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11. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

The train timings, days of operation, fare can be checked on . On the home page click on the “Train/Fare Accommodation” link and type in the names of originating and destination stations. On the next page u would get a list of trains available along with their numbers.

For online booking of train tickets use , booking of tickets open 90 days in advance. Check the fares and if it suits your budget, try travelling in AC-3tier coaches in trains, the fare of which is slightly more than the ordinary sleeper class but you will have a comfortable and safe journey.

12. Posted by nkjain (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Pl search Indian Railways on Google. There will be some sites which ask for only destination and starting point of the journey. Pl reserve your seats in advance, because Indian Rail is a very crowded affair.If you can, travel only First Class. For europeans it is quite affordable. Indian trains, their toilets, and railway stations are a far cry in cleanliness compared to European trains.
Drink only bottled mineral water.
No street food for you.
Carry some medicines (anti diarroheal, just in case) .
My wife Alka Jain can advise you in lots of detail. Her email can't be given here as per rules.


13. Posted by rajuindia (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You should search with the name of destinations then you don't need train Number.

14. Posted by truesound (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting nkjain

India is like an ocean. See Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh.Kerala backwater is an amazing place to see.
Try staying with a family .If you need help I'll be glad to help out.


Can you help out im heading to Kerala later next month!! im wanting to do the back waters on a house boat!

15. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

as most of the msgs said...3 weeks would be good enuf time to cover Delhi, Agra, a bit of rajasthan, n goa.

would suggest u visit Ranthambore National Park for Wildlife/tiger safari ... an awesome place to be...suggest min 2-3 days stay for a good visit....if you need more info let me know.


16. Posted by sunicol (Full Member 93 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi again,

Our itinerary is coming together nicely :)

nkjain, thank you for your advice, I will be travelling with a friend and will check out those books you recommended. Much appreciated!

As for Tiger trekking, can anyone tell me which if the following would be better - Ranthambore or Panna National Park? We are now looking at fitting in the Karma Sutra temples which are closer to Panna but feel we are spreading ourselves are a bit thin ... which would be best 1. time wise 2. actually likelihood of seeing a tiger?

Also, how far by car is Jaipur from Agra? Would we best just to see the Taj in Agra and the Fort and then head straight to Jaipur rather than staying overnight in Agra?



17. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


- would suggest Ranthambore NP for a better change to spot the tiger, it's a wonderful place; a must visit if ur into wildlife. However, as mentioned earlier you must have sufficient days for wildlife spotting, would suggest a minimum to 2 days (4 trips inside the jungle) for a decent viewing of wildlife, if u can do more nothing like it

Ranthambore is around 4-5hrs from jaipur by road,

jungle safari's need to be booked online in advance else u might not get seats time would be difficult

bookings can be done form the rajasthan off site can book hotels ther too

Panna is nxt to kajhurao ... but recommend ranthambore

- Delhi to Jaipur is 277kms .... so would be arnd 4-5 hrs, ya u could just do agra in a day .. unless u want to see the Taj in the night...but i think one needs a special permission for that n it does not happen everynight

am sure u will have a lovely time

18. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!
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19. Posted by sugitha (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Ooty, kodaikanal, kunnor are one of the best hill stations in India

20. Posted by riverblue (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


Go thru the u can find train names as well as train numbers too...