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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Top 10 Places to Visit in Bangkok , Thailand

Travelling to different locations gives us a lots of experience exploring the outside world as well as giving us a sense of relaxation. My dream destination spot is Bangkok. I have heard a lot about it and have them seen in movies and is one location that is in my bucket list.

So now that I have decided my location, it is time to search and research more about Bangkok special spots. And the more I come to know about Bangkok, the more I became culturally connected with it and wanted to visit it soon. Not only for me, the below lists will help all those who looks for some amazing things in Bangkok. 

Top Places that I would like to visit in Bangkok

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (The Wat Phra Kaew ): The Grand Palace in Thailand is the first place I would like to visit. With over 100 of buildings having a history of 200 years of architectural experimentation along with the most important chapel of Emerald Buddha which has a relative connection with India (being first created in India in 43 BC by Nagasena in Patna), I am more than thrilled to visit this place. The Buddha statue is named “Emerald” for its green color although the secret is that its is made of Nephrite Jade. The beauty of this whole place is its architecture in the walls of the buildings and its surroundings that speaks a volume about the changing architecture during the various reigns of the kings. The place is enormous and I can't get enough of seeing the place only through images. Being a believer in Buddha and higher spirits, I want to visit and feel the positive vibrations all around the Grand Palace.

Emerald Buddha Bangkok

The Temple of Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho): Next, I like to see another major Buddhist temple in Bangkok with a 160 ft Buddha statue lying in a horizontal posture and hence the name "reclining". By the look of it, you can see how huge the statue is and if you ought to know the meaning of his position, here is what I found. This is a place where the traditional Thai medicine and Thai massage was born. The statues that is seen here were all created showing yoga positions ( that's amazing). And on the walls, one can see engraved teachings that explains all about Therapeutic points and energy pathways. What an informative place it should be! Yes, I would love to see these age old wisdom of knowledge and in fact get myself one such Thai massage.

Wat Pho reclining Buddha

The Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun): My third in list is the temple of Dawn named after the Hindu god Aruna who is said to be the charioteer for Surya, the Sun God. According to Hindu mythology, he is now seen as the reddish glow of the sun in the early mornings. Also, this temple reinforces a mystical symbolism on all its four sides with images of the guardian gods. Another "wow" factor is that this temple marks the Thailand’s beauty of the rising sun and glows in the light during sunset. Being a believer and traveller, I love to see and immerse myself in the beauty of Wat Arun.

wat arun

The Temple of Golden Buddha: Next in line is yet another Buddhist temple known as "Phra Buddha Maha Suvarna Patimakorn", the world's largest solid gold statue (about 3 meters tall) located in the temple of Wat Traimit, Bangkok in Chinatown. It is said to be the miracle of Indian craftsmanship. The whole statue of gold is said to be in nine parts that fit perfectly with each other. A special key can be used to disassemble the statue, to facilitate its transportation and then can be fitted again together into a perfect shape.Wow! hats of to our ancestors knowledge and wisdom.

Golden Buddha

I am amazed at these rich wisdom, Buddhist temples and amazing architecture that has been preserved in Bangkok. Well, now its time to see other interesting stuffs, get some Thai foods and do some shopping around.

Bangkok Klongs: Klongs is another famous tourist spot because of its floating market with fruits, vegetables and sea-foods all sold through boat travelling through a canal. It is a completely different yet traditional lifestyle that I wanted to witness and in fact, love to have a sneak peek on their type of foods they have.

Floating Market Bangkok Klongs

Jim Thompson House: Yes, it is a museum created by Jim Thompson in Thailand. This place proudly presents an insight to the ancient and traditional architecture having a collection of various old Thai structures from all over Thailand. It would be really amazing to see these collections and in fact learn a lot of Thai’s way of living. I must go there at least once.

Jim Thompson House

The Giant Swing: Another religious structure in Bangkok with a Hindu connection. This huge structure has a story related to Lord Shiva and the Naga serpent. While the pillar of giant swing denotes Earth where Lord Siva rules, the base of the giant swing denotes the Sea where the Naga rules. To celebrate this event in history, it is said that every month a swing ceremony called Ceremony of Tri-yampawai is held according to that of the Thai lunar calendar. Yes, I would like to witness one swing ceremony, know more details of this event and see in fact how they celebrate it.

