Aug 25, 2011

Online Bus Booking @ Kerala State Road Transport Corporation - KSRTC

KSRTC:: Saarathi - A facility to reserve Kerala Bus Tickets Online.
Total Registered Users :113842
Total Tickets : 123713
Today
Total Tickets Sold :434

If you visit http://www.keralartc.com and scroll down you could see
Web:
Online reservation
e-Ticketing
Click on e-Ticketing will lead you to http://210.212.239.117:8080/KsrtcOnlineR

You need to do one time registration and then login again.
Search for the type of bus you need and the date and book the desired bus.
Online KSRTC booking can be done for
AC BUs
Semi Sleeper
AC Garuda
Super Delux Air Bus
Super Delux
Super Express
and even Super Fast





Select desired seat! Now this feature is something that the railways should learn from KSRTC.

The reservation charge is Rs. 20 and service charge is Rs.40

Enter the passenger info and proceed to payment.

Now make payment via Credit Card or Debit Card of your choice. The payment gateway is provided by HDFC

Aug 11, 2011

CouchSurfing.org is next big thing in Kerala + India

CouchSurfing is a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit. The idea is to share a beer/meet a foreigner/share a couch. This is similar to Homestays in Kerala but without money. I think the greatest advantage is that you are getting a partner in the other country so that if you visit their place , you are sure to get a couch/beer/advice in return.


The United States and Europe are where CouchSurfing is most popular, but we have members in over 240 countries and territories (even Antarctica!). CouchSurfers use over 330 different languages, and live in over 79,000 different cities.

Join Couch surfing and the communities you like.
http://www.couchsurfing.org
CouchSurfing is your ticket to explore the world -- from the road or from your own home.

CouchSurfing International Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization.
In India it is more popular in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. The Kochi/Cochin Couch Surfing Community is growing up and plans regular weekly team meets.
India, Maharashtra, Mumbai 7,900 18.8%
India, Delhi, New Delhi 6,066 14.4%
India, Karnataka, Bangalore 4,636 11.0%
India, Maharashtra, Pune 2,103 5.0%
India, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad 1,957 4.6%
India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai 1,778 4.2%
India, West Bengal, Kolkata (Calcutta) 1,184 2.8%
India, Rajasthan, Jaipur 1,012 2.4%
India, Haryana, Gurgaon 865 2.1%
India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad 811 1.9%
India, Chandigarh, Chandigarh 703 1.7%
India, Karnataka, Bengaluru 546 1.3%
India, Kerala, Kochi 524 1.2%