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A Summer of Travel

July 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Abhishek’s vacation ends soon, and we are now on to our last travel, after Surat, China (HK, Shenzhen, Shanghai) and Chennai. This time, it is a 3-day visit once again to the Jain temples in Palitana. We will be going by train, like we did last year. It is a 13-hour train journey, and one I am looking forward to once again.

Train journeys have a charm of their own and with Abhishek also starting to like them, we have been making some plans of our own. One of the ideas I have given him is to go by Rajdhani to Delhi in either December or during his mid-term break next March.And then when he is older, to do the coast-to-coast train ride in the US.

Given that Abhishe’s school follows the IGCSE system, the vacations are in June and July. Having been used to vacations from mid-April to early-June while I was growing up, it will take some time getting used to this new vacation schedule!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Akshar // Jul 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Do have a look at Himsagar Express route too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himsagar_Express

  • 2 Praveen // Jul 30, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Rajesh, when you say coast to coast in US, do you mean east coast to west coast?

    If yes, what is the duration and approx cost for the tickets?


  • 3 Raj Oswal // Aug 5, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Mr. Jain,

    I always also enjoy train rides in India. For some reason, whenever I take flights, I just feel so “Americanized”…

    Last year, I tried the Toy Train to Simla…very nice and highly recommended. Another nice train ride was from Trivandrum to KanyaKumari. I look forward to travelling to East India by train as well sometime in the near future…


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