Bangkok giant swing

BTS Sky train: Imagine travelling on elevated stations (above ground) that is constructed on three levels and that too in a train. The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok, Thailand with two major directions helping you to explore Bangkok in a quick and convenient way. All trains have an AC, LCD monitors (for advertising through) and 4 doors on each side per car. So, I will be taking my chance to explore all around Bangkok travelling in BTS Skytrain.

BTS Sky train Bangkok

FOODS and More FOODS

Thai Foods: A travel with without food is always incomplete. Thai Foods are the highlights of Bangkok, and having seen or tasted only the version of Thai foods, I guess it is time to make my visit truly memorable. My Thai food lists includes 
  • Som Tam ( a type of Salad)
  • Gang Keow Wan (Thai green curry)
  • Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles)
  • Kai Jiew Moo Saap (Thai style omelet) 
  • Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)
  • Gai Pad Pongali (Chicken and Thai yellow curry)
  • Pad Pak Bung Nam Man Hoy (Crispy vegetables)
  • Sang Kaya Fug Tong (Pumpkin and coconut custard)
SHOPPING ! SHOPPING !

Shopping Venues: Is it worth travelling to a new country without doing any shopping? Definitely not! I would rather do some window shopping at least instead of returning empty handed. Khao San Road is very famous for shopping in Bangkok. With its budget accommodation and shops attracting visitors, it is also called as a backpackers' destination. My uncle told me that they sell lots of handcrafts, clothes, paintings, clothes, low cost products and many books which can be bought at a good price.

bangkok Khaosan Road

Central World: It is yet another famous shopping plaza complex in Bangkok, Thailand which is said to the sixth largest shopping complex in the world. Do I want to miss this? Nope! Whether I do my shopping or not, I will have a walk around on this shopping plaza seeing different types of stores related to fashion and lifestyle products. It was said that the Central World was once the busiest shopping place in Bangkok but after a fire accident in May 2010 with the collapse of Zen department and then following repairs, it was reopened again in Sept 2010.

central world bangkok

Bangkok, is truly a vibrant city of great skyscrapers and wondrous shopping malls. With so many Buddhist temples, cultural architecture, vibrant traffics, interesting Thai massages and tasty Thai foods, it is no wonder Bangkok is the top most tourists attraction in the world. For the final goodbye - Yes, Bangkok is marked in my calender and when I return back home, I will have lots of wonderful memories to share, tons of photos to be preserved and yes, of course with my shopping bag.

All images related to Bangkok are sourced from Wikipedia which are licensed under free use of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Things to consider when Travelling Solo


What you MUST do when travelling solo (for Women) :

Travelling with family and friends is always fun, and you end up bonding, relaxing, and making unique memories, but sometimes, travelling alone is also a very good idea. You can soak in the sights and sounds without any distractions, and you can also learn much more about how to travel, how to communicate with people, and how to get by with the transport available. 


Travelling solo gives you time for introspection, contemplation and mental relaxation. It also helps you get away from your everyday, regular life, and more often than not, you end up coming back after having made unique friendships, connections and observations.

But as a woman, travelling solo cannot be a spontaneous decision prompted solely by whim. Apart from practicalities which need to be taken care of in terms of luggage, one must also take care of other things in order to ensure a safe, fun, enriching trip.

1. Research: Some internet research on the place you will be visiting is a must. You should know a little about the culture, the roads, the language, the important sightseeing spots, and other such things.

2. Keep your essentials handy: Medicines, emergency kit( with a torch, some liquid cash, some bars of chocolate and a mosquito repellent) , clean underwear, the essential items of clothing, such as comfortable pants/jeans, good, wearable shoes which will be comfortable at all times, and your important documents should always be with you.

3. Mode of Transportation : The first thing one must do after arriving at the destination, is to find out about economical,but safe modes of transport in the city, and to find out about the most common forms of transportation which the locals take on a regular basis. For example, if travelling to Bombay, find out about the local trains, the lines, and the stops the train makes. Also, find out about train timings.

4. Always pre-book hotel rooms: It is always better to pre-book hotel rooms instead of running around from one hotel to another. And if you are booking the rooms online, make sure that you read the user reviews which are posted. They are very helpful in providing you with information on the quality of the room.

