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“Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta

Travelling is my passion and I can’t agree more with the above quote. Of course nothing can match what you have experience by actually being in some place, but I carry a lot of memories back from those visits and used to narrate  my experience to my near and dear.

Once I decide on a destination, I do take a lot of pain in planning my trip, so as to make the most out of the trip. It was the experience shared by travelers which often helped me but I do used to feel some gaps. In my travel diaries, I have tried my best to give the readers most of the required information which can alleviate doubts while travel planning.

2 comments

  1. Hi,
    I am traveling to bhutan in may from Bangalore. We are talking a flight from Bangalore to Kolkata.and then train from Sealdah to hasimara.i happened to book sleeper class tickets . Now I am little skeptical about the sleeper class.as I have never travelled via train in northern India.Do you think it’s a good/bad idea for 3 of us girls to travel via sleeper class train from Sealdah to Hasimara in terms of weather​, rush, safety ? Your insights would be helpful.

    • Hi Rashmi,
      On comfort point of view I would strongly suggest you to try for a 3AC ticket, as it could get hot and humid inside the train. Also unlike in South India, you would see a lot of unreserved passengers travelling in sleeper coaches. On the safety front, we had our bags chained to the hook under the seat (which you must do no matter what class you are travelling) as there are lot of cases of baggage loses.

      I booked sleeper class thinking that it wont be hot inside during October, but I was proven wrong. Now you can imagine the case in May. No worries, you can try for tatkal, as I did on our way back from Hasimara to Sealdah.

      Good luck
      Do write to me if you have any more queries.

      -Arunjith

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