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Traveling advice for India needed

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1. Posted by spootnik (Full Member 62 posts) 9y

I'm heading soon to India and was wondering what would be the best way to to do New Dehli-Goa-Calcutta-New Dehli.
Plane or train or both?
Thanks

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Spootnik:)

I would let it depend on the amount of time u have and your preferred way of travelling.
Personally I perfer train to plane, most of the time. I like to see some of the countryside from the train, rather than fly over it.

Mel

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

hi spootnik,

I would recommend u to do Delhi-Mumbai by air and then u can take the train from mumbai to Goa.

i dont think there is a direct flight from goa to Kolkata, if it is not there u can go to Bangalore from Goa and catch a flight from bangalore to Kolkata.

Then from kolkata to Delhi u can eithere fly or take the comfortable Rajdhani train

do let me know if u need more info

Cheers
Arif

4. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

trains are pretty good if you land in dehli try and get all your train tickets from the main train office station certainly cheaper and you cen buy you whole trip, without paying commision to middle men

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Spootnik, here is a website, which u may find useful.

http://irctc.co.in/

Mel

6. Posted by kidintown (Budding Member 59 posts) 9y

Hey Spootnik,

There's just 1 train that plies between Delhi and Goa.
(or maybe there was another one added this year)
So, if you prefer train to flying (and have the time - arnd 24-36 hrs), get your booking done on the site suggested by Mel.
However, there are other routes by train that you can take.
Going to Bombay/Pune and then either taking an overnight Bus or a Train to Goa is a good option.
The bus journey can however get a lil tiring.

And from Goa to Calcutta there ain't no Direct Flights.
Arif suggested you the right thing - Go to Bangalore and then fly to Calcutta.
You can also do a daytrip around Bangalore.

and Fly back from Calcutta to Delhi.
The train journey can be a lil taxing on this route.

Apurva

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