5. Travel Light : Travel light, and have a plan as to what you want to do once you get to the place. If you’re a woman who is travelling alone, it is best to carry luggage which you will be able to haul by yourself. There is no point in carrying ten different dresses and matching shoes with them. Also, you should have a rough idea about what you want to do once you get to the place. Even if you just want to relax, make sure you’re not outside, looking clueless about things.

6. Safe Food : Try not to eat dubious street food: while the more adventurous at heart cannot help themselves, if you have other people travelling with you, then handling stomach problems or other health repercussions might not be so hard, but when travelling solo, take care of your health, because if the street food makes you sick, you will end up in bed without anyone to take care of you, in a strange place, where you know very few people.

7.Emergency Kit:  Always carry emergency entertainment in handy .There might be times when you cannot venture out. A book, or your iPod is a must, otherwise you might end up boring yourself .

Guest article from www.glad2bawoman.com. Glad2bawoman is an online media company for women with over 75,000 members. The articles on their site encompass various topics around
Health, Empowerment, Relationships and Fashion.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

SpiceJet connects Pondicherry with Mumbai, Delhi & Bengaluru from mid January 2013


SpiceJet Ltd, India’s most preferred low cost airline said that it is pleased to provide affordable air connectivity to Pondicherry , a popular destination among tourist. And so is the people of Pondicherry .

SpiceJet also added that its airline would be deploying Bombardier Q400 aircraft on these routes. The Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft can accommodate 78 passengers and is widely accepted as the best short-haul aircraft globally. 

Schedule* (as per SpiceJet Airlines) :-
Flight No.FromDestinationDepartureArrivalFrequencyFirst flight
SG 3305BengaluruMysore12:2013:101,3,514th Jan 2013
SG 3306MysoreBengaluru13:3014:201,3,514th Jan 2013
SG 3305ChennaiMysore10:4013:101,3,514th Jan 2013
SG 3306MysoreChennai13:3016:101,3,514th Jan 2013
SG 3305BengaluruPondicherry12:2013:104,6,717th Jan 2013
SG 3306PondicherryBengaluru13:3014:204,6,717th Jan 2013
*All Flights subject to regulatory approval
1 – Monday, 2- Tuesday, 3- Wednesday, 4- Thursday, 5- Friday, 6- Saturday, 7 - Sunday

Booking of tickets for these destinations are open now and commercial flights will commence from January 14, 2013 and January 17, 2013 to Mysore and Pondicherry respectively.

Tickets can be booked through www.spicejet.com or Toll Free Reservation at 1800 180 3333 / 0987 180 3333 and through Travel Agents. For more details on schedule and fares please log on to www.spicejet.com.

Recent Updates :



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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Flight Tracker India

Track Your Flight 
Live Flight Tracking from Cleartrip (India)


Flight information is provided by ClearTrip, and is subject to its Terms of Use under Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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Flight PNR Status Live Feed


AIR INDIA




AirIndia Airways PNR Status Check

Passengers can check their PNR status of their AirIndia Airlines reservation by following the above link
Essential : 
PNR number 
Flight number
Departure Date

- For India one can dial the toll free number or can contact the customer service at 022-27580777 or 0124-2877777. For USA Air India flight status contact number is 1800-223-7776.

- UK or Canada can dial 800-635-0041 or 1800-625-6424 respectively for checking Air India flight status by phone. 

JET AIRWAYS



Jet Airways PNR Status Check
Passengers can check their PNR status of their Jet Airways reservation by following the above link
Essentials : 
PNR number 
Passenger First name
Passenger Last name

SPICE JET


SpiceJet Airlines Status Check

Passengers can check their PNR status of their SpiceJet Airways reservation by following the above link
Essentials : 
Confirmation number (located on ticket)
Departure Date
Email ID

KINGFISHER AIRLINES


Passengers can check their PNR status of their Kingfisher Airways reservation by following the above link
Essentials : 
PNR number 
Passenger Last name

INDIGO AIRWAYS


IndiGo Airlines Status Check

Passengers can check their PNR status of their Indigo Airways reservation by following the above link

Essentials : 
Booking Reference:
Departure Date

Email ID

JETLITE


JetLite Status Check


Passengers can check their PNR status of their JetLite Airways reservation by following the above link

Essentials : 
Passenger First name
Passenger Last name
Booking Reference



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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Puducherry (Pondicherry) Airport and Aviation Services goes On Stream

Years of Planning has finally bore fruit to Pondicherry Aviation and its People .Puducherry government has spend a major amount of money to make this project take life. An amount of Rs.18.95 crore was spent for land acquisition for building up the Airport and its service centers and another Rs.9.83 crore for construction of box culvert for the sewage pipe lines crossing the runway.

