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#1261 Sep 28th, 2010, 09:58
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Darjeeling - Varanasi

Hi,

I was wondering if you could help me find a train to get me from Darjeeling to Varanasi Dec 20. I was hoping for an overnight train but they only seem to run on Mondays and Wednesdays and after having a look at cleartrip, that's turned up no trains at all. Are there any local trains or something that i don't know about?

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Kris
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Darjeeling to Varanasi

You can take the toy train down to New Jalpaiguri, and connect to:

#2505 Northeast Express, lv NJP 1715, ar MGS 0705 (Daily);
or
#5636 Dwarka Express, lv NJP 1830, ar MGS 0905 (Monday only)

There's a later train, #4055 Brahmaputra Mail, lv NJP 2230, ar MGS 1640, but it's a lot slower.

(MGS = Mughal Sarai Jn)
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#1263 Sep 28th, 2010, 17:11
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I was hoping to get the overnight express train from MGS to NJP on Nov 8th but it seems that the one I want is closed and the others have waitlists. I would prefer 1AC or 2AC tickets and even the foreign quota is full.

Are there any other options besides hiring a private driver to go Bodhgaya straght to Gangtok. Which I am prepared to do as it is still cheaper than flights and losing a day having to fly Varanasi - Delhi - Bagdogra.

Many thanks in advance

Sarah
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Originally Posted by staremperor73 View Post I was hoping to get the overnight express train from MGS to NJP on Nov 8th but it seems that the one I want is closed and the others have waitlists. I would prefer 1AC or 2AC tickets and even the foreign quota is full.
Sarah - NorthEast express (train#2506) has 4 seats available in 3AC on Nov 8th from MGS to NJP (in Foreign Tourist Quota). The less desirable train#4056 (Brahmputra mail) also has 2 seats each in 2AC and 3AC for the same dates/quota.

Cheers!!
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thanks Bond007, you have been very helpful over the last few weeks.

I am worried because i cant book those foreign quota tickets until i am in Delhi in 5 weeks time. I dont think there will be any available by then
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Hi,

I have tried to figure out the sites and am not clear how to get from Raxaul RXL to Varanasi BSB or BCY. Can you help me out with this. I am planning on overland from Kathmandu in early Dec.
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Originally Posted by Tonquin908 View Post Hi,I have tried to figure out the sites and am not clear how to get from Raxaul RXL to Varanasi BSB or BCY. Can you help me out with this. I am planning on overland from Kathmandu in early Dec.
##On two days in a week, there is a direct train from Raxaul to Varanasi. Please look at this:
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4015 SADBHAWANA EXP 04/10/2010 RAXAUL JN MON WED
1 RXL RAXAUL JN 1 Source 00:35 0 1
2 SGL SAGAULI JN 1 01:10 01:35 25:00 30 1
3 MKI BAPUDM MOTIHARI 1 01:53 01:58 5:00 51 1
4 CAA CHAKIA 1 02:25 02:26 1:00 82 1
5 MAI MEHSI 1 02:39 02:40 1:00 91 1
6 MTR MOTIPUR 1 02:54 02:55 1:00 104 1
7 MFP MUZAFFARPUR JN 1 03:45 04:15 30:00 130 1
8 HJP HAJIPUR JN 1 05:22 05:23 1:00 184 1
9 SEE SONPUR JN 1 05:38 05:41 3:00 190 1
10 DGA DIGHWARA 1 06:01 06:02 1:00 213 1
11 CPR CHHAPRA 1 06:40 07:00 20:00 243 1
12 SIP SURAIMANPUR 1 07:29 07:30 1:00 272 1
13 BUI BALLIA 1 08:05 08:10 5:00 308 1
14 YFP YUSUFPUR 1 08:44 08:45 1:00 354 1
15 GCT GHAZIPUR CITY 1 09:10 09:15 5:00 374 1
16 ARJ AUNRIHAR JN 1 10:10 10:12 2:00 414 1
17 BCY VARANASI CITY 1 11:17 11:18 1:00 445 1
18 BSB VARANASI JN 1 11:30 11:45 15:00 449 1
.............................. .......................
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(....contd...)

