In and Around Railway Stations

By Mridula Dwivedi March 14, 2012 12 Comments

 

Jaisalmer Railway Station, Rajasthan
Jaisalmer Railway Station, Rajasthan

Thought of doing a series on the railway stations I have clicked within India. Mostly we are either in a hurry to get onto a train or to get out of the station to reach somewhere. But sometimes I do manage to click pictures. For example in January this year I was catching a train back to Delhi from Jaisalmer. I saw Palace on Wheels at the station. So I dumped my luggage in the assigned coach, we were in a group so others could watch it. And then I ran to click pictures!

 

Kalka Railway Station
Kalka Railway Station

I quite like Kalka Railway Station, it is small and beautiful and it means you are near the hills.

 

The Train Mascot at the Kalka Train Station
The Train Mascot at the Kalka Train Station

Then there is this cute mascot (Appu is it?) at Kalka railway Station.

New Delhi Railway Station
New Delhi Railway Station

This is just after the entrance to the New Delhi Railway Station, from the Ajmeri Gate side.

A Model Engine at Dehradoon Railway Station
A Model Engine at Dehradoon Railway Station

This is a cute engine that you can see in front of the Dehradoon Railway Station.

Near the Entrance to the Chandigarh Railway Station
Near the Entrance to the Chandigarh Railway Station

These rock garden style images can be seen at the main entrance to Chandigarh Railway Station

Balugaon Railway Station, Getaway to Barkul, Chilika Lake
Balugaon Railway Station, Getaway to Barkul, Chilika Lake

This is the small Balugaon Railway Station in Odisha, quite close to Barkul the getaway to Chilika Lake.

Bharatpur Railway Station
Bharatpur Railway Station

The last image for today is of the Bharatpur Railway Station, my latest trip of 2012. Took this one from my mobile phone. I bought the mobile because of the 5 megapixel  camera!

But the best station that I have stayed at is Barog at Himachal Pradesh.

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12 thoughts on “In and Around Railway Stations”

  1. >>> But the best station that I have stayed at is Barog at Himachal Pradesh.

    i remember you telling on this blog about walking to some railway tunnel near by station. b.t.w did you stay at station or near by station ?

  2. just read your blog entry again (earlier i did not notice you gave link here ) and found that you stayed at station.

    i too like small railway stations (even after i had nightmarish experience at one such small station). it feels good to see lives of people who are there at such small stations. you can sense the slowness (unlike bhagam bhag of big city life) in their lifestyle and the way they care for others around them. railway master @ delhi or bangalore would never have worried about your safety when you went to that tunnel.

  3. Lovely post..so much individuality in each station..I have done one on my blog about stations in Europe some time back..Great blog..will be a regular visitor here!

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Travel Tales from India & Abroad

I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. I was recently featured on Via.com

I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?

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