Train journeys from Delhi to Jaipur is about to get an upgrade’ now you can cover the distance in 90 minutes. In recent reports available, the Ministry of Railways has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with an Italian company FS-Italferr, for the proposal of building a high-speed train track, which will make it possible to cover Jaipur from Delhi in a 90-minutes.

FS-Italferr, the infrastructure and engineering company based in Italy will prepare a feasibility study, keeping its focus on the creation of a semi-high speed rail corridor between Delhi and Jaipur. The train track will be built with the aim of increasing the speed of the train and reduction of travel time. The proposed track will be aimed to achieve the speed of 200 km per hour from the now the maximum speed of 110 km/hr. The time saved will be drastic as the train track will complete the journey in 90 minutes from the prevailing 4-5 hours train journey.

Delhi and Jaipur are located at a distance of 309 km. In current scenario the distance is traveled by train is a span of 4 hours 30 minutes. The average speed being 75 km/hr on an average, and maximum speed at 110km/hr.

Reports state that the Ministry of Railways has written to Northern Railways, Delhi, and North Western Railways to help and support the Italian company, to complete the feasibility report for the proposed high-speed Delhi-Jaipur train track. Authorities are compiling information on: the pattern of operation among two stations, passenger's load, freight trains on the route, their speed and length, feature of the tracks double or single, infrastructure including bridges, platforms, signaling, etc. and number of level crossings between Jaipur and Delhi. The compilation will aid in the feasibility report.

The Indian Railways initiative once implement will be a game-changer. It will not only join two cities but provide easy access to famous Golden Train Circuit of India (Delhi, Jaipur & Agra), quite famous among travelers from all over the world. This high-speed train initiative will foster growth in tourism, business and also make luxury trains more affordable for tourists.

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The Indian Railways have introduced luxury on tracks, with the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express. Refurbished under Indian Railways' Operation Swarn, a host of new features have been added premium train plies between two major cities of India- Delhi and Mumbai and its new look at the same fare is good news for train travelers.

From comfortable and clean seats, LED lighting to swanky and more hygienic toilets, well-trained on board certified staff has been deployed in the coaches to help passengers. 
Improved Interiors
Starting with the changes in its interiors, all coaches are covered with vibrant blue and orange anti-graffiti vinyl wrapping that brings in color and brightness. Also, LED lights have been provided in all coaches which has helped increase illumination by 25% while also reducing the energy requirement by 50%. As a tribute to the cultural heritage and monuments of Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat, a number of amazing photographs have been displayed to improve the d├ęcor, look and feel of the train. Glow-in-the-dark berth indicator boards, retro-reflective destination boards and coach numbering plates have been added to help passengers to face no hassle in the dark as well. The connecting coaches have also been fitted with hollow mats of superior quality. Also, the vestibule doors (doors connecting coaches) have been refitted with an easier operating mechanism. Even the seating area have been made "squeaky clean" and enhance the experience of traveling.
Hygiene & Cleanliness 
The premium train now revamped has made a number of changes in the toilet for improved hygiene and cleanliness. Anti-graffiti vinyl wrapped interiors with floral design grace the walls and ceilings. Fittings like better quality taps, health faucets, LED lighting, two way taps, scrapper mats on the floors, improved dustbins, premium quality mirrors and bio-degradable paper seat covers have also been provided in the washrooms. The Indian-style toilet has also been given a modular revamp. Auto-janitors have been installed in the washrooms to control foul odour and ensure fresh-smelling toilets.
Luxury services 
Adding to the luxury feel, Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express train guests traveling in the First AC coach will not be given wide pillows, printed bed sheets, premium quality line to blankets with washable covers. New design curtains change the entire appearance while digital watches also indicating temperature and humidity have been added. Stainless steel dustbins, wooden stools, vibrant LED lighting will enhance the experience. Even the toilets and shower area in the First AC coaches has also been improved. Automatic biodegradable personal seat dispenser has been provided in the toilets. Yet another feature that has been introduced for the First AC coaches is a new design food serving trolley to keep food safe and hygienic. 
Other improvement in the premium Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Train include that information related to the safety of passengers and services available on board has been put on a single notice board in each coach. Also, modular doors have been provided over electrical panels as per an improved design by RCF. 
The new and improved loaded with luxury train Rajdhani Express will change the experience of traveling from Delhi to Mumbai and vice-versa. Ready to give it a try?