Airport center operations , services and training has been done by Orient Flight Service ,the aviation wing of Hindustan Group of Institutions in Pondicherry .Established in 1994, OFS is been approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India.

pondicherry airport

Anand Jabob Verghese , the director of OFS and additional director of Hindustan group of Institution has told in his interview that thought the preference of Aeronautical Engineer has large scope of pay scale and work in this industry, he should also have some knowledge in other branches of Engineering be it mechanical, electrical or software according to today's shift in technology .

pondicherry aviation service

A private sector PATS( Pondicherry Aviation and Travel Services ) run by Mr Srivivasan Yadav , is a flight service center operating at Pondicherry airport helps in providing recruitment and training of support staff including flight planning services and customer services .

Contact of PATS (as from Google sites)- Tel: 0413-2256281 ,  9790032778

This move is expected to revive the economic growth and there by increase the travel potential in Pondicherry City making the already acclaimed Tourist Spot more stronger

Tourism minister of Puducherry, P Rajavelu has already revealed that Spice Jet Airlines will operate flights from Puducherry to Bangalore from October 10, 2011 through The Times of India Journal . "The Spice Jet Airlines has got clearance from the Ministry of Civil Aviation to operate flights from Puducherry to Bangalore from 10th October 2011," he said.

On Oct 17,2012,  he also added in an informal chat with the news-person that in the present condition only small size aircrafts could be operated and hence, the administration was holding talks with institutions such as Spicejets, Kingfisher etc as per Chennai Online Journal

Chief Minister N Rangasamy said that the works on the terminal building has almost been completed and is likely to go on air in few months .He also added that Talks are on with certain private players including Jet Airways, Kingfisher and SpiceJet to operate the services - Source [ZeeNews]

According to sources from The Hindu, the airport expansion is done in two phases , with Phase 1 of extending the existing runway by 260 metres was taken up to enable landing of ATR type of aircraft along with ground support facilities and in Phase 2 , extension of an additional 1,100 meters of runway by acquiring 200 acres in neighbouring Tamil Nadu State limits to operate large jet aircraft.

Phase 1 has been completed to handle AAI type of landing and takeoff with a terminal building supposed to handle 300 passengers  and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

So owing to the facts from credible sources, the first flight to be operated by Spice Jet  from Bangalore to Puducherry would be in the first week of December 2012

Operator : Spice Jet.
Pondicherry - Chennai - Bangalore.

Timings and other credible informations would be updated as when it is available 


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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Places and Directions in Pondicherry City

The below map is the Interactive Map of Pondicherry City.

Click on the Blue Bulb for the information of that particular place. Use zoom in (+) and Zoom out (-) options for zooming purposes . To move around the map up ,down, left or right,make use of the drag option( a hand that appears when the cursor is on the map ) .On the right side,the four tabs Map, Satellite, Terrain and Earth represents how you want to view the map.

Optional: You can collaborate/ edit the Map and  add more information of any particular places that you know .I have made it public for people use . Adding more infos that you know will help expand the Pondicherry network and thereby helping more people



View Pondicherry in a larger map


The above Map is created and updated by www.pondicherrywiki.com




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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Pondicherry Beach

Pondicherry Beaches are unique in its beauty and have lots of people strolling on the corridors and pavements on the beach almost throughout the years.It is one of the most favored part in the city.I recently wrote an article about this beach and I rewrite it here as it revives the beauty of the beach with a sweet story that had won me a competition.

The story of the beach starts from here....
Summer has officially started with heat wave building up as Agni Nakshatra ( Kathiri Veyyil) as usual on April in my home town , Pondicherry.With the ongoing heat that will last till June, frequent current cut-offs and rolling sweats on foreheads warning my body to rehydrate more , the health conscious "me" always equipped my refrigerator with lots of summer fruits like water melon ,oranges, lemons, mango, grapes and curds. But with summer holidays on start (hurray!!) and lots of excitement for parks, Tours and get-together, there is more work outdoors than indoors.

