District Judge Howrah Railway contact details

Have you dreamed of traveling by train in India for a long time or do you want to get to know a little more authentic life and come into contact with the locals? Then you should definitely be traveling by train in India. We have some of you Suggestions for routes in South India compiled. Even if there aren't as many in the south of the country as in the north, you won't have to miss out on the experience of a train ride.

However, some of the most popular destinations are in the south, such as Kerala not well connected and often it is easier rent a car and driver or just fly. In the interests of sustainability, however, we recommend taking train journeys wherever possible. And not just because of that. The Konkan Railway (also Southern Railway) route is one of the most beautiful train routes in India. It leads directly along the west coast and rewards the effort with beautiful views!

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The view from the trains in southern India is breathtaking (Credit: Steven Lasry - Unsplash)

From Mumbai to Goa

Train name: 10103 Mandovi Express (departs Mumbai CST)

Departure: 7:10 am from Mumbai CST

Arrival: 6:45 p.m. in Madgaon (if you want to go to North Goa, get off in Pernem or Thivim!)

advantages

Since this train runs during the day, you can enjoy the route in all its beauty. With the waterfalls, green mountains, rice fields and palm trees, you will remember this trip forever.

disadvantage

This train stops at every milk can, i. H. because of the many stops, it takes a particularly long time. So this train is only for those who can enjoy train travel.

Return trip

The 10104 Mandovi Express departs Madgaon at 9:30 am and arrives in Mumbai CST at 9:40 pm.

There are also other trains for this route, such as Konkan Kanya, a night train, or Jan Shatabdi, which reaches Goa in just 7 hours. However, this is not the most comfortable, as there are only seats and no loungers.

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The metropolis of Mumbai is also known as the city that never sleeps (Credit: UN Women / Deepak Malik)

From Goa to Hampi

Name of the train: 18048 Vsg Howrah Express (starts in Vasco Da Gama in Goa)

Only runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

Departure: 7:10 am from Vasco

Arrival: 2:53 p.m. at Hospet Junction (this is the closest station to Hampi)

advantages

This is the only train that goes from Goa to Hampi. The best thing about this train is that you pass through the Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa. Literally translated, Dudhsagar means sea of ​​milk, because the waterfall falls from a great height and the water foams like milk. This is an incomparable sight, especially during the monsoons. The train stops here for about a minute so that you can marvel at the waterfall.

disadvantage

Since the train doesn't run every day, you have to base your journey on the timetable.

Return trip

If you are coming back to Goa from Hampi, we advise you not to take this train. Because it is used in Calcutta, which is on the other end of India, it will definitely arrive late in Hospet and it will also be quite dirty. The alternatives are therefore to take the bus or rent a car. You have to know, however, that the roads on this route are not exactly the best.

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This train route is very special as it meanders along the mountain and rewards you with a view of the Dudhsagar waterfall

From Hampi to Mysore or Bangalore

Name of the train: 16591 Hampi Exp (starts in Hubli Junction)

Departure: 8:45 p.m. from Hospet (the closest station to Hampi)

Arrival: 6:10 am in Bangalore / 9:40 am in Mysore

advantages

This is the best and cheapest way to get from Hampi to Mysore or Bangalore. This train in India is usually on time and you won't waste a lot of time.

Return trip

The 16592 Hampi Exp departs from Mysore at 6:15 p.m. (in Bangalore at 9:50 p.m.) and arrives in Hospet at 7:40 a.m. the next morning - perfect times for a night train journey.

The colorful palace in the south Indian Mysore will inspire you

From Goa to Cochin

Name of the train: 16345 Netravati Exp (starts from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai)

Departure: 11:00 PM from Madgaon

Arrival: 2:10 p.m. at Ernakulam Junction

advantages

This train is the cheapest way to get from Goa to Cochin. In addition, there are rarely flights on this route. If so, the flights are mostly with a stopover in Mumbai, Bangalore or Hyderabad.

disadvantage

This train in India is one of the most used, especially by the locals. Therefore, tickets have to be booked well in advance as they sell out quickly (don't worry, we can do it for you, just write to us!).

Return trip

The 16346 Natravati Exp departs Ernakulam at 2:05 p.m. and arrives at Madgaon the next day at 5:00 a.m.

There are also other trains on this route. However, these do not run daily, so you have to see how they fit together with your travel plans.

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The landscape of the backwaters in Kerala provides a perfect backdrop for the train (Credit: Navaneeth Kishor)

From Alleppey to Varkala

Name of the train: 12075 Jan Shatabdi (started from Kozhikode (Calicut))

Departure: 6:15 pm from Alleppey

Arrival: 20:05 in Varkala

advantages

The journey by train is faster than by car and also much cheaper. If you are only traveling in Kerala, then this is it one of the few ways to experience a train ride. By the way, this train starts in Calicut and goes to Cochin (Ernakulam Junction) - these would be alternative destinations with this train in India.

Return trip

The 12076 Jan Shatabdi leaves Varkala at 6:32 a.m. and arrives in Alleppey at 6:15 p.m.

The beach in Varkala is a very special one with its cliffs (Credit: Henrik Jagels)

From Mumbai to Aurangabad

Name of the train: 12071 Jan Shatabdi Exp (starts at Dadar Station in Mumbai)

Departure: 2:00 p.m. from Dadar Station in Mumbai

Arrival: 8:35 p.m. in Aurangabad

advantages

This train is the fastest on this route because it has the fewest stops. You can also fly to Aurangabad, but flights only go very early in the morning or late in the evening.

Return trip

The 12072 Jan Shatabdi Exp departs from Aurangabad at 6:00 a.m. and arrives at Dadar Station in Mumbai at 12:30 p.m. - perfect for spending the rest of the day in Mumbai.

The Ajanta Caves are the highlight of Aurangabad because they are considered the cradle of Indian architecture

From Chennai to Pondicherry

Name of the train: 12635 Vaigai Exp (starts in Chennai Egmore)

Departure: 1:20 pm from Chennai Egmore

Arrival: 3:45 p.m. at Villupuram Junction (the closest station to Pondicherry)

advantages

Taking this train is the best and cheapest way to get to Pondicherry. In Tamil Nadu, rental car prices are relatively high, so train journeys are very budget friendly. If the train is not delayed, the journey is even less long than by car.

You can also take this train to Madurai in the far south Tamil Nadus drive!

Return trip

The 12636 Vaigai Exp departs Villupuram Junction at 11:42 AM and arrives at Chennai Egmore at 2:40 PM.

The small coastal town of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu is waiting for you with French charm

Traveling by train in India is a great experience - you will be amazed by the friendly people, the vendors who bring you chai and snacks and the breathtakingly beautiful views! Then what are you waiting for?!

If you need help with travel planning or booking train tickets, then just write to us and we will be happy to help!