food in Indian Railways!

There are many providers and many trains unavailable in the official e-catering website; You can go for Other Websites That are listed here.

  1. KhanaGadi.com – It also offers Jain Food and Diabetic Food.
  2. RailRestro.com – It’s straightforward to Order food from this site. You can download their Android app if you are a regular traveler!

So, This is how you can Order Your Train Food online! It’s always Recommended! Let us know about your Experiences in the Comment section and also don’t forget to comment down your questions or queries, We are Happy to help!

Facts and Figures about Indian Railways You didn’t know!

Indian Railways is Huge! It has Great History and Some facts you never knew! Here in this article, we are going to discuss some Facts and figures about Indian Railways you never knew!

Without wasting more time, Let’s dive into Real Content!

  1. The Powerhouse of the train is known as Locomotive and the Fact is, Loco-pilot are paid more than Average Software Engineers! Average Salary of Loco-pilot is More than Rs100,000 per month!
  2. irctc.co.in handles around 12 lakh hits per Minute! Don’t be angry If you get an error while opening the website, Just Hit the Reload Button, and you are ready to go!
  3. Indian Trains got Toilets on Board after 50 Years! Yeah, Be Grateful for not traveling for long in first 50 years of Indian Railways.
  4. The Longest Train Crosses a distance of 4273KM. It is called Vivek Express.
  5. On Daily Basis, More than 12,000 Passenger Trains Transport Humans from one place to another!
  6. Total Distance traveled by Indian Railways Trains In a Year is 1.1Billion KiloMeters.
  7. Average Distance Covered by Each Locomotive (Train engine) is about 559KM.
  8. At Any given time, 5% of Indian Population is in Train Travelling!
  9. Indian Railways employs 13,07,000 people or 1 out every 1000 people in India.
  10. Total Revenue of Indian Railways is about $20 Billion.
  11. Indian Railways is Largest Rail Network in Asia and Second Largest Railway Network in Whole World.
  12. The Fairy Queen Train Working Between Delhi and Rajasthan is the Oldest Steam Locomotive in The action in the whole world!
  13. The Railway Station of Navapur built between two States. Half of the Station is in Maharashtra and Another half is in Gujarat! Interesting!
  14. Samjhuata Express is a Train that runs between India and Pakistan. It is Also known as Friendship Express.
  15. 42 Railway Companies Operated in India Before Independence.
  16. The Mascot of Indian Railway is Bholu – The Guard Elephant.
  17. There are more than 7,500 Railway Stations in Whole Country.
  18. Mobile app system to track train schedules has been introduced by Indian Railways in 2014.

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So, These are some really interesting facts about Indian Railways we always wanted to share! If you know really good fact about Indian railways then you can comment it down and we will add it to the list! We will keep updating List with new Facts. Share this on social media to let your friends know about our Awesome Indian Railways!

7 best honeymoon destination in India

People often fail to see the beauty India has to offer. No, I am not talking about Jammu and Kashmir or Srinagar but some really offbeat places for a honeymoon that are more romantic and full of adventure and exploring and also inside your budget. So why not exploring India and then going out for a world tour. Here is the list of 7 amazingly cool places that you can go for your honeymoon just like the way you see in Hollywood and Bollywood movies.

 

Alleppey

Known for the most beautiful beaches and the natural beauty, Alleppey takes the first place in our list of honeymoon destinations in India. You can have experience of house boats, lagoons, beaches, lakesides and palm fringed canals, all together at one place. You can take a flight to Cochin International Airport and then take a train to Alleppey Railway station. The package starts from INR 8000 for a honeymoon. There are many hotels and resorts and the best time to is between September to March.

 

Kovalam

Best known for its Lighthouse beaches, Ayurveda, Seafood, surfing, and shopping, it takes number 2 on our list. One of the most romantic places in India. However, it may happen that you may not want to come back from there ever! You can reach there by taking a flight to Trivandrum International Airport and take a train to Kovalam. Packages start from INR 9,500 and many hotels and resorts will best accommodation and facilities are there. Best time to go is from September to March.

 

Coorg

Also known as Scotland of India, this can be experienced as one of the most amazing honey moon destination in India. You can have fun doing trekking, exploring historical places, watching waterfalls, landscapes wildlife, hiking and bird watching. Now that definitely peaked up your interest, right? Package starts at INR 10,000 and the best time to visit Coorg is October to March and January to May. You can reach there by taking a domestic flight to Mangalore and the nearest station happens to be in Mysore, 95 KMs away.

