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    Train Cloak Room for Left Luggage

    by aadil Written Aug 1, 2004

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    Well, not exactly about train travel but just about using the left luggage counter in the train station at Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus for anyone who wishes to keep their luggage for a day or more too!!! The rates are Rs10/- per piece of baggage for a day and the same amount extra for each day. The left luggage counter is known as the Cloak Room in this place. It is located at the corner of the Platform No 13 on the main line terminus. Foreign tourists have to show their passports for verification and the place is quite safe and secure. It is closed for a small break of half an hour each at three times during the day so be careful of the closing times and do not lose your receipt for claiming your luggage!!! You do not have to have a train ticket to leave your luggage here.

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    Rail Services in Bombay

    by GK2005 Updated Apr 4, 2004

    Bombay is well served by trains from all across the country. There are two major termini in Bombay, the Victoria Terminus (VT) and Bombay Central. The Bombay Rail Network is one of the most vast and comprehensive rail systems in the whole world. Its mind boggling to see the number of trains and passengers that use them on an every day basis. The local metro trains runs on three different routes and it connects every part of Bombay and its suburbs. Regional long distance trains operate out of Bombay Central, Victoria Terminus or Dadar. For more information on Indian Railways, fare, destination and availability, try the website listed in Contact.

    For more information on Bombay specific local metro trains, try this link

    http://www.mumbai-central.com/trains

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    Buses in Bombay !!!

    by GK2005 Written Apr 4, 2004

    Bombay is well served by B.E.S.T buses which run to every nook and corner of Bombay. They are comparitively slower due to the heavy traffic but they are very economical compared to the outrageous costs of autos and taxis. The website below would tell you which bus to take from Place A to Place B.

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    Bombay Airports

    by GK2005 Written Apr 4, 2004

    Bombay has two major airports. The Santa Cruz airport serves the domestic areas of India and the Sahar International airport serve as the gateway to the world. There is considerable distance between the two airports and so when someone is taking a domestic flight from Santa Cruz after flying in from abroad, sufficient time should be allowed for transfer.

    From Santa Cruz airport, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways provide frequent flights to various parts of India. In the recent years, private carrier Jet Airways has gotten a leg up on state owned Indian Airlines. For more information and planning, try

    www.jetairways.com

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    Transport to Elephenta caves

    by radz Written Jan 29, 2004

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    This is Luxury launch returning from Elephenta caves,while am going towards to cave,
    i took this photo.I got Ticket Rs 100/but does it look like Luxury launch heh.its just ordinary one :)If you get Rs 40/ticket you can have 30min boat cruise at sea.they will took you one round.
    There are boat service availble for Harbour cruishing,and near by places like Mandwa,Alibaug.
    I dint try,they said for this trip have to book first.

    Tickets timing:9am to 2pm.
    If you waana go caves,have to catch before 2pm,after that no boat service.

    Luxury launch!!!???
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    Taxi -best transport to see Mumbai

    by radz Written Jan 29, 2004

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    This pic typical Bombay black&yellow taxi.
    Mumbai bus are good,but anyone new it took time to used to it.Delhi i nevver think of getting in local buss.
    But Bombay one can use bus,its crowded but bus are good maintained.
    To going around taxi will be best choice.There is a/c one non a/c available.
    A/c one they call cool cab :),the color of taxi is blue color.
    Its like Minimum charge Rs13,If its A/C taxi minimum charge will be Rs17.
    It goes with meter reading,so no cheating.Night charge will be different rate.
    One thing i noticed there,even taxi driver speaks English :).

    For sighseeing if you take taxi Its like this,6hrs Rs 800&within 80km,extra km Rs 6.
    May be it varies place to place,i heard its average rate.I took 2 days like this rate only.

    Taxi at Mumbai road
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    Travel local

    by SirRichard Updated Dec 23, 2003

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    Most foreigners use taxis to move around Mumbai. They are cheap, so why not?

    But I wanted to taste local transport, so I decided to have a ride in one of those "british" double decker buses. The problem was that the destinations on the buses are written only in hindi, no western letters, so unless you ask and the driver is patient, you will never know where you are going...

    BUT I did anyway, after all I had a free afternoon and the ticket was dirty cheap. So I stepped in, not knowing where I was going, and had a ride by unknown quarters of Mumbai for about an hour or so. When the bus reached its final destination, I payed again and did the return way till I reached the original stop again!

    It was a nice experience, no tourists, just locals ;-))

    Inside a double decker bus
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    Buses with sleepers

    by SirRichard Updated Dec 23, 2003

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    To go to Goa, I took one of these buses where you can SLEEP (in a horizontal position I mean). You don't have seats here, just couchettes, so you can lay down with a wide window (with curtains, don't worry, LOL) and sleep.

    The cabins are BIG, but... there is always a BUT, isn't it? they are cabins for 2 persons! When I stepped in I was alone and I thought: great, big cabins, but then 1 hour later, another passenger (yes, male, LOL) came in so I had to share my cabin with him...

    SO my advice is: reserve 2 seats if you go alone, is not very expensive and you will spend a much better night!

