India mapped rail routeHandy when there is no cyber cafe near by & you want to change your Travel schedule based on trains information .. Dialing 131 these time is very cumbersome & limits information try this article ::: Route map with table number (http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/tag/PDF/Route%20map.pdf)
Train Help from all India to any part of India…
Courtesy India Railways..
Above Image maps whole India on rail routes.
Step -2 Spot Your Destination to reach that route you will get route numbers ( They are actually table numbers you have to search for )
step 3- Go to Indian railway web sitehttp://www.indianrailways.gov.in/tag/index.htm
Under table number select the table number as given in above route map.
The Pdf will give you detailed view of all the trains in that route , departure times , all stops , week schedule , all stops everything that you can enquire about train ( Other than present availability of the seats in a particular train .. for that visit www.indianrail.gov.in or www.irctc.co.in )
Based on the table you can plan your trip accordingly as to which all place to visit , which train to take .. even when you are booking tickets while traveling this pdf will be very handy )
I used it especially when I have to change my plan during my journey . I planned for a south India Trip for kodaikanal – Madurai –Rameshwaram- kannayakumari – kovalam – allpy – coimbatore – ooty – Bangalore – kochi with my mom & dad , I had to alter my travel plans many times because of many reasons like .. not knowing the place perfectly , sometime it took longer time because of crowd ,inaccessibility of some place , some places were so great that we spend more time that planned ( that’s what the traveling means spending time where your heart says so without thinking of anything else), this documents were very handy that time just 3 table print out & I had all information about trains ..sometime I took bus routes because of no proper trains at the time I wanted .. but this document was very very useful for me . I recommend you to have it anyways Indian government is publishing it for free on there site.
I want to reach kanniyakumari & presently I am in coimbatore . from the travel map I can see trains which reach kanniyakumari are route number are 70 , 26 ,86 ( 26 & 86 being major route ) ,
now my present destination I can see route 86 which covers kerala major parts or I can go till thrisur to catch route 26 , depends on your choice the route you want to travel . lets suppose I choose route 86, I go to web page
Coimbatore-Kanniyakumari Information – From the Above chart I can find that I can take a train 6626 which will depart at 6.30 & will reach at 18.06 , seeing at the chart I can also find that if I want to go via triruvananthapuram there at 3 trains i.e at 7.55 ,7.55 , 2.06 . also train from kanniyakumari will start at 6.03 so I can spend evening at triruvananthapuram so I can plan my triruvananthapuram visit accordingly.
Take a print out of this table , even if you donot use it at least keep it in your badge , you never know when you are in need when no internet café’s are near by .