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15 Travel Quotes

Here are few travel quotes collection by famous authors, unknown writers and proverbs on travel, wanderlust and travel quotations.

  1. “Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” Kurt Vonnegut
  2. “Visits always give pleasure; if not the arrival, the departure.– Portuguese proverb
  3. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle nowhere you find yourself.”– unknown
  4. “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” –Clifton Fadiman
  5. “I did not fully understand the dreaded phrase “terminal illness” until I saw Heathrow for myself.”–Dennis Potter, 197
  6. “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”–Unknown
  7. “For the born traveler, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.”–Aldous Huxley
  8. “Travel broadens the mind – but you must have the mind.”–G.K. Chesterton
  9. “The adventures that seem the scariest, most difficult and dangerous are usually the ones that you will look back on, smile about, and remember forever.” –Craig Guillot
  10. “The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.”–Louis L’Amou
  11. “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.”–William Least Heat Moon
  12.  “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” –Proust
  13. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”–Jawahar Lal Nehru
  14. “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming….”Wow, what a ride!””–Harvie Edward Ward
  15. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”–Mark Twain

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Indian Railways – The Next Generation E-Ticketing system

With the expansion of Technology, Ticket Booking through e-Ticketing site (popularly called as IRCTC) has increased manifold. With the passage of time,IRCTC e-ticketing application was demanding a high performance, secure and scalable upgrade so as to reduce the time of Booking during peak hours on site.
To provide more than 0.10 million concurrent users chance to book the ticket and also to cater the need of future growth in the coming years, Next Generation e-Ticketing (NGeT) application has been introduced by Indian Railways.
IRCTC has run direct mailers to the registered profilers:-

IRCTC direct mailers to registered users

IRCTC direct mailers to registered users

If migrated users try to use the earlier version, they will get a standard message

“Dear Customer, You have been successfully migrated to Next Generation e-Ticketing website. To Print/Cancel/File TDR of your old transactions done before migration, click “My Transactions” below. To book e-tickets , click “Proceed For Booking”.  After migration new transactions can be viewed in “Booked Ticket History” in Next Generation e-Ticketing website”.

IRCTC default message

IRCTC default message

You can access new e-ticketing site directly at  nget.irctc.co.in  and the site dons a new look.

IRCTC new application default page

IRCTC new application default page

 

The new application has been optimised to book 7200 tickets per minute while current system can reserve 2000 tickets per minute.

All in All, These are the main benefits for passengers (Source):-

  • Accessibility to site during peak load
  • Stringent User Registration process bringing down cornering of tickets by fictitious users
  • User friendly options shall improve customer satisfaction
  • Resume option to user to continue transaction from the point his session closed/Aborted
  • Automatic booking if user has successfully done the payment.
  • Informing the users through SMS regarding the status of incomplete transaction.

We, at TriporTrap, Hope that the migration to new advanced application proves better satisfactory results for the passengers with improved user experience, the better performance of the e-ticketing system and good source of revenue for the Indian Railways!

 

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World Cup Semi-Final depicted in 11 seconds

With the win of Germany over Brazil in World cup Semi final, the video is depicting the highlights of the match in just 11 seconds and we can’t resist to share with all.

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and also in gif format. (source)

Germany vs. Brazil – in gif format

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Karnataka’s First luxury Train- The Golden Chariot

Departure Schedule of The Golden Chariot- 2014 & 2015 updated in the Blog.

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Image The Golden Chariot – The Pride of the South India Rail journey

Royalty, Heritage, treasure of archaeology and cultural ethos manifest into one luxury train, which has been named after Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple at Hampi( A world heritage site); We are referring to India’s first disabled-friendly luxury train- The Golden chariot.

Image Exterior view of The Golden Chariot
(Pic Courtesy: goldenchariot.info)

The train has got inspirations from India’s original luxury train ”Palace on wheels” with greater detailing on comforts of the travellers. With 44 guest cabins, two multi-cuisine restaurants, on-site lounge bar, conference car, Spa, gymnasium- Karnataka’s luxury train, The Golden Chariot vies with its illustrious counterparts in India and abroad.