 

Pondicherry

Seems familiar? Also known as mini Paris of India, you can visit Age old French Colony, Yoga and wellness, beaches and everything else. Honeymoon package starts from INR 10,000, and the best time period falls in the month of October to March. But it will be best if you’ll book your tickets before because it is one of the most popular destinations in India and for foreigners. You can reach to Chennai by flight and take a train from Villupuram that is 35 KMs away.

 

Shillong

Situated in the east, this town has its own colonial-era charm to dazzle you and make you fall in love even more. You can go for trekking, watch pine trees, nightlife, local culture, art, and shopping. Honeymoon package starts from INR 8000 and you can visit all throughout the year. You can reach to Guwahati to reach Shillong.

 

Haflong

If you want to go to a place that is secluded and filled with peace and silence, Haflong is your answer. You can experience local culture, rare birds watching, flora and fauna with hills and rivers and some awesome local cuisine. You can visit them all year throughout and the package starts from, INR 10,000. You can reach there by flight to Silchar, Kumbhigram Airport and New Haflong Is the nearest Station.

 

Kumarakom

Last but not the least in our list is Kumarakom. A beautiful village situated next to a river makes a great destination for newlyweds for a romantic Honeymoon. Package starts from INR 7000 and you can reach there by flight to Cochin Airport and then take a train to the nearest station that is Kottayam Railway station.

8 exquisite and affordable places in India to spend a Vacation

Are you bored from the city you live in or find regular vacation place too boring, hotchpotch and mediocre? Worry not, read the list below and find 8 amazingly offbeat, exquisite and affordable places to spend your vacations. And wonder what’s the plus point? All the destinations are in India. Go ahead and mark the places from this list with your friends and family.

Daman & Diu

Beautiful shores, old churches, exceptional culture and people and the magical Arabian Sea. What does one need other than these on vacations! However, the package is quite expensive as of INR 15,000 but you can visit beaches, old churches, cycling tracks, and much more for ideal 10 to 15 days total. You can take a flight to Diu and can reach Daman by train. The ideal time is to go from October to March as the weather is at its best at that time.

Kovalam

Best known for its Lighthouse beaches, Ayurveda, Seafood, surfing, and shopping, it takes number 2 on our list. You can reach there by taking a flight to Trivandrum International Airport and take a train to Kovalam. Packages start from INR 9,500 and many hotels and resorts will best accommodation and facilities are there. Best time to go is from September to March.

Gulmarg

Also known as the valley of flowers, it called as Heaven on Earth because of its beauty. While you are there, experience skiing, snow, hills, mountains and trekking, and hiking. Package starts from INR 7,500 with discounts available at times. Best time visits is from March to November and you can book your stay in various resorts and hotels.

Pondicherry

Also known as mini Paris of India, you can visit Age old French Colony, Yoga and wellness, beaches and much more. Package starts from INR 10,000, and the best time period falls in the month of October to March. But it will be best if you’ll book your tickets before because it is one of the most popular destinations in India and for foreign tourists because of its rich history. You can reach to Chennai by flight and take a train from Villupuram that is 35 KMs away.

Ooty

With the captivating beauty of Nilgiri Mountains to capture you, you can experience the best climate in Ooty. Places to visit are Nilgiri Mountains, Ooty lake, and botanical gardens. You can book your package for INR8000 and can visit any time throughout the year. Take a flight to Coimbatore and then take a train to Mettupalayam.

Shimla

Have you heard about the church in Shimla that grants all your wishes? Apart from this Shimla is a must go Destination for every single India. Once in a lifetime kind of and we don’t blame you! You can do Ice skating, trekking, shopping and play in the snow and sip some of the most delicious coffee, all in the package of INR 5000. You can go there all year around.

Kumarakom

Last but not the least in our list is Kumarakom. A beautiful village situated next to a river makes a great destination for a vacation with family. The Package starts from INR 7000 and you can reach there by flight to Cochin Airport and then take a train to the nearest station that is Kottayam Railway station and make a memorable stay there with family.

Ladakh

The name gives the vibe of beauty and amazement itself and you can expect nothing else from that! Take the package of INR 10,000 and go hit the heat down in Ladakh. You can understand and experience Buddhist culture, visit monasteries and enjoy local culture all year throughout. This place is a must visit.

In case you are traveling with Indian Railways, You can check Live Train running Status to know when your train is going to reach the station because it is Waste of time to sit on the Platform Just in Case your train is going to reach the station late than Scheduled Arrival time!

Let us know if you have any questions in the comment section and we will help you to solve your queries as soon as possible!

The 8 Best Places in India Specially for Youngsters!

Being a youngster is only once in a lifetime experience. Experiencing new things, making mistakes. Learning new things and exploring places. Well, we bring you places to visit and experience before getting busy in a routine life. Visit with your friends have created memories to last a lifetime to tell other people about your adventures and say proudly that you have explored your own country! Here are the lists of 8 places to visit in India which is best for youngsters.

