Category: Indian Railways

Shatabdi Express Journeys with Indian Railway

By Mridula Dwivedi September 22, 2015 34 Comments , ,
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There was a time when trains used to be my favorite mode of travel. I still like it but I would happily take a flight over a train if it is available. Among all the journeys that I end up embarking on trains by the Indian Railway, I prefer the Shatabdi Express experiences the best. And there are many reason for this...

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That Love Hate Relationship with Indian Railways

By Mridula Dwivedi July 27, 2015 40 Comments

I actually have a very close association with the Indian Railways. My father used to work and retired from Indian Railways as a Chief Signal Engineer! So, my childhood was spent in a huge railway house in a small town in UP. It was full of mango, litchi and guava trees. And it goes without saying I traveled a lot in...

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That Love Hate Relationship with IRCTC

By Mridula Dwivedi February 11, 2013 5 Comments ,

Indian railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)- if you have traveled with Indian Railways you would know what I am talking about. Did you ever wonder why should the online ticketing system of Indian Railways be known as Indian railway Catering and Tourism Corporation? I have no clue. But I have traveled in...

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The Rupees 2 Train Ride!

By Mridula Dwivedi February 2, 2013 10 Comments , , ,

In December I visited Palampur and the adjoining areas. One such stop was Baijnath temple. I went there by a local bus which covered the 15 kilometers or so in one and a half hours. It was a fun ride. The bus would stop at every turn to pick up or drop a passenger. Baijnath Temple, Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh The ...

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In and Around Railway Stations

By Mridula Dwivedi March 14, 2012 12 Comments

  [caption id="attachment_5150" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Jaisalmer Railway Station, Rajasthan"][/caption] 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 som...

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Dehradoon Railway Station

By Mridula Dwivedi September 1, 2011 5 Comments

  [caption id="attachment_4100" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Dehradoon Railway Station"][/caption] I am very fond of train journeys. But to think of it I think I like journeys because I am equally fond of bus and air travel too! The travel these days is I can't stay awake on most of these trips. ...

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Lazy Sunday Photo- Chhavi the Explorer

By Mridula Dwivedi December 12, 2010 7 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2668" align="aligncenter" width="414"] Chhavi the Explorer![/caption]...

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An Empty Indian Railway Carriage

By Mridula Dwivedi November 19, 2010 7 Comments

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_OkDCD8AIo Chhavi and I had Fun Exploring an Empty Guard's Coach...

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Watching Trains at the Sunset

By Mridula Dwivedi September 1, 2010 6 Comments

[caption id="attachment_2180" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Watching Trains at Sunset"][/caption] When a train is passing through the sunset you hardly get any re-takes. I like the two stick figures standing on the top of the train. But I wish I managed to get a clearer picture rather than the hazy one he...

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See The Length And Breadth Of India In 2 weeks for £100 – Guest Post by Mark Lester

By Mridula Dwivedi August 15, 2010 9 Comments

Ever since I read about the Great Circular Indian Railways Challenge at Indiamike, I have been hooked. So last night I invited Mark Lester to do a guest post for me and he was kind enough to agree. So over to Mark Lester and his post. [caption id="attachment_2104" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Great...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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