How to Get Online Srilanka Visa

Srilanka is a growing tourist place for Indians. Now it easy is to get online Srilanka tourist visa, earlier it was visa on arrival for Indians.

Now you need to get an approval through  Electronic Travel Authorization online before your arrival. You need to  pay the visa fees of $10 through credit card. First you need to apply with your passport no,  address, contact address in srilanka etc in the online visa application form and pay the fees. You can also get ETA at the airport, but need to pay extra charges.

Srilanka tourist visas are valid for 30 days and normally give double entry and Srilanka business visa is also valid 30 days but with multiple entry.

ETA for Srilanka will be normally approved within 24 hours and will receive through email. And you can check the status of your Srilanka visa online as well. You can apply for the Online Srilanka visa here. or check more info at the Srilanka Embassy. 

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KSRTC Launches Mercedes Benz Buses

Now you can travel by KSRTC Mercedes Benz Buses. KSRTC is introducing new Mercedes Benz Buses to ply in 5 main routes. Hope they will introduce it in other routes as well. The Mercedes Benz bus charges are same compared to Volvo Bus charges in small routes but more in longer routes.

KSRTC Mercedes Benz Buses Route, Timetable and Fare

  • Bangalore Mysore 07.40, 08.00, 17.10, 17.30 Rs. 260/-
  • Mysore- Bangalore 12.10, 12.40, 20.30, 20.50 Rs. 260/-
  • Bangalore- Shimoga 10.00, 14.00 416/-
  • Shimoga-Bangalore 23.00, 23.30 426/-
  • Bangalore-Tirupathi 10.45, 23.00 370/-, 400/-
  • Tirupathi-Bangalore 12.15, 23.15 370/-, 400/-
  • Bangalore-Chennai 23.40620/-
  • Chennai-Bangalore 22.25 620/-
  • Bangalore-Hyderabad 20.40 780/-
  • Hyderabad-Bangalore 17.30 780/-

Some of these routes maybe started later. You can book online KSRTC Mercedes Bus tickets at KSRTC website.

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Kerala Transport Online Booking

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSTRC) finally started online  booking.

Now anyone can make booking for Kerala Tansport buses on 188 reservable schedules which includes 3 A/C Volvo, 15 A/C, 31 Super Deluxe Air Bus, 26 Super Express, 81 Super Fast, 28 Fast Passenger and 4 Ordinary services.

Kerala Road Transport has started 11 Online reservation counters in various centers like Trivandrum Central, Kottarakkara, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Bangalore Satellite, Bangalore Majestic and Coimbatore.

You can book online reservation anytime over the internet until one hour before the departure of the bus. You can make payment through credit/debit cards only. In the website you can find out the seat availability, timetable etc.

Even though the online ticket booking interface is easy, the Kerala transport website need to be improved.

You can make Kerala Transport online booking here.

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Download BMTC volvo bus routes

BMTC Volvo buses which is known as Vajra now ply to many routes in the city. These bmtc Volvo services makes bus travel comfortable. But often it is difficult to know which all routes these buses are plying. If you want to know the routes and list of BMTC Volvo buses, then download this pdf.

In this list you have all the bmtc Volvo routes, starting point, and the places through which it goes and destination point. This list also has Volvo bus routes to Bangalore airport.

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Make Ksrtc booking 30 days ahead

Now you can make ksrtc booking 30 days in advance. Earlier ksrtc tickets could only be booked in 15 days advance. Now this new facility will help the travellers who use ksrtc online booking or ksrtc reservation counters to plan their travel in advance. This is a good move by the KSRTC understanding the needs of the travellers and also to build cash reserve.

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How to Access Railway Reservation Info through Mobile Phones

Do you want railway reservation information fast on the move? Want to know the PNR status, seat or berth availability or arrival or departure details of trains. Now most of the mobile companies offer this service. All the services are charged.

Here are how you can find these information through your BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea mobile phones. These services are handy when you are travelling. Out of all these services the easiest and fast is to find the railway ticket PNR status, others are tedious process and time consuming. Just enter the PNR no and you will get the status by SMS.

Railway reservation info through BSNL Mobile

In your BSNL mobile, select Cellone services

Then under Travel and choose Railways and access these info PNR status, Train availability and Seat availability

Airtel Railway pnr status

In Airtel mobile phone, go to Airtel live services

Under Utility services select Rail

To check PNR status, Enter PNR no

For Seat Availability, enter train no, Enter date of journey date/month, enter start railway station and end railway station.

you can also get Current Status, Time Table, Train search

Rs.3.00 will be charged per sms.

Vodafone Mobile Railway timetable
In your Vodafone mobile, Go to Vodafone services and select info services and under travel choose Indian railways to get PNR status, Train Schedule, Seat availability, Train Time timetable.

Idea Mobile

In your idea mobile phone, access Travel, and select railways to get these services PNR Status, Train Finder, Train Details, Availability

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Book online tour packages for Delhi

Are you planning to have a tour in North India? Often it is very difficult to plan a tour and we have to adjust to the demands of the tour operators. Most of the time travel agents maynot give us clear tour plan and package details.

Now Panickers travels in Delhi gives options to choose and book tour packages online through their website. They have tour packages to visit Delhi and New Delhi and tour packages to Agara, Jaipur, Shimla, Chandigarh etc. These tours are to tourist places in Delhi and other places in North India in A/C hitech buses and volvo buses.

The online tour booking is little confusing.First, you select the tour package in the homepage. Then in the second page select the date of journey and no of passengers and book. Then again you need to select the tour package. In this page you see the fare and the number of seats available. Another box will appear with details and book buses button. Select book buses and then you can see the seats map available for booking. Select the seat and pay the money with credit card. Then you can print the ticket for your travel.

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38 Websites of Regional Passport Offices in India

Passport Offices in India

There are 38 regional passport offices in India. In order to apply for Indian passport you need to go to the passport office in the place where you are staying. You can get passport forms and also apply for new passport through Post Offices also.

Passport Office work on all weekdays from 9.30 am -5.00 pm. Saturday is holiday.

Here are the websites of passport offices which will give you all the information you need to apply for Indian passport. You can download passport application forms and also make passport status enquiry through these websites. In some passport offices websites, you can apply passport online and in some you can schedule new passport application submission and renewal of passports by applying online.

The main Indian Passport website is here.

State wise Regional Passport Offices

Passports Offices in Gujarat



Passport Offices in Punjab



Passport Offices in Karnataka


Passport Offices in Kerala





Passport Offices in Tamil Nadu





Passport Office in Madhya Pradesh MP




Passport Office in Chandigarh


Passport Office in Orissa

Passport Office in Delhi

Passport Office in Uttar Pradesh



Passport Offices in Andhra Pradesh



Passport Office in Goa


Passport Office for Assam and North East


Passport Office in Rajasthan


Passport Office in Jammu



Passport Office in West Bengal


Passport Office in Uttarachal


Passport Office in Himachal


Passport Office in Maharashtra




Passport Offices in Bihar



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Expedia India now offers international and domestic air tickets

Expedia, international travel website now offers international and domestic air ticket booking from India. Now Indians can book air tickets, hotel and travel packages to international destinations as well as domestic destinations. One of the advantage of the expedia over the other travel websites is that when you book the air tickets you can see the seat availability and select your seat on some airlines. Expedia offers online booking of cheap air tickets and travel packages to tourist places around the world.