A Day in Jammu

Here are the tweets that I started posting as I left Dharmashala for Jammu via Pathankot. Tweets stopped as I entered Jammu because there’s no internet service via phone in Jammu. The pre-paid phone connections didn’t work at all.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
A lady on her way back home from the Vaishodevi pilgrimage. I didn’t go there as my mood was totally ruined by the guest house environment and the possibility of carrying the luggage on the 12 km hike up to the temple. There were more reasons than this but primarily my swinging mood. I was surprised that I didn’t go!

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
Now, this is a train, on way to Jammu from Pathankot. I managed to reach there just in time to catch this train. I had left Mcleod Gunj for Pathankot via Dharmashala in the morning. The busride upto Pathankot from Mcleod Ganj was about four hours.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
Good morning Jammu! The hotel’s room stinking but it’s rooftop was okay for this much of photography. The view of the city from there was nice.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
Can you see a train passing through below that smoke?

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
Business on the street

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala

Tweets:>>In a bus to Dharmashala. Feels as if m taking bus back to Kathmandu from Nagarkot. A girl came in, with umbrella but 90% of her body soaked 12:24 PM Aug 31st from Echofon

Hum ko sirf tumse pyaar hey! Song playin in bus. Nt exactly fit 4 the curvy, slippry, scenic trail but still…jagte rahe hum toh raatvar!

Another 3 hours, m in Pathankot. Hoping to catch a train to Jammu from there. Tires of buses.

This bus has drinking water ‘available’ inside. A gallon tied 2 d iron rod n cup behind driver’s seat. A guy tried 2 drink, bt no water

Entered The Punjab. @ Pathankot. Going to the Train Station. Bus stopped by Durga Festival celebration organizers. Or are they Transgender?

Wow, seems like I just made it on time for 4:30 train 2 Jammu. But m afraid d general compartment (Rs17) might look like Kumbha Mela. Phew!

@ da Pathankot Railway station. Took some photos. http://twitpic.com/fykw1

General dibba crammed w/soldiers. Looks like m in war zone. No wonder m going 2 Jammu. Btw, saw Turbaned (Shikh) soldier 1st tym a while ago

@mpoudyal the yatra has just started (rain gods weren’t v happy while I was in Dharmashala). D feel in train’s certainly nicer den in bus🙂

When in doubt abt train schedule never ask crowd. Almost missed dis train as I relied on a family dat’s waiting 4 dis train @ wrong platform

Pic of myself on d upper berth of compartment by an ‘unknown’ soldier seated opposite 2 me🙂 he’s bg w/ his cell http://twitpic.com/fymu9

Nw @ Madhepura, Punjab. Just received SMS: Airtel Welcomes you to J&K. We wish you a pleasant stay here. For any assistance please call 121

@tajim yea, m in Punjab n saw a turbaned policewallah too🙂

Stuck @ Madhepura station. Seems train’s waiting 4 signal. No chaiwallah coming around. I need a cup or two. Tibetan bread’s stopped working 6:13 PM Aug 31st from Echofon

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
This in a shop in the market near Jammu railway station. Bought some okhar that were later proved substandard. But I don’t complain.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
They wanted to be photographed

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
…with me too.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
Now this inside the train on way to Pathankot. Some of the fellow passengers were Vaishnodevi temple pilgrims from Bihar.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
A vendor in action inside the train compartment.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala
After the darshan of Goddess Vaishodevi, this pilgrim enjoys the train ride back to her home in Bihar.

india tour.. to jammu via pathankot from dharmashala

5 thoughts on “A Day in Jammu

    1. Think Jammu to Kanyakumari is the longest route while Gorakhpur to Trivendram is second or third. Did that but would be awesome to do the first one!

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  1. we are displaced persons of jammucity please helpus to providethe detai of specific streets of jammu Please Please Please old name of street is jolakah mahala

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