    My cabin (at the beginning) :-((
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    Local trains

    by SirRichard Written Dec 22, 2003

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    Taking a train in India is a real experience. As a Britsish heritage, India has one of the most complete rail networks in Asia.
    Most foreigner travel by night in 1st class sleepers coachs. If you wanna sleep on the train and have A/C, this is the best way, and is really not expensive...

    But travelling in 3rd class coaches is an experience you will never forget. Choose a short trip (about 1 hour or so) and join the hundreds of indians that travel by train daily, is a great way to know the country!!

    Travelling by train
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    Double decker buses

    by SirRichard Updated Dec 22, 2003

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    No, this is not London! In Mumbai you'll find this double decker red buses, as in England, but a little older... and the destinations are only in hindi, so ask the people at the stop for info!! Tickets for 3 Rs (6 cents of dollar!!)

    A double decker
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    Trains list

    by SirRichard Written Dec 22, 2003

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    When travelling by train from Mumbai you will have to make a reservation in advance if you want to go in Sleepers 1st Class (which is the best, if not the only, way to travel around here).
    You give your name for that purpose and they give you a ticket with your coach number. Before going into the train you have to check that your name is in the list that they stick at the entrance of your coach. Be sure to check it first, as if it isn't, you won't be allowed to travel in that train, so U better solve the problem before the train leaves...

    Once you have seen your name in the list, see what is your place and go for it!

    The list at the entrance
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  • Central & Western line

    by missneelam Written Oct 16, 2003

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    Train service is the best way to get aroung the city...its cheap but also very crowded..

    Tip: Try not to travel during peak hours such as 7:30a.m.-8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m- 6:00 p.m.

    Also REMEMBER that there are different coaches for men and women.

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    Train Travel

    by Canadienne Updated Aug 18, 2003

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    From Mumbai I travelled:

    To Gandhidham ~ an overnighter in 2nd class non A/C

    To Chennai ~ a 33 hour ride in 2nd class A/C

    I was initially waitlisted for the Mumbai - Chennai route (I quickly learned what RAC stood for ~ Reservation Against Cancellation), but it worked out in the end.

    The Mumbai - Gandhidham ride was the most enjoyable by far. Our cabinmates were some Gujarati men who shared their food, played cards with us, taught us some basic words (they didn't speak English, so this part was all done through Charades). We also had an older man who broke into Qawaali in the evening and serenaded us for the better part of an hour. It was priceless!

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    Plane, car, what's the difference?

    by jessicadf Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    We had planned on taking a flight from Jaipur to Udaipur. However, there is one plane that starts in New Delhi, goes to Jaipur, then Udaipur, then Bombay. Then it turns around and does the same trip backwards. And then it does the whole round-trip one more time that day. Fun, yes?

    Well, as it turns out, Udaipur gets a bit foggy some mornings, and there is not an instrument approach. So the morning flight from Jaipur to Udaipur sat on the ground for a few extra hours before finally allowing the passengers to board. Then, after waiting for another hour, the crew had all those bound for Udaipur deplane, and the flight took off for Bombay, skipping the morning Udaipur landing.

    Once back inside the terminal, we were told that we could be on the waiting list for the afternoon flight. Well... we knew that, since it would be the same plane in the morning, that it was already several hours behind schedule. Who knew what would happen throughout the course of the day??

    Instead, we worked out a deal with the counterperson... we got a car (an Ambassador) and driver. The car would take my boyfriend and I, along with a British couple, to Udaipur. An Ambassador is really not made for 5 people... Plus, the other couple were traveling around before settling down in India, so they had an enormous amount of luggage.

    The trip took us over 8 hours... and our bums were numb by the time we got to Udaipur. To top it off, when we arrived at the other couple's hotel, the cab in front of us was unloading people that had stayed behind and taken the afternoon flight! The joke was on us!

    I'm glad, numb bum and all, that we drove. Through empty countryside that was beautiful and rural... sights that we wouldn't have seen any other way.

    The only stop we made between Jaipur and Udaipur was at a tea stop. Glasses were dipped in dirty water and filled with steaming tea. I looked at the tea suspiciously, but, 'What the heck' and drank it down. I didn't get sick!

    Always listen to the custom's agent!

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    ABSORB THE FULL INDIAN EXPERIENCE

    by Amitu Updated Feb 4, 2003

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    INDRAIL PASSES FOR TOURISTS To explore the splendour of multi-faceted India, Indrail Passes provide excellent value and enhances the charm of holidays from abroad. Indrail Passes offer visitors on a budget, the facility of travel as they like, over the entire Indian Railways system, without any route restriction within the period of validity of the ticket. These passes can only be purchased by foreign nationals and NRIs on payment of U.S. Dollars, Pound Sterling and other convertible foreign currencies. The pass holder is not required to pay any resrvation fee, superfast charges or surcharge for the journey. The Indrail passes have been made more attractive for transit and short stay visitors. Indrail passes are sold through General Sales Agents abroad.

    Listed below are the fares for Indrail Passes.

    A.C.First Class / AC-2 Tier :(per adult)
    7 Days us$ 135
    15 Days us$ 185
    21 Days us$ 198
    30 Days us$ 248

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