A visit to Singapore is sure to leave you surprised the first time round. It’s one of the few countries in the world where you find a perfect balance between nature and modernity. The city also offers immense opportunities for entertainment, especially for children. There are several things to do in Singapore with kids that keep them thoroughly entertained.

Singapore has numerous family-based attractions including zoos, theme parks, sunny beaches and botanical gardens. While some activities are meant for pure entertainment, there are others that teach the kids a thing or two while letting them enjoy all the while. If you have not been to Singapore, or are looking to have a gala time with the top things to do in Singapore with kids, then this blog is for you.

Visit S.E.A Aquarium on Sentosa Island

S.E.A Aquarium, on Sentosa Island, apart from being a topmost Singapore attraction, is one of the top places in Singapore to have a gala time with your kids. If you have always wanted to watch the marine life at close range, then this is the place to head to. The size of the aquarium will blow you away and the variety of marine life contained in it, ranging from stingrays to jellyfish, will leave you absolutely stunned. To enhance your experience, stay at the Ocean Suite room with underwater aquarium views.

In the Gardens by the Bay

In the Gardens by the Bay is a fulfillment of Singapore’s vision of a “city in a garden”. It covers an enormous size – spanning across 101 hectares of reclaimed land. The Far East Organization’s Children’s Garden, with its interactive playgrounds and water gardens, is the place to head to with your kids. A kids’ favorite is the Cloud Forest which is covered in cool mist and contains the world’s largest indoor waterfall. A walk along the elevated boardwalk gives you splendid views of the Singapore Skyline, Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands (all of them incredible pieces of architecture).

Enjoy the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show

One of the top things to do in Singapore with kids is enjoy the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show. The Marine Bay Sands Light and Water show lasts around 15 minutes, and consists of colorful lights shooting up in the sky from the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands. The lights are accompanied by lively music, making the entire show even more entertaining. With its dancing water fountains and colorful visual arts, this show draws crowds in large numbers.

Take a Singapore Night Safari

Take your kids for a Singapore night safari, your kids will thank you for it. The safari consists of a 40 minutes tram ride which lets you, and your kids, watch the wildlife and gain a better understanding of their habitat. A unique experience is experiential dining, which allows you to enjoy dining in close proximity to fire-eating tribal dancers or dine abroad a tram which traverses the park.

Have fun at the Adventure Cove Water Park

Water parks are always enjoyed by both kids and adults alike, and Adventure Cove Water Park is no exception. Whether it’s dashing down the water slides, swimming in the wave pool or taking on the challenge of high-ropes course and maze, it’s all about fun, adventure and excitement. An added attraction is the snorkeling experience provide by the park.

Try local food at the Hawker’s Stalls

If, after all the fun things to do in Singapore with kids leaves you hungry, head to the Hawker’s Stalls for some cheap and tasty local food. The best part is that, you will find a hawker center at every shopping center and community. Some of the popular ones are Gluttons Bay (on Marina Bay), Satay by the Bay (Gardens by the Bay) and Chinatown’s Maxwell Food Centre, among others.

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Take a Duck tour on Marina Bay and Colonial Area

Taking a Duck tour is fun because of the excellent sightseeing it provides, and the added commentary teaches you a lot about the history and culture of Singapore. The Duck tour, which lasts about an hour and takes you on the waters of Marina Bay after passing the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Statue and Marina Bay Sands. You are also taken through the picturesque old colonial area, which is home to beautiful pieces of architecture.

Take a trip to the Art Science Museum

Museums are always great places for visiting with kids, and the Art Science Museum is no exception. Its architecture (the building resembles an outstretched hand or a bunch of bananas) itself is quite interesting. The entire building, like so many others in Singapore, has been built in an eco-friendly manner. There are several theme or idea based galleries. The multimedia room inside the museum focusses on important discoveries like Leonardo Da Vinci’s Flying Machine. You also find artefacts from Titanic, Harry Potter film sets and other such curious items.

