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Blog Posts by Ronnie Braganza~
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Dec 25 2015 (21:26)   SVDK/Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (3 PFs)

vams97   3 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Entry# 1691609            Tags   Past Edits
Irctc is maintaining good lodging and boarding with middle-class rates and provides free travel from katra station to banganga check post.

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Oct 07 2016 (19:29)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
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what are check in timings of this guest house, can it be booked online?
what are the places of tourist interest around this station

  
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Oct 07 2016 (19:44)
नई दिल्ली भोपाल हबीबगंज शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस~   4024 blog posts   1480 correct pred (59% accurate)
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Prepaid Are available at SVDK?

  
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Nov 18 2016 (09:56)
vams97   3 blog posts   2 correct pred (40% accurate)
Re# 1691609-7            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. IRCTC.
Tourist places are goddess herself.

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Food/Restaurants
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Mar 12 2016 (19:04)   VM/Villupuram Junction (6 PFs)

ppraburajkumar   401 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1765055            Tags   Past Edits
Come out of the station and walk through the Pondy main road . Variety of hotels / mess available that suits ur budget . dont depend on useless , costly and hazardous food items sold in platform and in station . of the worst stations in SR where all the items are sold above MRP .

  
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Oct 30 2016 (20:29)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1765055-1            Tags   Past Edits
how safe is the retiring rooms for family at this station
  
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Station Tip
General
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Oct 27 2016 (10:46)   CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

12188 मुम्बई जबलपुर गरीबरथ एक्सप्रेस~   298 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2038212            Tags   Past Edits
Cloak room/ luggage room is at just left of PF 14
You have to scan your luggage and stick the Railway sticker on it
Scanner Machine is just in front of it approximate in walking distance (10 step).
with your luggage you have to show your reservation ticket, in which station should be mentioned as CST.
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lock your luggage (mandatory).
no carton boxes, parcel, hand bags are allowed.

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Oct 27 2016 (23:35)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
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New Delhi, the personnel who are manning the scanning are not at all doing their duties instead you can find them either dozing or reading newspapers, poor passengers have to lift their heavy luggage to put on scanner machine & again remove other side thinking it is scanned

  
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Oct 28 2016 (00:25)
manindersaini3   78 blog posts   55 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Yes, that's right.
  
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Lodging
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Aug 16 2016 (15:18)   YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

trainloverfromCR1979~   194 blog posts   2358 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1964411            Tags   Past Edits
Please do not stay at Veekay Tourist Home (close to exit of pf 1 Yesvantpur Jn). Its the worst hotel experience we had. When I booked the hotel by checking their site, I found it fine and it is closer to Yesvantpur Jn. When we checked into the room we noticed that there was no intercom to call reception, TV did not had remote and the TV itself was not working.
All night I was bitten by bedbugs and I could hardly sleep. I had rashes on my arms, back, forehead. Next day found that there was no hot water in our room. Checked with reception and they said that we can take bath in another room. That another room was having
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smell of cigaretts, liquor. We complained all this to reception but they did not even bother to apologize or give us some sort of discounts. We checked with few others in the hotel and found similar situation. We checked out immediately the next day.
The driver of car that we hired told us that there are some good hotels near to pf 6 of Yesvanpur Jn.

  
Sep 25 2016 (18:34)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1964411-1            Tags   Past Edits
You can always book online retiring rooms at this station available on 12/24 hrs or at info counter on Pf 6
hot water available throughout.

  
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Sep 26 2016 (15:45)
trainloverfromCR1979~   194 blog posts   2358 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1964411-2            Tags   Past Edits
I was not aware of the retiring rooms at the time we traveled to Yesvantpur. Now, I know so will try these when visiting some other places.
  
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Auto/Taxi/Bus
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Feb 27 2014 (14:27)   PERN/Pernem (2 PFs)

Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Entry# 1008772            Tags   Past Edits
Pernem rly stn is close to mumbai Mangalore highway, Kadamba buses to Mapusa available at bus stand

  
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Sep 16 2016 (11:09)
rameezshaikh9~   162 blog posts
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For going to Panjim, are buses available from outside the station or do we have to go to Pernem Bus Stand? Where is the Pernem Bus stand? In Pernem town?

  
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Sep 16 2016 (12:13)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1008772-2            Tags   Past Edits
To Panjim, get down at Karmali 13kms. for more details see karmali blog

  
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Sep 17 2016 (22:01)
rameezshaikh9~   162 blog posts
Re# 1008772-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yup. But from Pernem, are they available from outside station on nh 66 for Panjim?

  
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Sep 17 2016 (22:03)
rameezshaikh9~   162 blog posts
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I think Kadamba has integrated their schedules on google maps. Because I can see buses between pernem rly station and panjim with their timings on it.
  
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General
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Aug 25 2016 (15:44)   MAJN/Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore) (3 PFs)

shivabhakthan   14 blog posts   15 correct pred (44% accurate)
Entry# 1972251            Tags   Past Edits
If you are travelling in this train to Kannur , get down at MAJN and take bus to Central station never get an auto ..for a 10km travel they charge you 200 /- or else need the bargain power , if you get out of the station and an half km walk you can reach the main road and from there you will get buses to central station and fare is Rs 5/- most of the buses will go through the station.

