Gorakhpur : A Focal Point In The Indian Independence Movement

Gorakhpur is a city located in the eastern part of state of Uttar Pradesh in India which shares a common border with Nepal. The city is a popular religious centre which is home to Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Sikh saints. It was named after the medieval saint Gorakshanath. The city houses many historic Buddhist sites and Gita Press who are the leading publishers of Hindu religious texts.

Gorakhpur Railway Museum : A Museum Rich In Exhibits

One of the top attractions in Gorakhpur is the railway museum and amusement park. It is located about one kilometers away from Gorakhpur Railway Station and very close to the railway golf course.

Visitors can hire a cycle rickshaw from any part of the city to reach Railway Museum Gorakhpur. It is the major mode of transport in this city where fares are nominal and can be bargained. Some city buses are also plying to major routes of the city. Auto rickshaws and Taxi Cabs can also be hired for a fixed time duration as per the needs of the user.

This museum was opened to the public on July 2nd, 2007 and of its major attraction is Lord Lawrence’s Steam Engine which was commissioned during the year 1874 in London. It was first locomotive engine to be operated by the North Eastern Railways. The museum houses an excellent collection of exceptional articles such as clocks used in saloons, furniture, uniforms used by railway men during various time periods. A photo gallery, materials related to railway traffic control and a library are also displayed in the museum.

Lucknow to Gorakhpur trains

Lucknow To Gorakhpur Trains | Image Resource : kxcdn.com

The museum also has a toys train ride for those who wish to indulge in entertainment and leisure activities. Refreshment stalls and eateries are also available in a railway compartment which is an added attraction. They also have an AC restaurant positioned in a rail coach which was opened to the public back in the year 2011. The interior of the restaurant is elegantly and beautifully designed which makes visitors feel comfortable and at home.

The restaurants serves a wide variety of sumptuous and luxurious meals including North and South Indian cuisines along hot and cold beverages. Traditional mouth watering Indian delicacies that will pamper your taste buds are also served at this restaurant.

A high level committee led by General Manager of North Eastern Railway Mr. K.B.L. Mittal is in charge to monitor the quality of food stuffs supplied at the restaurant.

Gorakhpur is an ideal place to spend quality time with your friends, families and for your kids as well.

Lucknow to Gorakhpur trains

There are about one sixty five weekly trains originating from Lucknow to Gorakhpur. For those who are planning a journey from Lucknow to Gorakhpur train, then they should browse a reliable travel portal website and search for the best trains available.

Some of the trains that pass through Lucknow to reach Gorakhpur are as follows:

  • Bihar S Kranti
  • Gorakhpur Junction Premium Special
  • Udaipur City New Jalpaiguri Express

The first train to depart from Lucknow station to Gorakhpur around 00:05 AM is Anand Vihar Trm Gorakhpur Junction Special with train no 05028 followed by Gorakhpur Junction Premium Special with train number 02528 which leaves at 00:25 AM.

The last train to depart from Lucknow station to Gorakhpur around 23: 45 AM is Udaipur City New Jalpaiguri Express with train number 19601.

Fashion Show In the City Of Nawabs: An Unforgettable Trip!

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It is the work that defines a person. It is the work that provides a reputation to a person. So a great amount of effort is required to maintain that position. Being a part of the fashion industry, attending fashion shows is one of the duties and that need to be fulfilled by me. Proper designing of the clothes need to be done by me.

Last weekend, I received a call saying that I need to attend a fashion show in the coming week and that too, to Hyderabad. I was quite happy to go to that event as I will get a break from my daily office routine.

Booking:

The flight was to be booked by the company itself. So I did not have to worry about the booking arrangements. After two days I got my ticket which was from Air India. I was really excited because I had already heard about the wonderful service provided by them.

Air India flight:

I boarded my flight as per the time. After that, I was served a welcome drink. The economy class of the flight was not less than the business class. It was as comfortable and enjoyable as the business class of the flight. The flight from Goa to Hyderabad was direct. So I did not have a headache to change my flight. The service provided was indeed very good.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport:

I landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The airport is situated in the southern part of the Hyderabad. I was amazed to see the cleanliness of the airport. At that point, I felt like it was the best airport in the India. As I landed in the night, I was lucky to get the night view of the airport i.e. the lightening of the airport.