Krya was my assigned task for taking her a day out in Pondicherry , whose coast line is the Bay of Bengal Beach itself.

Paradise Beach , Pondicherry

The Beach Harbour -a view from other side of the road
Beach & Gandhi statue view from Cafe lounge
Having born and brought up in Pondicherry, I have known this beach to be the best , impressive place to stroll and have a great time to watch the waves.The breathtaking vision of the gleaming waters under the morning sun brought liveliness and radiance to the beach.Adding to it were the architectural buildings and monuments that stood facing the sea .I told Kyra all about the French rule , how the French got attracted to the Pondy and set it as their home and also about the historical French architecture that separates itself from the rest of Pondy.We took photograph under the 4.25 meters Ganthi statue that stood majestic gaurded by eight exquisitely carved monolithic pillars brought here from Gingee and erected in 1866.I even told Kyra about a secret behind the Gandhi statue (which was told to me by my father), which still many Pondicherrians aren't aware of.There was once a tunnel below the Gandhi statue that leads all the way to the Gingee through which these pillars made by a single stone was transported to Pondy .But failing to resurrect it after few suffocation and deaths , the Government finally closed it for good.

We then shopped for hand-made crafts made by using sea-shells from the shore from Four-squares that stood lining near the Gandhi statue. Kyra loved the chains, and toys made from seashells and embellished herself with them.I took her to the beach-side cafe  lounge where we had the best cafe just overlooking the Beach.She just loved the cold drinks served there.

Then, I took her to another spot a little outside of Pondicherry with a few miles ride away from Paradise Beach .

 The Serene Beach, Pondicherry
Exotic pass-time under the golden sands
Having a dip under the shallow waters of serene beach, Pondy
Beach under the Summer Sun
And it stands up to its name.Away from honking vehicles and active city , it is the most serene place that stretch itself all along the coast with golden sands having little secrets of hidden sea shells that lures people to experiment with its possessions.We indulged ourselves in various activities like swimming , boating, canoeing , etc that is been served as a Tourist attraction .We made sand castles  and also made patterns with our hands and legs on the fine beach sand.

It was a perfect place and day for sunbathing and swimming with a perfect partner in place.I was very much relived of escaping the summer sun with such a lively company who enjoys splashing waters everywhere and and who knows how to stay protected from the summer sun.We then brought tender coconuts that were sold on the beach side and sat on the sand chatting and drinking as we admired the Reddish Orange sparkles of the setting sun.

"Summer", I thought , "it can' t be avoided but still can be made wonderful if only we have the right attitude to make it enjoyable".The Sun rays that peeped through my window sill in the morning now succumbed into the oceans slowly as we neared the end of the day.

Kyra and I parted with a heavy heart and this day with the summer girl took a special place on my diary having the best time under the spell of waters on the bright sunny day.And finally I blew kisses to my native town Pondicherry  for it had saved my day with its exotic beach location .

What more a beautiful explanation with photographs would be needed to write an article about the Pondicherry beach 
- The above article & photographs are copyrighted to pondicherrywiki

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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Puducherry Museums

Museum is an information center that holds the history of a particular place.The cultures ,the arts, the specimens left behind  and the way of life the people lived in the past is been explored and stored for the future studies and entertainment aspects for the people.In short, is it the real experience of history that's left behind.


Pondicherry Museum 
Established in 1983 , the Pondicherry museum is situated in Rue Roman Rolland Street of Pondicherry . It houses sculpture from Pallava, Chola and Vijaynagara temples. There are Budhha images from Kirmampakkam (pondicherry) and bronzes from the Chola, Vijaynagara and Nayaka periods including arms and weapons.Pondicherry has interesting artistic past which can be found through the displayed terracota figures,burial urns, glass beads , shards of Arretine and Roulletted ware that have been excavated from its ground.The Pondicherry museum houses some of the interesting collections of sculpture is located in the Bharathi Park.There is also a very good collection of snail shells brought from the Pondicherry region.Apart from the specimens of Chola and Pallava art of Pondicherry and Karaikal, this museum also includes Tanjore and glass paintings, colonial prints and contemporary oils, pastles and water colors.