##On three days in a week, if you can reach SAGAULI (**which is 30Kms. away from Raxaul), there is a direct train from Sagauli to Varanasi. Please look at this:
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2537 BAPUDHAM EXPRES 04/10/2010 BAPUDM MOTIHARI MON WED FRI


SNo Stn Code Stn Name Route No. Arrival Time Dep. Time Halt Time (In Minutes) Distance Day Remark
1 MKI BAPUDM MOTIHARI 1 Source 21:40 0 1
2 SGL SAGAULI JN 1 21:58 22:00 2:00 22 1
3 BTH BETTIAH 1 22:17 22:18 1:00 44 1
4 CAI CHANPATIA 1 22:37 22:38 1:00 61 1
5 NKE NARKATIAGANJ JN 1 23:00 23:05 5:00 80 1
6 BUG BAGAHA 1 23:41 23:43 2:00 122 1
7 GKP GORAKHPUR JN 1 01:30 01:55 25:00 231 2
8 DEOS DEORIA SADAR 1 02:39 02:40 1:00 280 2
9 MAU MAU JN 1 04:00 04:02 2:00 369 2
10 BSB VARANASI JN 1 05:38 05:45 7:00 462 2
11 MUV MANDUADIH 1 06:00 Destination 465 2
.............................. .....

##Please note that 4016 departs from Raxaul at 00.35 on MON/WED, which otherwise, also means Sunday night and Tuesday night; but for the purpose of making the booking you need to use MON/WED.

##So, technically, from Raxaul it is bi-weekly and from Sagauli, it is tri-weekly and put together, it is a 5-day affair.
#1269 Oct 6th, 2010, 12:43
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post Major trains that have a journey time of 15 hours+ and travel between large cities/state capitals/metros will have 1AC or atleast 2AC.

Also any journey >12-14 hrs, ideally you should book atleast 15 days before or earlier. For Kolkatta -Trivadrum train over a month before is advised.

Noted. Will be finalizing train plans soon. This will be of great help.
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vsp27759,

Thank you very much. I was able to search the "India Rail Info" site from this site and found the 5267 LTT Jan Sadharan Exp. everyday that leaves Raxaul at 1645 to Varanasi. When I search the official site it does not indicate this train. What is the cause of the discrepency and does this 5267 between RXL and BSB still exist?
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Originally Posted by Tonquin908 View Post I was able to search the "India Rail Info" site from this site and found the 5267 LTT Jan Sadharan Exp. everyday that leaves Raxaul at 1645 to Varanasi. When I search the official site it does not indicate this train. What is the cause of the discrepency and does this 5267 between RXL and BSB still exist?
##First of all, please note that:

1) 5267/5268 is a Fully Unreserved Train and hence, you will NOT get the schedule of this Train in the Official Site.

2) 5267/5268 runs only once in a week.

3) 5267 departs from Raxaul every Saturday at 16.55 hrs.

4) 4015 departs from Raxaul every MON & WED at 00.35 hrs.

5) 2537 departs from Sagauli every MON/WED/FRI at 22.00hrs.

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##Have you decided about your day & date of departure in Raxaul?
#1272 Oct 7th, 2010, 21:51
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Possibly 8,9 or 10 of December. Planning on overland from Kathmandu but it may not work this way and I'll have to travel to Gorakhpur instead and catch the 2330 train to Varanasi.
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Originally Posted by Tonquin908 View Post Possibly 8,9 or 10 of December. Planning on overland from Kathmandu but it may not work this way and I'll have to travel to Gorakhpur instead and catch the 2330 train to Varanasi.

##Who told you that 2330 will take you to Varanasi from Gorakhpur?
#1274 Oct 8th, 2010, 05:21
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Sorry I mean 23:30 time, train #5103 GKP to BSB. But I heard earlier that Gorakhpur is a very dangerous and dirty place and I'd be better off trying to get the train in Raxaul.
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Originally Posted by Tonquin908 View Post Sorry I mean 23:30 time, train #5103 GKP to BSB. But I heard earlier that Gorakhpur is a very dangerous and dirty place and I'd be better off trying to get the train in Raxaul.
##Why don't you take the flight from Kathmandu to Varanasi?
Just curious.:-)

##Please look at this:
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Air India IC KTM → VNS (0) 14:25 15:05 0h 55m Rs. 7,874
includes all charges
fare breakup
+ details


GOING THERE: Sunday, 10 October, 2010
Air India IC
IC 752 Dep: 14:25 Tribuvan, Kathmandu (KTM) 0h 55mEconomy
Arr: 15:05 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Varanasi (VNS)
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