The security was quite helpful as they help me in carrying my luggage to the main gate. Then talking about the infrastructure, it was too good. The shops available at the airport were too nice. The chocolate shop, gifts shop was best one. The food shop like Mc Donald was also available. Then at the time of exiting the airport also arranged a cab for me so that I can drive safely towards my hotel. According to me, it was the best airport I had visited in my life.

Dream Valley Resort

Dream Valley Resort

Dream Valley Resort:

The Dream Valley Resort, Hyderabad is located in the laps of nature. It is a perfect location to spend time for leisure as well as for the work purpose. The hospitality of the hotel binds the customer to that hotel. The hotel is 31 km from the airport. The room that I got was a deluxe suit. The facilities provided by the hotel make the stay tension free.

The room was quite big with all the latest facilities available like Wi-Fi, television and so on. It also had Water Park attached to it. Various kinds of sports and activities were also available. It was a luxurious hotel.

My event went really well and I returned with beautiful memories of the trip.

Travelled Back Home After 6 Long Years On The Farakka Express (13483)

Farakka Express Time Table

Farakka Express Time Table | Image Resource : staticflickr.com

The joy of going back home after 6 long years is unexplainable especially when you are going to meet your family and good old friends. I won’t say I was excited, but I was really emotional thinking what will be the things back in home and how will they react after seeing me. Although due to advancement of technology people can now connect to each in seconds and in case if you want to see someone desperately you can give them a video call. All this till cant suffice the real feeling of being in a place with your family and friends.

The planning for this trip started when I decided to go back home in the same train that I come to Patna in 6 years back the Farakka Express (13483). Train schedules may change so it was important that I check out the Farakka Express Time Table to know the present timing of the train. Thereafter the process of planning for the train started which I am about to explain just below.

Varanasi City

Varanasi City | Image Resource : varanasicity.com

Planning for the train

I forgot to mention that my job involves a lot of travelling so I have learnt the process of planning for trains. This is something that a person learns as he or she continues to travel as this comes with experience which I have in bulk when it comes to travelling. The Farakka Express (13483) arrives at the Patna station early morning at 05:20 am and reaches Varanasi at 11:10 am a journey of around 6 hours. So as this was a early morning train and would take about 6 hours to reach my destination so I booked my tickets on the AC-2 Tier coach so that I could sleep a little on the way.

There are about 14 stations in which this train would stop so I had no worry at all about the food as a lot of vendors would get into the train selling eatables. Yes I did take a bottle of water along with me as that is mandatory, so in total using the Farakka Express Time Table was very helpful and useful for me to book tickets and plan for my train.

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The very beautiful Varanasi station

One of the busiest railway stations in India due to three reasons passengers who come for pilgrimage, cargo that comes from all across the country and finally people like me who travel back home. The Varanasi station has a very long original name and that is Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station. We used to say back home that by the time you read the full name of the station the train that you are travelling in may reach the next station.

Well jokes apart, let’s speak about this beautiful station of my hometown, this station had 9 platforms with fully functional 13 tracks. This station comes under the Northern Railways and is filled with passenger amenities like tea stalls, book shops and passenger help cells on every platform. There are a lot of porters who help to carry heavy luggage from one place to another in the station at very cheap rates.

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A Lovely Stay At The Melbourne Airport After A Planned Flight

They say that invitations by loved ones should not be refused no matter how far they call you; you have to attend and be there. This was one such thing that happened to me as well when my sister invited me for her newborns 1st birthday. I love this little baby and had to be there at any cost because he is my heart so I decided to travel all the way to Melbourne from Mumbai; yes you heard it right I travelled from Mumbai to Melbourne to attend the birthday party of my nephew.

So I had to do so many things before I travelled as this was my first journey to a foreign country so the first step was to get Visa for Australia for which my father arranged. Then the second thing was to book for flight tickets but unfortunately I had no idea how to book tickets as I had never done it before in my life. So I was confused and was fanatically looking for Mumbai to Melbourne flights everywhere. I had heard my sister saying that she plans for the flight so I just called her and asked some help from her.

How my sister taught me planning for flights?