Being a French colony in the past, it also had some French period furniture,paintings, mirrors, porcelain,lamps, crockery and curtlery.Also the remains of archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement has a place there in the museum detailing the historical past of the buildings and the material used in the past.

Location
49 St Louis St
Old Law Building,
Opposite Government Square
Pondicherry

Open Timings :
Morning : 9.40am-1pm
Afternoon 2-5.20pm,
Closed on Mondays.

Admission Fee : Rs2.


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Friday, 25 May 2012

Sri Aurobindo Ashram , Puducherry

One of the influential place in Pondicherry, this ashram was evolved for spriritual realisation founded by the Sri Aurobindo , one of the leaders of the Nationalist movement as well as a spiritual leader along with his collaborator the Mother. After Sir Aurobindo,The Mother carried on his work until November 17, 1973 and till now by many other spiritual peoples of the ashram

As depicted by the Mother, Sir Aurobindo was quite in both heart and mind, has a very observational  power and a strong positive vibrational force that he has achieved through Internal Yoga .


All quotes are from the Collected Works of the Mother.

Sri Aurobindo came upon earth to teach this truth to men. He told them that man is only a transitional being living in a mental consciousness, but with the possibility of acquiring a new consciousness, the Truth-consciousness, and capable of living a life perfectly harmonious, good and beautiful, happy and fully conscious. During the whole of his life upon earth, Sri Aurobindo gave all his time to establish in himself this consciousness he called supramental, and to help those gathered around him to realise it.
from Volume 12, On Education, p.116
(24 July 1951)

I have seen Sri Aurobindo doing this in somebody's head, somebody who used to complain of being troubled by thoughts. It was as if his hand reached out and took hold of the little black dancing point and then did this (gesture with the finger-tips), as when one picks up an insect, and he threw it far away. And that was all. All still, quiet, luminous...
from Volume 9, Questions and Answers 1957-58, p.254
(8 January 1958)

Sir Aurobindo was also a great writer who had written many works under the name of The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga , Savitri, Karmayogin,Bande Mataram — I–II,Essays Divine and Human,Essays in Philosophy and Yoga ,Vedic and Philological Studies and more.All his works and his history can be downloaded from the official website Sri Aurobindo

To download Sri Aurobindo's works - Click Here 

IMPORTANT DARSHAN DATES  
ASHRAMS TIMELINE 
15 August 1872 Sri Aurobindo's birthday
21 February 1878 The Mother's birthday
24 April 1920 The Mother's final arrival in Pondicherry
24 November 1926 Siddhi day or the day of Victory
02 December 1943 The Mother inaugurates the opening of a new school
5 December 1950 Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi day
9 December 1950 Sri Aurobindo's body laid to rest
29 February 1956 Day of the Supramental Manifestation
17 November 1973 The Mother's Mahasamadhi day
20 November 1973 The Mother's body laid to rest
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Buses Bookings and Bus Timings in Pondicherry


Bus Services Official Information
PRTC - Pondicherry Road Transport Bus Timings
TNSTC - Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation
TNSTC-Contact information
E-booking / Mobile Booking of Official TNSTC Bus
TNSTC / SETC Reservation Center
Online Booking of Bus Tickets through Makemytrip.com
MTC -Metropolitan Transport Corporation Buses Fleet and Scheduled Services
MTC Volvo A/C Bus Timings Official Link
Book Bus Ticket through Ticketvala.com
Book Bus tickets through RedBus.com

TNSTC provides a variety of services for Online Booking through their website. These includes
  • Semi Deluxe Buses
  • Super Deluxe Buses
  • Video Coach Buses
  • Ultra Deluxe Buses
  • Air Suspension Buses
  • Air Condition Buses
Link  :  Online Booking

MTC Metropolitan Transport Corporation Buses
The latest informatoin regarding Bus Services /Types in MTC Bus services
  • Single decker - Leyland - 1483
  • Tata
  • Semi low floor buses - 1774
  • Vestibule buses -100
  • Mini A/C - 4
  • Low Floor buses
  • Volvo A/C buses - 100
Total Buses =  3461 buses 

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Friday, 13 April 2012

Pondicherry Bus Stands - Routes in and around Pondicherry

Pondicherry has well connected bus routes to Chennai, Villupuram, Velankanni, Chidambaram, Mayiladuthurai, Dindivanum, Nagapattinam and Cuddalore.The main bus stand of Pondicherry is the New Bus Stand which is located at M.M.Salai ,opposite to Hotel Mass.The pondicherry bus timings extends throughout the day as well as on a daily basis. People can do the pondicherry bus booking from these counters from which the bus leaves.


