How to transport motorcycle in train?

Just like being asked things like which is the best bike for ladakh or what is the best time to visit north-east India the other most common question I come across very frequently is, how to carry bike in train for ladakh trip? Before my trip to ladakh, I had written briefly about my findings from the parcel office of bangalore city railway station here but never wrote about how things actually worked. So after postponing it for a significant number of times, I finally got over my laziness and decided to put down the entire process in a post.

Hoda CBR on the foggy Rohtang la

Somewhere on the foggy Rohtang la

Okay, so the first thing to know (and decide) is, whether you want to take your bike as parcel or as luggage. In short, if you go the parcel way it will be up-to the railways to send it to the destination and there is no specific time for the delivery.… continue reading

How to transport bike on Rajdhani Express

It was a weekend and I HAD to make use of it. Though I had a lot of time for my Ladakh trip but it’s always better to be well prepared rather than leaving things for the eleventh hour and when it comes to anything related to the Indian Railways’, you better do everything well in advance.

book bike in Rajdhani express

The Rajdhani Expres – Image credit Wikipedia

One of the most important things I had to be sure about was, if I can transport my bike on the Rajdhani Express or not. And if yes, what is the complete procedure and the charges for the same. So, to ensure that I have all the info before I actually have to do it, I headed to the Parcel Office of the Bangalore City railway station.… continue reading