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Haridwar to Rishikesh – Day 2
You can read Day 1 journey here.
After an intensely religious journey, thanks to our co-passengers in the train, I never realized that we had reached our destination. Actually, I was still trying to get some sleep when we pulled into Haridwar at around 2 PM.
Haridwar station is not big and as usual; sensing we are not locals, a large number of Auto and taxi drivers were after to ferry us where we wanted. We mechanically responded that we did not need one but …
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia »
COMING into Kuala Lumpur from any part of the world, the first thing people usually want to do is explore the city. Usually, the only way to get around in such situations as a tourist will be to either:
a) book a guided tour, or
b) use a hop-on-hop-off bus service, or
c) use public transportation.
Guided tours are ….. No, I am not going to tell you more. You can read my full article published on
Picture of the moment: Jeepney
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.
The undisputed king of the road, Jeepney is the most popular means of public transport in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left after World War II and hence the name.
I like the name. I find it very cute, very Indian.
A Jeepney waiting for passengers.
The moment your tourist bus drops you at the main tourist stop, an instant smile comes to your face. The first thing you notice about the quaint town Malacca (a.k.a Melaka in Malay) is its beauty and of course, the colourful attractive trishaws. So many Trishaws.
My educated guess is that this name is derived from Tricycle + Rickshaw.
Difficult to say, what are more beautiful…. Trishaw or the women.
Mostly yellow in color, they are
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia »
Public Transport in Kuala Lumpur
Coming into Kuala Lumpur from any part of the world, the first thing people usually want to do is explore the city. Usually, the only way to get around in such situations as a tourist will be to either
a) Book a guided tour or
b) use the public transportation.
Guided tours are privately owned, and they usually charge through the roof, so if you do a bit of preparation beforehand by looking up places of interest to visit in the city, the public transport system is more than …
Delhi Metro as we all know is the second metro to be commissioned.
Then after a series of delays, from one Ugadi to another, “Namma Metro” was finally flagged off in Bengaluru, the third in India fondly called Namma Metro, meaning “Our Metro”.
The stretch is a short one, just about 4 KM covering 6 stations.
I got the chance to
India’s toy or midget trains are small trains that run on historic railway lines up to a number of the hill stations in India. Although these trains are slow and can take up to eight hours to reach their destinations, they are quite popular among visitors. The mountain scenery is beautiful and makes the journeys really worthwhile.
As per my knowledge there are only four toy trains running in India, one each in four zones and each one of them being special in its own way.
1) East – Darjeeling toy train