Nazrul Islam Avenue(VIP Road), Jora Mandir, Baguiati, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, 700059, India
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How easy is it?

by mizzlisandy

How easy is it (does any-one know) to get a train from Calcutta - Mumbia - Goa, and then back again. I have looked on the net and it looks quite difficult to board a train in India without having made reservations quite a long time in advance.

Re: How easy is it?

by Swades

Dear friend,

Yes it is true that you hv to book the train well in advance. However, in most of the train they have tourist quote, only wat you hv to do go to the tourist country in railway station and show your passport and issue the ticket, but it is also depend on availability of seat as seat are limited.

Either you can take a flight from Kol/Mumbai as now a days very cheaper flights are operating. like kingfisher/Spice jet, even in well advance if you take a ticket you will get cheaper fare as same like train fare. You can book this flight online throught your credit card.

love and smile..vivek

Re: How easy is it?

by Prasanna_Blr

Hi Try to book your tickets in advance . provides comprehensive information on availability of

Re: How easy is it?

by Pinaks

When are you planning to come? Starting next month (Puja & then Diwali), the festive season would continue till Christmas/New Year and getting a train reservation would be difficult.However you could try out irctc (as mentioned in another post) & now tickets are issued 60 days (barring the date of travel) in advance. This website is good & it works.
Why not try low cost airlines like Air Deccan, Indigo , Spice or even Indian ? booked well in advance can get you good deals (barring Indian , the 1st three have good working websites).
Hope this helps..

Re: How easy is it?

by mizzlisandy

I am planning this trip next year. am comming to Goa for 4 weeks in December this year. hopefully for 3 months starting around December - missing the cold months here I hope.

Re: How easy is it?

by ganesh1001

definitely it would be easy. you can use train for all this journey. you can easily book your train through indian railways. all this three places are mail cities and you will not have any problem but book in advance. have a memorable and pleasent journey india. my email

Travel Tips for Kolkata (Calcutta)

Think, if you guys love to see...

by edachsund

Think, if you guys love to see and experience their culture, you may found easyly there meanwhile I wasnt have much luck to get bump into their some occasion or event. Sad huh! but I tent to come back maybe to learn yoga at rishikesh.
And the picture shown is at 'Om beach' they called it Om because the beach feature just happend to be one of their religion symbol. the look of 'w'.

Little Oasis - Watching Migratory Birds in Kolkata

by goutammitra

Gone are those days when you could watch those Siberian cranes, Teals, Ducks, Open Bill Pochards, Flamingos in the backyard of your house! Like any other city Kolkata too has become very large and a concrete jungle! There is hardly any space to brethe. Calcutta has become dirty and with poisonous gases emerging out from the vehicles and factories discharging untreated waste has made living very difficult for these beautiful creatures of God. Though the hunting has stopped but people yet to realize the importance of preserving the nature. Our local govt. too has filled up many marshy land and handed over to big land developers ( Real Estate businessman), it was done thru' corruption and one is sure that lot of money changed hands. So there is no land available in Kolkata.

We visited this place Santragachi (The place is about 30kms from my home), yesterday 9th December'07 ( We visited last year also) to see the birds. Since it is not very cold now in Northern part so there are only few birds but they will come in large nos once it is colder and snowfall starts in Nothern Part. We shall visit again in the later part of the month. Sorry no better pictures as I dont have a SLR with zoom but a compact one. I am planning to buy one but I have two digital compacts and one handycam. Probably my friends will suggest me how should I proceed?

Now please enjoy the birds like we did.

Auto Rickshaw...

by redheaney

<<< Going home (via 1 of 3 autorickshaws) I was squeezed in the rear seat with 2 other 'death-wishers.' Picture it... a four-lane highway with 2 lanes travelling in either direction, and the driver of my auto - to avoid sitting in backed-up traffic, drives head-first into the lane of oncoming traffic! Oncoming traffic of buses and trucks... All the while, motorcycles are whizzing past, everyone and their mother is beeping their horn, fumes are flying..... and there, on the side of the roadway, is this child (who couldn't have been more than 3) kneeling down with its arse aimed over the curb, going to the bathroom..... >>>

Old Anglo-Indian Calcutta

by jrober37 about Mocambo

This - not Trinca's - is the home of the Calcutta crooners. For nearly seventy years the place for international cusine in a very sophisticated setting. I've been going to this restaurant since 1967 - I miss the old crowd and the music - but the food is still very good. Steak Diane - yes steak

International Delight.

by goutammitra about Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Now the city of Kolkata has almost all international brands, from a Rolex watch shop to KFC. It has everything and this shows the city is developing. Calcutta already has Two KFC outlets and they have plans for more. Big Mac is also coming in Christmas time. They are opening 12 outlets. The backpackers will never be out of home and can have food of their choice for less than $5.

On third Nov06 we visited the Salt Lake outlet of KFC. It is here for more than a year now. For those who dont' know much about Kolkata, at one time our Communist local govt. has opposed opening any Western business houses, that has American links. That includes Coco Cola, Mc Donalds and so on. Now they are inviting foreign investments of any kind. It's a good sign. We had the Chicken Burger, and Fried Chicken meal. It's value for money. we were served by a nice girl Preeti Gupta. But Munu could not eat much as she had a full stomach.

The meal costs Rs99 plus taxes. According to Indian taste they are also serving vegetarian meals and also rice meals. No wonder the local crowd are falling for them.


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