Ellora Caves – Aurangabad

Ellora Caves are located around 30km away from Aurangabad city. Frequent buses are available for Ellora from Aurangabad Central Bus Stand on Aurangabad-Dhule Highway.

Ellora Caves is closed on Tuesday. So plan accordingly.

There are in all 34 Caves in Ellora.

Cave no. 16 – is the Kailasha Temple carved out of a mountain rock and has many intricate detailing depicting many stories along the walls. There is a giant elephant on the grand entrance. Also a stamb. If you interested in ancient craftsmanship and skills, you may take ample time in viewing this temple. You can take a short route up the hill that gives you a top view of the temple.

Near by Ellora you would find one of the 12 Jyotirling – Grishneswar Temple. You can plan to visit this temple along with Ellora.

Clean Indian Railways – How to get clean travel experience in your railway coach

Indian railways have been always blamed for their poor services and standards, however being the largest network of its kind. In an attempt to make the travel experience in trains a delightful one, Indian railways has introduced a cleanliness regime COACH – MITRA services via SMS or portal logging.

Why and When to Use this Service :

When you travel in Indian trains, you can expect crowd, dirt, unhygienic toilets, no bedrolls, dirty floor or berths, inoperating fans or lights and all the other things we experience and accept that things won’t improve.

So when you face the above next time, you know you can get them fixed or rectified.

How to avail this service :

Typical habit of Indian crowd. You tear down the place from where you might get help.

Anyway the railways realized it and used something that might sustain longer against the weird people.

Once you know what your problem is, you can just send a SMS in the below format.

CLEAN YourPNRNumber ServiceTypeCode

SMS to 58888

E.g. CLEAN 383837389 C

The SMS will cost you 3 Rs

You can log your request via portal http://www.cleanmycoach.com

How the action will be taken

You will get an SMS confirmation once the complaint is logged.

In some time you might get a call from the technician or cleaning supervisor regarding your coach and nature of problem. After attending your call, may be within 30 minutes someone will visit you and address your problem.

Once the problem is addressed you will be asked to fill the feedback form and you will have to share the feedback code you received from the services center. Once your request is closed you will get a SMS to intimate about it.

These services are not available between 10pm to 6am.

Reliability of this service :

First time I requested for cleanliness, it was after 10pm so they sent a message stating the time of operations.

Second time I requested for cleanliness, it was acted immediately within 30 minutes.

One of the traveller requested for bedroll, however he didn’t receive it. Not sure if that service is applicable in all trains for all classes. We were in sleeper class.

I hope you will have better travel experiences after using this service. It is primarily the duty of the passengers to keep the railways clean, consider it as their own property and even then if there is something that needs to be fixed or cleaned then they must for sure complaint or use this service.

Feel free to share your opinions or experiences in the comment section below.
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Stories of India – Passion

Passion in India is something your parents decide for you even before you know the meaning of that word.

Passion in India is something that your relatives force it upon you because tour cousin and neighbors have done great in that field and hence you must do the same to have a secure life.

Passion is something your trainer decides how and what you do it, even if you are good at some sports, you wouldn’t even think of it because there is no future in that sports. Well alas I wonder why we struggle to get a Gold Medal ?

Passion is something you should have so you earn a lot of money in the future and have a secured life.

Passion is something with which you should be able buy a house, car and other livelihood.

Passion is something you should have to be able to get married and weigh yourself in matrimonial procedurings.

Passion is something that defines you are a good egg even if you were supposed to be a plant.

Passion is totally on the wrong track.

Someone who is good at music is forced to become an engineer.

Someone who is good at sports is forced to take up college and work over.

Someone who is good at painting is forced to become someone else.

There are only a few who feel the passion in their heart and then choose to do it and continue to do it till the end of time.

If a guy is passionate to cook and if he is let to do so, he can become one of the best chef of town.

If a girl is passionate to become a naval officer and if she is let to do so, then she can become the best officer of the wing.

If when a kid develops the thoughts of compassion and wants to help people around her, if given enough encouragement and support, we can expect another Mother Teresa.

There are things that shape us when we are young. As humans we are now not at survival war in the jungle, but we have built our own survival laps. We run in the laps without reaching anywhere significantly.

Passion is a word that does not exist from where I come. And when it comes into existence it looses its original form and is merely a word to say but not felt within.