How to get to Punjab/Jalandhar

#1 Jul 27th, 2005, 23:19
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Can anyone help ?

We are travelling from Manchester (UK) to India arriving on the 27th Aug at 9:15am at Delhi airport from where we need to get to Jalandhar.

I would be happy to catch the train (SARYUYAMUNA EXP) 12:00 arriving in Jalandhar at 19:25 but the wife is complaining that the dark tinted windows obscures the view . So we could get an interstate bus but all my requests for info have been ignored by the Punjab tourist board . The best option would be if we could hire a car and driver but not sure if this can be booked from here.
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Originally Posted by Highway Can anyone help ?

We are travelling from Manchester (UK) to India arriving on the 27th Aug at 9:15am at Delhi airport from where we need to get to Jalandhar.

I would be happy to catch the train (SARYUYAMUNA EXP) 12:00 arriving in Jalandhar at 19:25 but the wife is complaining that the dark tinted windows obscures the view . So we could get an interstate bus but all my requests for info have been ignored by the Punjab tourist board . The best option would be if we could hire a car and driver but not sure if this can be booked from here.
Just give me a few hours and I shall give you the phone number of a taxi operator from Delhi who will pick you up at the airport and take you to Punjab. I have personally used this person and he is very honest and reliable. What type of car do you want? Air-conditioned or non Air-Conditioned?
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You can also travel by A/C bus from Delhi-Jalandhar.
http://www.indocanadiantransport.com/delhitopunjab.php
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I have travelled by various trains and various classes up into the Punjab and though the windows in some cases are tinted it is still really easy to see the view, the main difficulty is ensuring that you are by a window.
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Originally Posted by Highway the wife is complaining that the dark tinted windows obscures the view . So we could get an interstate bus but all my requests for info have been ignored by the Punjab tourist board
You could opt for 2nd Class sleeper train (or simply reserved or whatever it's called since you plan to travel by day) where you won't have the tainted windows problem. If I remember correctly tainted windows might be a problem in AC bus as well. I'm not surprised if you're having trouble booking a bus ahead, it's more the sort of thing you arrange on the spot or preferably shortly ahead, either with whatever bus company's available or some travel agent. Shouldn't normally be a problem I don't think.
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Stop over in Chandigarh

Hello,I was so excited to read of your post.I haven't read of anyone visiting Jalandhar.We were there in late June,spent 4 nights with our friends there.We actually took the shatadbi express from Delhi to Chandigarh,a lovely 3 and a half hour trip.Spent the night there and visited the Amazing Rock Garden,truly worth a visit.Took just a local bus to Jalandhar early in the am around 7:30,a great trip through the beautiful Punjab farming area.We really enjoyed Jalandhar,a very modern place with such friendly people.Very hot whilst we were there but thats what you get when you visit in the Indian Summer.Have a wonderful time,Punjab I feel is quite undiscovered,kindest cheers,Carol.
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Hi,

Thanks for this, especially GoanCanuck for the link to the Coach site. I will most likely take this option as they seem to run every couple hours, so not have to wait to long.

GoanCanuck what would be the cost of a hire car and driver (large AC jeep type) ?
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Hi Carol,

Where did you stay whilst in Jalandhar ? We managed to get a good deal at the President hotel, never been there but they are listed as a 4 star hotel. Also any recommendations on places to dine, and more importantly where I can get a decent beer whilst my wife and daughter are busy shopping ?

Tehal Singh
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Cost of hiring an A/C jeep will be approx. 10 Rupees/km
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hell to all... yup cost can be Rs 800-1200 per day..with driver..
it includes diesel MUV.
jalandhar is going through rennovation work throughout city.
City bus has also been started and doin pretty well
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LOL. Manreet, do note the above thread dates to 2005. Could be a handy update though
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Originally Posted by Callous View Post Hello,I was so excited to read of your post.I haven't read of anyone visiting Jalandhar.We were there in late June,spent 4 nights with our friends there.We actually took the shatadbi express from Delhi to Chandigarh,a lovely 3 and a half hour trip.Spent the night there and visited the Amazing Rock Garden,truly worth a visit.Took just a local bus to Jalandhar early in the am around 7:30,a great trip through the beautiful Punjab farming area.We really enjoyed Jalandhar,a very modern place with such friendly people.Very hot whilst we were there but thats what you get when you visit in the Indian Summer.Have a wonderful time,Punjab I feel is quite undiscovered,kindest cheers,Carol.
Hi! Just wondering how did you get to the train station from the Delhi International airport. I am going to India in December from London to Delhi and I want to go to Jalandhar in train from Delhi. I know that Shatabadi train goes to Jalandhar but I don't know how to get to the train station from the airport.
Any help will be appreciated,
Thanks

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