Explore Chinatown

Exploring Chinatown is one of the best things to do in Singapore with kids. It has a happening vibe and is a great place to just hang out, engage in some shopping and enjoy the delicious food. Walking and exploring the markets is really fun and convenient here, because there are pedestrian-only streets available. As much as it is crowded and bustles with activity, Chinatown is also quite clean and beautiful.

Go in circles with Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is a noticeable presence in Singapore’s skyline. It is Asia’s largest observation wheel, and takes you almost 165 meters above the ground. From one of the 28 air-conditioned glass capsules, you are provided magnificent views of historical landmarks like the Marina Bay, Singapore River, Raffles Place and Padang. It’s interesting to know that the Singapore Flyer featured in the reality TV show, The Amazing Race in 2010, as well as The Amazing Race Australia in 2011.
In the recently organized ‘The Great Indian Blog Train’, by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) and Tourism Ministry 60 bloggers from 23 countries, including India were shortlisted. The bloggers would promote the Luxury Trains of India by having a first-hand experience on them.

15 bloggers out of the chosen 60 boarded the Palace on Wheels, one of the Indian luxury trains, from Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi on 7th February 2018. The incredible venture will take bloggers on wonderful sojourn of 7 days on Maharaja Express, Palace on Wheels, DeccanOdyssey and Golden Chariot. According to the tourism ministry, a group of 15 bloggers will be travelling in each of the trains.

The bloggers were selected based on the number of their followers. These chosen bloggers will travel across the length and breadth of India covering various states and writing about them.

As per the reports, this initiative will lead to widespread fame for the destinations along with the luxury trains. This could be so done by the videos, blogs and photos published by the bloggers or Instagramars about their experiences of the voyage.  The luxury train operators and the railways are expected to be benefitted by the campaign.

The second group will be commencing their journey from Delhi on Maharaja Express on 10th February 2018. Further, the third group will embark upon their journey from DeccanOdyssey the same day from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.

The last group will begin their expedition by traveling in Golden Chariot on 19th February 2018 from Bengaluru.

According to the statements, the bloggers will be hosted by The Railway Board, the state governments of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka and the IRCTC - the tourism arm of the railways.
India is a land of spiritual beliefs. Many people from every nook and corner visit the spiritual destinations of the country for seeking blessings. The more they visit, they more they get closer to the God. Every religion is sacred here and is treated equally.

The pious terra firma is the holy abode of many God and goddess of different religion. Spirituality has transformed many religious places into pilgrimage. Let us head towards a sacred sojourn to know more about these intriguing religious places in India.


Varanasi is woven with spiritual ethos. This city of Shiva is one amongst the seven sacred cities in Hinduism. A common belief that whosoever dies on this pious land gets free from the circle of incarnations, brings lots of tourists here. The holy Ganga meanders through Varanasi and enhances its sanctity. The river washes away all the sins of the people and receives a due respect in form of famous Ganga Aarti in the evening.

Places to Visit in Varanasi

Dashashwamedh Ghat – where Ganga Aarti takes place

Kashi Vishwanath Temple – iconic riverside temple dedicated to Lord Shiva

Sarnath – Buddha preached his first sermon at the Dhamekha Stupa in Sarnath

Manikarnika Ghat – the holiest ghat where human souls find salvation upon cremation her Statue of Standing Buddha

Best Time to Visit Varanasi - The pleasant weather from October to March makes it the best time to visit Varanasi.

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Haridwar clearly implies to ‘Hari ka dwar’ meaning ‘Gateway to the Lord’. Another sacred city in India is famous as the origin place of river Ganges. The ancient ‘Sapta puri’ is also the place where Kumbh Mela is held after every 12 years. Numerous devotees of Lord Shiva, called as ‘Kanwariye’, walk miles to reach here in the month of July in order to collect the holy water of the river. Pilgrims also head towards this religious destination in India on various holy occasions to take a sacred dip in the river.

