Transport

From Khulna to Dhaka

When we got to know that at Khulna we can’t make Indian visa we headed to Dhaka. 18th in the morning we started packing. At 12 we left our bags in the office room and went to kill time. We had a bus ticket for 7 pm which meant that we had all day to spend. So we made a…

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Trough the borders India – Bangladesh

Trains to Bangladesh Railway connections across the border are two: Maitre Express – it travels 6 days a week. It connects Calcutta and Dhaka. Bhandan Express only goes on Thursdays in the morning. It connects Calcutta and a small town not far from the border under the name Khulna. Check-in takes place at the railway station, so that the delays of…

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Making Bangladesh visa in Kolkata

When we got to Kolkata 9th of September we had to find a hotel near the Deputy High Commission Of Bangladesh. By Kolkata’s yellow taxi we drove near the place and left the bags to look for a hotel. Kolkata We found a small hotel nearby, called Bengal Hotel. It is located on Circus Avenue surrounded by mosques. We rented…

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By train Puri – Kolkata

Journey 8th  in the morning we woke up and made all we could to organize and pack everything. Dad went to manager and ordered a rikshaw for 5 o’clock. At 8 o’clock we had the train. When we did everything we ate lunch, packed some food, and had cleaned a little bit. At the right time we took our bags,…

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Journey: Puri to Dhaka

22 September So finally after 2 weeks of travel, we are home again. Bangladesh with its culture and people welcomed us. The religion in Bangladesh is Islam which is an interesting new experience for us. People are different and surroundment is too. Kolkata So 8th of September we packed and went by train from Puri to Howrah, which is attached…

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Tickets Puri – Howrah/Kolkata

Few days before our journey we went to the train station to buy a ticket. Our new destination was Kolkata. Train Apps I have few apps on my phone that track the trains. I used them to check the available trains but it had no use. Each showed the same which wasn’t true. There were few available; One had no…

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From Varanasi to Puri – Orisa

29 June we had a train to Puri. We had to leave the city of lights and our guest house. On previous Monday we bought a ticket. The journey was to take less than 1 day and it actually took about 23 hours. We paid 2250 Rs for 3 seats. The departure was set for 8:10 pm. We had spent…

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From Kathmandu to Varanashi 2018

Again on the road. This time we are planning to go to Orissa. Sadly we didn’t get six months as we applied we only got 3 months. Our Nepali visa finished 22nd June and we where set off 21st. The day before, we got ready, packed and cleaned everything. The next day we sayed goodbye to our friends and took…

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Our backpacks routine

We are traveling and what we carry with us is our house and equipment. For me all that we pack is usual but I am curious; do other travelers have similar or different equipments. Here the time comes, in few days, we will leave Nepal so the packing comes, with it also a big cleaning, segregating, choosing etc. So here…

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From Tamil Nadu – by train – to Nepal (Kathmandu)

The time started to rush and in no time it was time to leave as our Indian visa was about to end. 20th we started packing and deciding what to take. In the evening we made a feast to which came Amsa, an Indian woman, our friend and the owner of our flat. I also called our old friend Swetlana, and…

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From Chennai to Auroville

After arriving in Chennai, – 22nd, by train from Goa –  first things first, we went to check trains to Pondicherry and we got information that the train is only at 6 pm, it goes from other station that is near and the ticket can be bought only 3 hours before departure. As it was around 1 pm we still had…

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From Goa to Tamil Nadu

Finally came time to say goodbye to sunny Goa and its beaches. We still had 1 and a half month till our visa finishes but we wanted to travel and do not depend on time. Ticket to Chennai (Chennai Express) 21st December we had a train from Margao to Chennai, in Sleeper class, of course. It wasn’t easy to gain…

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Kerala – Karnataka – Goa

We didn’t stay long in Kerala We bought a sleeper class ticket for the same day at 23 o’clock. Goal – Goa. Destination station for rail travel – Karwar. To Karwar We had to reach the destination at 12.45. Delay was not large. It turned out that Karwar is in Karnataka state not Goa. Itr turned out to be a small…

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Ernakulam – Kerala

Our target station in Kerala – Ernakulam After three days of sitting we were packed and ready for our destination point. We asked Hindu travelers if it is Ernakulam, wanting to finally see our promised land. Ernakulam Town station mysteriously came up so we decided to get out… The new land welcomed us with a clean platform on the clean station…

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Purchase of Tatkal ticket for long distance – In Gorakhpur

I haven’t seen city but I have been on railway station… Outside in the opposite there are mostly hotels that are often very busy. On the road there are also some shops and stands with sugarcane and orange juice. The town has its own university, astronomical observatory, some pretty Islamic architecture, numerous – sometimes very nice – Hindu temples. In…

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Applying Visa Nepal – India

After 3 months in Nepal… we wanted to stay there a little longer. So we went to the immigration office at the Shahid Chowk roundabout not far from the Lakeside in Pokhara. The visa in Nepal can be extended by two months, no more. The application for an extension – as well as the application for a visa have to be done online….

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From Kathmandu to the border (Belahiya)

To reach the border we had to buy a bus ticket to Sunauli. After obtaining the Indian visa as we wanted, we had not much time to cross the border. We decided to go in the evening after receiving passports with visa stamps. Some travel agents have argued that no overnight bus ticket to Sunauli is available, as the road to the…

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From Dharan to Pokhara – Bus

Finally we decided to leave Bhedetar and head to Pokhara. The bus we bought sits in was going trough all Nepal from Dharan to Pokhara. And it meant 14 hours of journey with very small breaks. One sit costs 1170 Rs. So we took 4 sits for 4400 Rs with small discount. I have to bring up one thing. On…

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From Gaya to Nepal

4th of March, Saturday The date of the end of our visa was coming up so we finally headed to Nepal. We got ready and by 11:30 we were in riksha going to the bus station. I was little angry on my friends because they didn’t say goodbye busy with their work. But we did say goodbye to the owners…

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Complications in railways, from Santiniketan to Gaya

All day I have spend on packing and getting ready. Our Russian friends came in the evening to say goodbye. It was one woman with her nephew. We had spend this time together talking, sharing and playing games but because he had to go to school next day, they were obligated to go early home. So 8 o’clock we had…

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To Kolkata, Day 2

11th of February, Saturday The next day we woke up, we decided to visit Castle of Quin Victoria. We ate very western breakfast and then seated to the taxi which on my order went to the metro. After 15 minutes of driving we stepped out next to the enter of metro. This was my first time to ride a metro….

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To Kolkata, Day 1

We took an train to Kolkata Our friends, owners of house we were renting, invited us to their house in Kolkata for just few days. I was the most exited one so I took the planning on myself. We decided with owners that we will come on Friday and go on Sunday. To know what to see there I had…

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Railway Communication In India

Indians love to travel and do not need the Pasports. Aware of their national wealth still run back and forth – whether it is a pilgrimage to the holy places or just as tourists to see the legacy of centuries of India, or to visit family… Anyway – the second most populous nation in the world loves to be on the go ….

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Journey to the east, Tamil Nadu

30th April 2015, Thursday The time has come to choose the region of India, where we want to spend the rest of our amounting six monthly viza… and maybe more…. The choice fell on Auroville, an international city founded by Mother – The Mother – along with Sri Aurobindo. We wondered for some time and we thought it might be…

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Journey to West Bengal

Just Before Yesterday we had arrived to small town called Santiniketan. It took us 2 days to get there. 4th January 11am we left our Guest House in Bodh Gaya and we went to Gaya train station. Our train to Barddhaman was suppose to arrive at 9pm. Before it we decided to eat something and take little rest. Sadly when time…

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