Pondicherry Bus stops are spread everywhere across the city.
And the main stops are :( by ascending order)


Aurobindo Ashram
Bell Tower Stop‎
Bus Stop Karuvadikuppan‎
Bus Stop Shivaji Statue
Bussy Street Bus Stop‎
Chinna Kadai Bus Stop‎
Clock Tower
Ellaipillaichavady Stop‎
Gandhi Nagar Bus Stop‎
GH Bus and Tempo Stop‎
Govt School Bus Stop‎
Indira Gandhi Square Stop‎
Jawahar Nagar Stop‎
Jeeva colony‎
Kadhirkamam Bus Stop‎
Kamban Nagar Stop‎
Mettupalayam Bus Stop‎
Moolakulam Stop‎
Muruga Theatre Bus Stop‎
Muthirarayar Palayam Bus Stop‎
Navalar Nedunchezian Stop‎
New Mofussil Bus Station‎
Old Bus Stand‎
Pondicherry Railway Station‎
Poniyamman koil stop‎
PRTC Depot‎
Shanmugapuram Bus Stop‎
Sri Lakshmi Transports‎
Subiah kalyana mandapam / Thilaspet stop‎
Tagore nagar stop‎
Thattanchavady Bus Stop‎
TN SETC
Vaanavil Ashok Nagar Bus Stop‎

You can browse the stops and the routes below the map

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IRCTC Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd Mobile Applications

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) have partnered with Three  providers for its Mobile Bookings and Services.They are as follows:

NGPAY Mobile Application
It is the India 's largest mall on Mobile application where you can Book Tickets, Shop and Pay bills in  fast, easy and a secure way.It works with almost any Mobile Phones and morever it is free .All you need is a GPRS connection on your Mobile Phone which can be easily got from your Network Provider.It uses an unique 6 -digit- pin security for your Transaction.Transaction is very secure as it has been independently certified for financial transactions by leading security firms and financial institutions.You can download the free application by SMS ngpay to 56767 (or) visiting ngpay website from your Mobile Browser (or) from Google Play .Payments can be done easily since ngpay offers a number of choices from Bank Accounts,Debit cards,all VISA and MASTERCARD Credit card, Diners Club Credit cards and Cash cards.The beauty of this service is that it has an application ATMxpress where you can check balance, transfer funds, request cheque books, buy/sell mutual funds, buy insurance products, recharge your mobile and more! For help you can call their toll-free number 24X7 on 1800-2-666-555.


PAYMATE Mobile Application

PayMate applications can be retrieved from their website by entering your Mobile Number [Download Link]
After you have received your link , follow instructions to download your application .Once Done,you are on your way to E-booking your tickets in a hassle free ways .As seen from the above image, you have the option  to book your Train tickets,Air Tickets, Movies,Utility Bills, and even Shopping.You also can check your PNR status ,Fare and Cancel your tickets too.You  get the confirmations on ticket by PayMate through SMS and email with transaction details.Payment is also easy since they accept PayMate, GiftMate and Credit Card both Visa and MasterCard.Recently,PayMate has patnered with Tata Teleservices and Corporation Bank fro Green Money Transfer which helps the user to send or receive money almost instantly via their mobile phone fast and secure.

ATOM Mobile Application
Atom is a Simple and Secure Mobile Commerce platform which enables you to buy IRCTC tickets and make payments for host of other services by using your mobile phone which include IRCTC Train Ticket booking, Movie Ticket Booking, Bus Ticket Booking, Bill Payments etc. amongst other services.All transactions are Pin protected so customer’s card details resides on phone. Hence cannot be accessed or misused by anyone even if the phone is lost or misplaced.It works on all GPRS enabled handsets and you can pay for the tickets by using your credit & debit cards.You also get an instant SMS confirmation of transactions and immediate receipt of E-tickets on your email.