 

Goa

Goa plans are most popular and famous for youngsters and is a start of something wild in life. Goa parties are a must to experienced and turn out to be more energetic you are a youngster! You can travel by air, by rail or you can do a road trip in a car or bike with your friends of cool group or gang! However, the best time to visit is from September to February!

 

Ladakh

If you want to go on a bike trip or car ride with friends, Ladakh is your best destination. Experience the life under the tent with a cool atmosphere and lots of star gazing with trekking and mountaineering. Most favorable seasons to visit are April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October.

 

Kolkata

If you want to experience the festival celebrations or visit a place that is close to the traditions and culture, Kolkata is your best option. You can travel by train, air, and car and experience the oldest way of living life and a place so rich with art and culture. Best time to visit is from November to Kolkata.

 

Kasol

You can go there with your friends or can go solo. Situated in Himachal Pradesh, it is the most favorite destination among the youngsters for its own reasons! Best time visits are from October to June. You can reach there by air, road or rail. A must go!

 

Mathura

Do you want to experience the best holi of your life? Go ahead and visit Mathura during the Holi time! You can go by air, train or by air. Best time to visit the place is from November to March as preparations of the festival start during these days! Who knows, maybe you get to fall in love with the charm of this place.

 

Manali

Youth these days are the fan of Manali because of its exposure in Bollywood movies! And it’s a jolly good place to have a jolly good time. You can experience snow, camps, snow clad mountains, skiing and local food and shopping. Sounds Interesting right? Visit there any time of the year with your friends and make memories.

 

Jim Corbett Wildlife Safari

Gives the sense of adventure and exploration by the name itself, right? If you want to do some wildlife photography or watch exquisite animals wandering freely, this is your one-stop destination. There are many resorts to stay in and who knows, you just might get to watch royal Bengal tigers, rare flora and fauna and get some most amazing shots for your picture album or portfolio that might help you get a job or etc. in future.

 

Jaipur

No list is completed without Jaipur being in it. Loved the most by foreign tourists and historical loving people, Jaipur has so much to offer according to everybody taste. You can explore Bhangarh Fort, Amer Fort, Jai Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Local food, Rajasthan, Pushkar, Tradition, culture and etc. Known as Pink City of India, it is also one the most famous Shopping spot if you want to for fusion in your dressing and these things make it the most popular place to visit.

How to Check Live Train Running Status

So, you’ve booked your train and you want to know when your train is going to reach your station? In that case, you are on the Right Website. So, if you don’t know what Live train status or Train running Status means, Here we go.

What is Live Train status?

When you book your ticket, You might be where your train is at any time so that you can reach the Station at the right time. What if your train is 200 Minutes late and you reach the Station at the Scheduled Train Arrival Time?

In that case, you can check live train running Status to know where your train is right now! Not only the station at which your train is, You can also check if the train is Late or early.

In Short, Live train status means Every information you need to know about the train in which your Next Journey is going to Happen. Now, Let us tell you how you can check Live train Status for your train.

How to check live train status?

It’s Very easy to check live train status in case you have Your train ticket with you. No matter if you have Physical Ticket or It’s online booking, you just need the Number of train and Date of the journey.

First of all, Click Here to open the page on which you can check your train status. You will see the form with 1 Field and 2 dropdown Menus Just like the following Image.

How to check live train status online

Here in this form, You can Enter the information just like this.

  1. Trian Number Here: Here you have to Enter the number of your train. You will find Train number on the top middle part of your ticket in case you have a physical ticket with you. Example: 12376.
  2. Day: Day of the Month of your Journey. You can select any from 1-31.
  3. Month: Select the Month of your Journey. Example, June.

Once done, Click on the GET LIVE TRAIN STATUS Button and you will get Results in the Following format.

Live train status

So, this is how your Live train status will be Formatted. Now, Let us tell you what it means. Main Part of the results is the Position of the train and also the table that you can see.

  • Position: Current Position of your Train.
  • Station Name: Name of the Station, Obviously.
  • Scheduled Arrival: The time at which your Train should Arrive the Station.
  • Scheduled Departure: The Time at which your train should leave the Station.
  • Actual Arrival: A Time at which your train actually Arrived the Station.
  • Actual Departure: A time at which your train actually left the Station.
  • Distance: Distance of the Station from Source.
  • Status: Status is to know if the train is Late, Early or On Scheduled Time.

So, This is how you can check Live train running status. You can comment down if you have any questions regarding this tutorial or the tool! We Are happy to Help! Happy Journey!