Places to Visit in Haridwar

Har-ki-Pauri – attend famous Ganga Aarti of Haridwar and take holy dip in the river

Mansa Devi Temple – A ropeway ride to the temple is an incredible experience

Chandi Devi Temple
– Another hilltop temple offering scenic views

Bharat Mata Mandir – Sanctum sanctorum devoted to Hindu goddess

Best Time to Visit Haridwar - October to February


Nestled amidst the breathtaking hills, Rishikesh is the small town known for Ashrams. This tranquil city offers Yoga and meditation facilities. The serene banks of Ganga are the ideal platform to get indulge into a spiritual retreat. Soak in the natural beauty along with praising the divine aura.  Tourists seeking for seclusion and spiritual holidays are welcome at the ‘World Capital of Yoga’.

Places to Visit in Rishikesh

Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula – a popular pilgrimage attraction

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple – the place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison

The Beatles Ashram – Beatles’ perspective towards the world changed here after attending a meditation session.

Swarg Ashram – an ideal destination for solitude seekers

Parmarth Niketan – one of the top yoga centers in India

Best Time to Visit Rishikesh - September to November and early March to first week of May is the best time to visit Rishikesh.


Amritsar owns a high religious importance for the Sikhs. But, the holy city of India is visited by people of almost every religions. The iconic Golden Temple is the center of attraction and takes spiritualism to a whole new level. This gilded temple tells the tales of many historical Sikh events. Savoring the delicious Langar here is a must. Many other divine places dot the beatific land.

Places to Visit in Amritsar

Golden Temple/ Sri Harmandir Sahib/ Darbar Sahib – the holiest Gurudwara which is the epitome of equality and human brotherhood

Jallianwala Bagh – Show reverence towards the innocents who lost their lives in a brutal massacre

Wagah Border - witness and admire the patriotic zeal of Indian soldiers towards their nation

Amrit Sarovar
– take a holy dip in Amrit Sarovar to wash away all your sins

Durgiana Temple – This Lakshmi Narayan Temple matches the architecture of the Golden Temple

Best time to visit Amritsar -
October to March is the best time to visit the land of Golden Temple

Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya is the holy land where Lord Buddha got enlightened under the Bodhi Tree. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Mahabodhi Temple is the source of spiritual bliss. The serene town is one of the holy Buddhist pilgrimages in India. The divine site also draws Hindu visitors for performing the sacred rituals known as ‘Pind Daan’ of their deceased ones..

Places to Visit in Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi Temple Complex – a holy pilgrimage for Buddhists housing the Bodhi tree

Great Buddha Statue – Bow down in front of the tallest Buddha statue

Bodhi Tree
– Gaze at the Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha got enlightened

Thai Monastery – Another place dedicated to Lord Buddha

Muchalinda Lake – the snake king Muchalinda protected Buddha from the storm

Best time to visit Bodh Gaya - September to January serves as the pilgrimage season whereas November and February are the perfect months to visit Bodh Gaya.


The devotional Tiruvannamalai attracts both Hindu pilgrims and spiritual seekers alike. This sacred city in India is home to Mount Arunachala which is believed to have magical characteristics to calm the mind. Moreover, it is the blessed city where Lord Shiva is worshipped as the element of fire at Annamalaiyar Temple. This ‘silent place’ on the Earth is also noted for Sri Raman Ashram.

Places to Visit in Tiruvannamalai

Seshadri Swamigal Ashram – best place for meditation

Fire Agini Lingam Temple
– the temple with eight directions

Arunachaleswarar Temple – a must visit on a full moon day

Thirumeeyachur Lalithambikai Temple
– A place where Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam was recited by Sri Hayagriva to Sri Agastya

Varuna Lingam
– the temple is devoted to lord Varuna, the deity of West direction

Best time to visit Tiruvannamalai -
Tiruvannamalai is best visited in the months of October to March and between June and September.

The spiritual significance of India can’t be measured in number of religious place it has. But, you can rest assure that visiting any of the spiritual place in India will leave you to wonder about the supreme powers of the God.