Travel like royalty! Pic Credit: Official Facebook Page Travel like royalty!
Pic Credit: Official Facebook Page

It has been awarded the title of “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train” at World Travel Awards, 2013 and Owing to its world class facilities; Golden Chariot has earned the recognition as one of the…

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Waiver of Inner Line Permit to explore Leh for Indian Nationals

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Shanti Stupa at Changspa
(Image: flickr/kkoshy)

Earlier Scenario:

Any Indian National, who wanted to explore the fascinating beauty of Leh and parts of it, had to take permission for Inner Line Permit from Office of District Magistrate,Leh. Tourist who wanted to visit places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri had to visit the office on a working day along with photographs and other documents. This has caused a lot of hours surfing sites for clarification and In order for due to border sensitive areas in Ladakh, which are located along the ceasefire line with Pakistan (LOC) and China (LAC), an inner line permit issued by the DC Office in Leh was necessary for the protection of the Indian Nationals.

Changed Scenario:

Latest orders passed by DC office of Leh (Orders copy), Indian nationals no longer need permit to visit areas mentioned in Orders copy. Government issued ID cards eg. Indian Passport, Driving License, Election ID card, PAN card, Aadhar card etc. will be checked and treated as inner line permit for following areas:-

  • Dah and Hanu (Khaltse – Domkhar – Skurbuchan – Hanudo – Biama – Dha route.)
  • Pangong Tso (from Leh to Merak Village.)
  • Tso Moriri (Leh – Chumathang – Mahe – Korzok.)
  • Loma Bend (Leh – Chumathang – Mahe – Nyoma – Loma Bend.)
  • Nubra Valley (Khardung La, Diskit, Hunder, Turtuk, Pachathang, Tyakshi, Sumur and Panamik.)
  • Tangyar (Leh – Sabhoo – Digger La – Khungru Gompa – Tangyar, only for trekking.)

The foreign nationals shall, however, need to obtain a proper permit from the office of  District Magistrate, Leh on a working day. However, to visit places like Hanle, Chusul, Tsaga, beyond Loma bend, Chumur, Marsimik La, Batalik sectors, Indian Nationals too require permit.

 

Happy Travelling!

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Srinagar Tulip Festival 2014: A festival of Floriculture and tradition

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Tulip festival has begun at Tulip garden, Srinagar.
(Pic Source: Wikimedia Commons/Abdars)

Asia’s largest tulip garden on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar is an awesome floral extravaganza which attracts million of tourists every year. The tulip garden is known as Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden (previously Model Floriculture Centre). Conceptualised by former J&K Chief Minister in year 2006-2007, this tulip garden celebrates Tulip Festival each year.

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Cultivated Purple Tulip on display at the Tulip Garden.
(Pic Source: Wikimedia Commons/Abdars)

20 million multi-coloured tulip bulbs of 60 varieties provides a heavenly view to all visitors. The Tulip Garden is surrounded on three sides by the Nishat Bagh and Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens of Srinagar. 

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Tulips in full bloom at the Tulip Garden in Srinagar.
(Pic Source: Wikimedia Commons/Abdars)

The delicate flowers in different hues and colours are developed with to provide tourists with an added incentive to visit the Valley. The Flower bed sprawls all over the foothills of the towering Zabarwan Mountain Range, overlooking the beautiful and the world famous Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar imparts a mesmerising ambience to this 90-acre tourist attraction.

The Srinagar Tulip Festival is held during the first two weeks of April each year. Due to only 15 to 20 days shelf life of this fragile flower (depending on weather & temperature), the window of opportunity for viewing the tulips is limited.

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Pledge to Vote : Every vote counts

Google India has started a holistic campaign, keeping into mind the next Parliamentary Elections 2014 in India. The Campaign as such is  called as Google Politics & Elections which will act as Elections hub to study, watch, discuss, participate in digital campaign trail of various participating agencies such as Election Commission, Political Parties and Ordinary Voters.

Google India started the project with the video featuring Mr. Shyam Saran Negi, – oldest voter in Himachal Pradesh & Independent  India’s first-ever voter. Mr. Negi lives in  picturesque village called Kalpa, located at an altitude of 10,000 feet, in Kinnaur district  and he wants no Indian to miss out on the coming electoral battle as he has never missed to vote since 1951.

Google India has this Link where voters can Pledge to Vote with a message and as along with the Pledge can check latest Trends of Political Parties.

We hope, India’s 81.45 crore electoral population will choose a fair and stable government who will try to increase the Tourism, spread the Incredible India brand overseas and make policies & infrastructure for the betterment of Tourism in India.

Happy Voting & Happy Travelling!

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