Jonathan Lee

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India

General Information

India, such a vast country, yet such an easy country to navigate, by train of course…………

Indian Railways is a massive system but you can find everything you need to know relating to train times, costs etc etc on the following Websites:

Indian Railways

Indiarailinfo

Erail

To book your train tickets prior to your visit you can only do this via one place in the UK, this is SD Enterprises Ltd. Based in Wembley in North London, Shankar Dandapani (the SD of SDEL) offers an excellent service and will cater for your whole trip and not just your train tickets if you so desire.

For the Rail Enthusiast

For information on Indian Railways the best forum to seek advice, find information or post your own information is the IRFCA Forum which you will have to become a member of to be able to post on.

For those wanting to understand their Indian Railway geography The Great Indian Railway Atlas now on its second edition, is available from Samit Roychoudhury via his website.

 

Railway Photography

India February 2014

Prologue My second solo trip to India, hot on the heels of my first one two months previous! I’d had this trip planned in my head for a few years now but it was a trip that didn’t need to be forced as the area it was covering wasn’t either being electrified or having a Read the Rest…

India October/November 2013

This trip had been planned very early on in the year. I’d had an idea of what i’d wanted to cover well before I put fingers to the keys and got it electronically typed up. It was to be a half re-run of a previously ill fated NE trip to Dibrugarh and would also cover Read the Rest…

India February/March 2013

This trip was largely a recovery trip based around us missing out on a load of track in Bihar 12 months previous due to Patna Junction’s interlocking system being renewed creating havoc in the area, resulting in very late and cancelled trains making it impossible to plan anything so we’d got out of there. With Read the Rest…

India – November 2012

Those of you having read my my India reports from the last couple of years know I’ve had a bit of a rough time of things and had various issues put in my way by Indian Railway’s, and even by God himself to prevent my plans from seeing themselves out the way they should. I’m Read the Rest…

India February 2012

A cracking trip, considering the bad start we had. In fact it was about as shocking as they come. After landing in Delhi and spending the morning freezing our nuts off on the morning commuter trains, we flew to Kolkata with Indian Airlines and went overnight to Malda Town, via Katwa. The following morning we Read the Rest…

India October 2011

This trip was a lot earlier in the year than any of our other trips and as such meant the Monsoon hadn’t quite finished completely. Even at 01:00 on the morning of arrival it was hot and humid in Mumbai…… The day in Mumbai was spent travelling round the local area getting various bits of Read the Rest…

India March 2011

Talk about changing the plan. This trip was one constant change from start to finish, even before we left the country. And all thanks to DLW spitting out WDP4Bs like they were coming into fashion. Thanks to someone spotting the ever reliant Avadh Assam Express with a WDP4 we had to change our plans from Read the Rest…

General Photography

India March 2017 – Nilgiri Mountain Railway

This is an extract from a longer railway trip of mine but as railway journeys go, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is well worth getting out of bed for. Friday 3rd March 2017 (A journey on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway to Ooty) It was definitely a rude awakening at 0430 but I was soon into my Read the Rest…

India October/November 2013

This trip had been planned very early on in the year. Part of it was to cover NE India after an ill-fated trip a couple of years previous resulted in us not getting to the far reaches of Dibrugarh, Ledo & Dangari; the resulting plan had me covering vast distances and crossing the following states Read the Rest…

India February/March 2013

Having traveled to Bihar a little over 12 months previous with some quite disastrous consequences as far as my travel plans went I was keen not to be beat by a “small” setback and this trip took me pack to Patna where we lost out on a lot of ground on that last trip. It Read the Rest…

India November 2012

This trip was a relatively short one, only 2 weeks, and having flown into Mumbai we traveled through Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka before heading on to Australia from Bangalore. A comprehensive report of my travels can be found here in my Railway section. Maharashtra Andhra Pradesh Kerala Tamil Nadu Karnataka

India February 2012

This selection of photos was taken during a Railway trip to India which covered quite a distance, including the States of West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Haryana. All of my travels in India are by train and my long distance train travel is always booked before flying out to Read the Rest…

India October 2011

We got about a bit on this trip, starting in Mumbai on the west coast we ended up in Puri, Orissa, on the east coast before Jammu Tawi in the North West state of Jammu & Kashmir and ended in Delhi! The highlight had to be seeing the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, during the Read the Rest…

India March 2011

This trip was very hard work indeed but looking back on it after the even I wouldn’t have done anything differently and we managed to beat everything that the Railways threw at us during our journey even if we did almost miss our flight home in the end…….. For the full story please see the Read the Rest…