Come vacation, long weekends or festivals, the first thing that comes to mind for the people planning travel is train tickets. Booking a ticket during these days is a mental, emotional and physical challenge for many but unlike private operators for buses, we are dependent on government operated trains. Tickets booking open as early as 120 days and reservations for available seats gets completed so fast that short term planners find it almost next to impossible to travel by train. Though buses are an option, travelling with elderly people and women on a longer journey is not preferred by many. Tatkal is another option but here too, it is for the jiffy expert users to find tickets using this process. This has led to a development of a fantastico high utility travel app called ConfirmTkt which predicts chances of confirmation for wait listed tickets using historical data. It also suggests alternates like break journeys to help book confirmed railway tickets.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to open pantries and kitchens to cater to low-end industrial workers and high-end software professionals in Chennai soon as part of its general expansion plans. IRCTC officials are holding negotiations with leading IT firms on OMR like Cognizant, TCS and STPI for opening kitchens or pantry units to serve cooked vegetarian and non-vegetarian food there. Cognizant sought to see IRCTC kitchen before outsourcing catering work, while STPI has sent papers to New Delhi for allotting pantry space, senior IRCTC officials told DC referring to Ernakulam Info Park.
IRCTC brings to you the mobile website https://www.irctc.co.in/mobile with just a few clicks you can book your tickets using your Mobile Phones. IRCTC mobile website is convenient and easy to use, can be accessed from any browser enabled mobile having basic GPRS activated on phone.
Dep. from Chennai Egmore by Train no: 12661 Pothigai Exp at 20:05 hours
Arrival at Madurai at 05:20 hrs, Pick up from railway station. Proceed to Kodaikanal by Road. Check in Hotel at Kodaikanal. Visit to Green Valley View, Coakers Walk, Pillar Rock. Evening leisure. Overnight halt at Kodaikanal
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Night departure from Chennai central at 21.30 hrs Chennai – Mysore express
Arrival at Mysore junction and proceed to coorg. The journey takes approximately 3 hours. On the way visit Cauvery nisargadharma and check into hotel at Madikeri. Go on an evening sightseeing tour covering abbey falls, madikeri fort, raja’s tomb and raaja’s seat. You stay overnight in Coorg.
A trip to Tirupati from Chennai with a Seeghra Darshan by train or road is available from Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd, with confirmed train reservation road transfers and confirmed darshan.
Rail Package Details at Chennai-Tirupati Rail Itinerary
Please read on Road Package details
For details on the Spiritual tour, please check Spiritual Tour – IRCTC, WCSC – Chennai to Aliyar
Thanks Umesh for your comment on the post. Here are the package cost details.
Package cost for 1 person
Single – 5250
Double – 4000
Triple – 3250
Child with bed – 2300
Child without bed – 2000
Single – 5750
Double – 4550
Triple – 3250
Child with bed – 2800
Child without bed – 2550