Well this is not Arcahmdis law or Newton’s principle neither rocket science to be so confused off was her first line. Then she told me to write down all my needs on a paper. She knew very well that I am very selective in nature so the first thing was did I have any particular airline that I wanted to travel in and the answer was yes as I prefer travelling on the Jet Airways so she told me to look for Jet Airways flights only. Then she asked me the budget so I said daddy is paying on which she smiled but i understood that it is an important part of planning.

Mumbai To Melbourne FlightsMumbai To Melbourne Flights | Image Resource : atwonline.com

Then sheasked me if I wanted any specific seat in the flight to which i replied yes because I am very comfortable sitting in the window seat. You may think why a window seat in a flight the reason is that there is no tension or worry of being constantly irritated by people moving inside flight. Then the final thing was she asked me if I would like to eat anything in the flight and the answer was yes because it’s a long journey. Then she told me to keep all these things in mind and book flight tickets using an online travel portal and I booked tickets on Jet Airways flight – 9W12.

At the Melbourne airport

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The flight reached on time and lo!! My sister was late and i had to wait for an hour in the Melbourne Airport. So i got to see the whole airport from the place where i was sitting. This is for sure one of the biggest airports that i have seen in my life. With more than 20 flights leaving and arriving in an hour that makes it one of the busiest airport in Australia. There are restaurants and snack bars in the airport with about 30 checks in counters of different airlines.

The Beautiful Experience Visiting Monuments of India

I have been settled in Travancore for the last seven years. Over this time period we have visited most of the popular destinations across Kerala. But I was eager to visit some other part of India. My husband suggested that we should go to Bangalore. So as per our plan we boarded an Indigo flight from Trivandrum to Bangalore.

Indigo Flight From Trivandrum to Bangalore
Indigo Flight From Trivandrum to Bangalore | Image Resource : lifehacker.co.in

We stayed at a hotel located in Electronics City, one of the prime locations of Bangalore. It had a calm, relaxed ambience and had a touch of regality. The hotel was well connected with the major landmarks of the city such as Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Bangalore Palace. So, we didn’t face a big issue while commuting across the city. Here are some of the major attractions that we visited during our Bangalore trip : –

Tipu Sultan’s Palace
Tipu Sultan’s Palace | Image Resource : wkitravel.com

Tipu Sultan’s Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Palace is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture which developed during the medieval period. This palace used to be the summer residence of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore. Constructed in 1791, it was used by the British as their Secretariat following the death of Tipu Sultan in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. The entire palace was created from teak and has numerous balconies, arches and pillars. We also visited the Vintage Gallery which has several sketches of many south Indian cities like Mysore, Bangalore, Kanchipuram and Chennai by James Hunter.

Old Dungeon Fort and Gates

Also known as Bangalore Fort, it was built in 1537 as a mud fort by Kempe Gowda who was the vassal of Vijaynagar empire. It was a key military outpost of Tipu Sultan and was captured by Lord Cornwallis on 1791 during the Third Mysore War (1790-1792). Heavily damaged during the war, only a small bastion and façade of the well -known Mysore Gate remain. The Lalbagh, a picturesque garden created by Hyder Ali is a major attraction here.

We had a great time visiting Lalbagh which is a replica of the Mughal Gardens. Covering an area of 240 acres, it is home to more than 1000 types of plants, some of which were brought from countries like Afghanistan, Iran and France. It is also home to a few varieties of birds like Pond Herons, Mynas, Parakeets, Purple Moor Hens and Common Egrets.

Bangalore Palace

The palace was built in the pattern of England’s Windsor Castle. Surrounded by gardens, it is a fine specimen of the Tudor style of architecture. It used to be the residence of the Wodeyars who ruled Mysore for several centuries. The kings were famous hunters. We came across an elephant head at the palace’s entrance. There are also several stools ad vases created from elephant feet and trunk.

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

The palace has battlements and turrets which are typical features of the Tudor style of architecture. The furniture within the palace resembles the Victorian, neo – classical and Edwardian styles. We were highly impressed by the palace’s interior which contains cornices, wood carvings and floral motifs.

The trip offered complete value for money we spent. As it was the monsoon season, we were able to acquire discounts on flight tickets from Trivandrum to Bangalore for return journey too. This made us spend the same money on a bit more of sightseeing and enjoying the beauty of the place.