  
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Aug 25 2016 (22:22)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1972251-1            Tags   Past Edits
Local buses can be seen during arrival of trains just outside PF 1 on left side of the parking, which gets full soon. check with tea stall boys or coolies.

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Lodging
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Nov 12 2015 (22:35)   ST/Surat (4 PFs)

Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Entry# 1646970            Tags   Past Edits
Retiring Rooms all A/c Rs. 800/- 24 Hrs from 08.00 Hrs & Non A/c Dormitory available online. Please carry printout & contact inquiry counter at unreserved booking area.
Situated in the main building on Platform 1, on 3rd floor, all rooms facing platforms & noisy due to continuous train movements. Hot water 24 Hrs.
Avoid fancy food stalls at Pf1, there are many good restaurants outside like Purohit Thalli for veg & unlimited servings, cost Rs. 100/- in A/c hall.
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deliver food in the trains too, for details see attached Pic. city Bus & govt. bus stand just outside stn

  
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Aug 19 2016 (00:30)
Ankit Sharma~   2127 blog posts   235 correct pred (69% accurate)
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What are the charges for parcel food if one wants to order?
  
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Sightseeing
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Jul 11 2016 (18:26)   SRF/Sagara Jambagaru (1 PFs)

Vinay~   1199 blog posts   900 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1926498            Tags   Past Edits
Planning for a visit to JOG FALLS,then follow these couple of guidlines
1.Alight at SRF/Sagara Jambagaru.Bcz Sagar(locally called) has good restaurents &transport facilities(no second thought jus get down here)to Joga(jog falls).
2.Private transport:Jus outside the station you will have cabs ready.hire a cab for UP/Down ride(I haven't seen any private buses,visited 10-7-2016)
Public transport:Sagar bus stand is jus 400m away. limited
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choice here,first bus towards Honnavar via JOG at 9:05am,second was at noon 2:15pm(but ever depend on these buses,even if u get buses to jog,U Dont get return buses to Sagar(very* less frequent)
(route to jog has many curves,chances of nausea are high,so prepare accordingly)
PIC 1:Main view point
PIC 2:A close view situated opp to main view(4kms from main view point).

  
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Jul 11 2016 (20:42)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1926498-1            Tags   Past Edits
You can find Ksrtc Buses just outside the main exit, these buses halt for 5 minutes for train passengers, takes about 45 minutes including a 10 minutes tea break. no need to walk 400 meters, all buses pass Jog falls main gate, there are many sharing mini buses too

  
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Jul 11 2016 (21:47)
Vinay~   1199 blog posts   900 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Mini buses weren't there yesterday(Sunday)they may be available on weekdays..even I took ksrtc bus to joga which dropped me at jog falls main gate ticket price was Rs 33..spent there till 5.30....when I came there to travel back to sagar I didn't even find at least one mini bus or empty cab,at last after 2hrs I was in a situation to ask a family for lift to sagar,so that I catch my train to sbc

  
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Jul 12 2016 (10:30)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1926498-3            Tags   Past Edits
When you reach Jog falls main gate, you should check with security guards info about return transport, that's what we did.
vehicles are not allowed to stop there only pick up allowed from passing vehicles
  
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Food/Catering
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May 08 2016 (14:00)   16523/KSR Bengaluru City - Karwar Express [via Mysuru]

Prometh Suresh   106 blog posts   180 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 1837897            Tags   Past Edits
Good dinner is available on board an authorised vendor will come and take orders and supply you with food according to the vendor u get chappati kurma,pulao/biryani,idli vada is available.If u want to have breakfast at Mangalore Central it is a request do not buy food from vendors as they provide spoiled food.Mostly the train arrives on platform 3 or platform 2.Just climb the overhead bridge go to platform 1 and there will be an IRCTC hotel where u get superb Poori Sagu and good Masala Dosa. If u want lunch at Karwar veg and non veg meals are available even delicious fish is available.

  
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Jun 22 2016 (21:32)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
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Now you can use lift (Near new Bridge) from pf 1 & Pf 2/3 to go up & down at Mangalore Central
  
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Ticket Booking/WL
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May 23 2016 (17:30)   22635/Madgaon - Mangaluru Central Intercity Express

kiranabc07   85 blog posts   34 correct pred (53% accurate)
Entry# 1860904            Tags   Past Edits
Don't waste your money for booking in 2S travel between Mao to Maq or Maq to Mao.Better to take unreserved ticket because no chart at 2S coach and all unreserved passengers board it and just it seems like an unreserved passenger train.Don't know much about CC coach but no tte found and there were more people than its capacity.

  
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May 23 2016 (22:12)
Ronnie Braganza~   113 blog posts
Re# 1860904-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train is a waste, never reaches its destination on time either way, its always late by an hour after karwar & after suratkhal in both direction.
Pity, Runs almost empty. Most passengers are taken by the passenger train.

  
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May 23 2016 (23:15)
RTR180   917 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1860904-2            Tags   Past Edits
Runs empty? Those days are gone. 22635 is always 75-80% full and runs ontime. 22636 runs with lesser occupancy and also gets delayed 9/10 times due to long halts for crossing at Canacona and Balli.

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