Download free application here (or) by visiting their website atom with your Mobile browser.
Install atom Mobile Application from Google Play for Android - Install Now


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Online Ticket Bookings for Train , Hotels ,Tours Packages, Mobile bookings using PayMate ,etc...



Pondicherry- The Trains in Pondicherry currently have a good connectivity between Villupuram and Chennai . Also you can travel to Tirupathi, Mangalore ,etc depending on availability and Timings .See Pondicherry Train Timings 


TOUR PACKAGES AND HOTEL ONLINE
Online booking of Tours conducted by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) and hotel accommodation in TTDC Hotels in Tamil Nadu.Tour packages include
General Package
Train Package
LTC Package
Optional Package
Summer Special Package

Official Bookings 

TRAIN TICKETS ONLINE
An official website by the Ministry of Railways "Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation " or IRCTC helps in guiding and catering to the needs of individual booking Train Tickets Online.They have two systems of booking
E-Ticket - Guides
I-Ticket - Guides

Install Indian Railway Information Application  (with almost every info)  from Google Play for Android / iPhone  -INSTALL NOW
You can also get Agents to help you get details and tickets about Train - Get Agents 

Enquiries
Trains Running Information by Indian Railways  - Official Link
Indian Railways Passenger Information - Official Link
Indian Railways Tatkal Scheme - Official Link

Railways Information on SMS
Just send an SMS on 57886 through your mobile phone now to get any information on Railways. You can check Train Alert, PNR Status, Train Status, Seat Availability, Train Schedule, Train Information, Train Time Table, Train Fare. SMS Commands for Number 57886


Sms HELP TRN to 54959 and get the list of services and their commands.
Sms TRNLINK to 54959 and receive the link to access these services via WAP (mobile browser).

See more at Indian Rail Goverment SMS help 

MOBILE TRAIN BOOKINGS
Train tickets on your mobile!It is Free !!
IRCTC and PayMate launch Search.Book.Pay service for Indian Railway tickets on PayMate’s mobile payments application.Start paying with your Mobile -convenient ,secure ,easy and hassle -free.

Sign Up here for PayMate
Download PayMate’s application for your mobile -Download

Use the app to book flight tickets, movie tickets, check PNR status,Train route and even  to shop.

MORE ON MOBILE BOOKINGS, APPLICATIONS AND HOW TO DO GUIDE
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MTC Bus Fleet and Scheduled services

Official Timings as from MTC.org

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Pondicherry Train Timings




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ONLINE TRAIN BOOKINGS
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. have their portal to register yourself to book your railway ticket online. An official website by the Ministry of Railways "Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation " or IRCTC helps in guiding and catering to the needs of individual booking Train Tickets Online.They have two systems of booking
E-Ticket - Guides
I-Ticket - Guides

You can also get Agents to help you get details and tickets about Train - Get Agents 

Enquiries
Trains Running Information by Indian Railways  - Official Link
Indian Railways Passenger Information - Official Link
Indian Railways Tatkal Scheme - Official Link

Railways Information on SMS
Just send an SMS on 57886 through your mobile phone now to get any information on Railways. You can check Train Alert, PNR Status, Train Status, Seat Availability, Train Schedule, Train Information, Train Time Table, Train Fare. SMS Commands for Number 57886


Sms HELP TRN to 54959 and get the list of services and their commands.
Sms TRNLINK to 54959 and receive the link to access these services via WAP (mobile browser).

See more at Indian Rail Goverment SMS help 

MOBILE TRAIN BOOKINGS
Train tickets on your mobile!It is Free !!
IRCTC and PayMate launch Search.Book.Pay service for Indian Railway tickets on PayMate’s mobile payments application.Start paying with your Mobile -convenient ,secure ,easy and hassle -free.

Sign Up here for PayMate
Download PayMate’s application for your mobile -Download

Use the app to book flight tickets, movie tickets, check PNR status,Train route and even  to shop.

RAILRADAR™  
Mapping your Train Live!
WATCH LIVE INDIAN TRAINS MOVING AND FIND INFO'S IN RAILRADAR

RailRadar™ is an interactive map which allows users to watch movements of trains which are currently running in India.It uses all different types of tracking mechanisms and the software that supports it, while highly reliable, is also complex.




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