Wedding Circuit

Yesterday we received the train tickets we had reserved over the Internet for our travels for the next two weeks.  (An amazing service, this – you make your reservations on the Indian Railways website, pay by credit card, and get your tickets hand delivered two days later for a fee of a little over a dollar per ticket. Used to be less, I think…)  We don’t actually have seats on any of the trains, but are hopeful that we clear the waiting lists by the day of travel.  (Unfortunately, we can’t take advantage of the various quotas, like Foreign or Emergency, over the web, and can only do it from the departing terminals, the closest of which is three hours away.)

Here is our itinerary for those of you keeping tabs.

20 December 11:45am:  Train #6012 – Mumbai Express from Chennai Central to Pune Junction.

21 December 9:35am: Arrive Pune.

21 December 6:30pm:  Wedding reception for Jai Suri and Priya.

22 December 6:25pm: Train #2129 – Azad Hind Express from Pune Junction to Howrah (Kolkata)

24 December 4:00am:  Arrive Kolkata.

29 December 2:00pm:  Wedding reception for Nisha Vora and Indi.

29 December 8:35pm:  Train #2863 – Howrah Yesvantpur Express from Howrah to Yesvantpur.

31 December 8:10am:  Arrive Yesvantpur (Bangalore).

We’ll probably spend a few days in Bangalore before taking an overnight bus back to Pondicherry.

Do let us know if you will be in town.  We already have a date to meet with Vandana J. in Pune on the 22nd. and Bauddhayan (Buddy) Mukherji in Kolkata on the 28th.  (Of course, we’ll be spending the rest of our time in Kolkata with Rosalie Giffoniello of Empower the Children.) And, we are going to try and see the Hemas in Bangalore on the 31st before they leave for the U.S.   We’d love to see you too!


4 Responses to “Wedding Circuit”

  1. 1 Deepa December 18, 2006 at 3:44 am

    Yoom –
    Just thought I should let you know that you can print an e-ticket off the net. Then you don’t even have to hang around to recieve the courier. You can book them from anywhere and print out the ticket.
    Go Southern Railways!! 🙂

  2. 2 yoomilee December 18, 2006 at 7:28 pm

    Thank Deeps! Unfortunately, we are waitlisted, so couldn’t print an e-ticket. Wish they’d hurry up and make up the chart!

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