Around the tip in 15 days with IRCTC, Indian railway ticket booking ! à¤°à¥‡à¤²à¤µà¥‡
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Possible... not recommended. Not 6000 Km in 15 days, from Jodhpur to Kanyakumari and back up.
This is how a 30 day IRCTC (Indian railway ticket booking) pass looks like. No computer printout here.
I obtained this one in the Jodhpur train station. It was a chance I took, nothing to loose, since I only knew I need it 3 days in advance. See my story Sea Virgins.
The booking clerk was kind, although you do have to take it easy with Indians when you want something done quick. I know it may seem a contradiction, but you have to learn to dance it. Pressure or stress can yield opposite results. Can't hurry love... :)
In the abbreviations on the ticket, are all the major junctions and stations to switch trains. This was the itinerary i got from Dr. Arun Tyagi, the principal of RAU, the Chief doctor and the organizer/planner of this trip.
After all it was a unique experience. I took my time along the year I had traveled India and this was king of the race for the finish line. In this race I was in the driver seat, so for a change, everything was planned ahead for me. That was balanced the picture for me, I guess.
I do recommend this type of pass, however, pricewise. It is way less expensive then purchasing separate train tickets. You can get an extended one for 90 days. And then when time is out just get another. It is a big round trip, with multiple rides in a huge radius. You can always give up the last portion of the trip back to your starting point and go for a new ticket.... I think.
Happy journeys !
My India: Where every village is home - Experience !
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