Darjeeling to Varanasi?

#1 Oct 3rd, 2010, 22:11
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I'm looking for rail transport from Darjeeling to Varanasi, ideally in overnight form (though the trip is clearly longer than a single night!). Any suggestions?
#2 Oct 3rd, 2010, 22:55
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I think North East Express fits in your schedule which departs from New Jalpaigudi Railway Station at 1715 hrs and arrive Mughal Sarai Railway Station at 0705 hrs.

Mughal Sarai is located 19 kms / 45 mins from Varanasi, taxis or buses are easily available from Mughal Sarai Railway Station to Varanasi
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http://erail.in?T=NJP::BSB:

erail.in is a good site to find train schedules between stations.
#4 Oct 4th, 2010, 17:41
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Originally Posted by nitinsharma_01 View Post I think North East Express fits in your schedule which departs from New Jalpaigudi Railway Station at 1715 hrs and arrive Mughal Sarai Railway Station at 0705 hrs.
##You are right, but there is NO quota for NJP>MGS Journey by 2505North East Express. Please look at this:
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Train Number Train Name Date
(DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
*12505 NORTH EAST EXP 2-1-2011 NEW JALPAIGURI MUGHAL SARAI JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 2- 1-2011 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
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##But the booking has to be made upto Allahabad and the passenger can get down in MGS. Please look at this:
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*12505 NORTH EAST EXP 2-1-2011 NEW JALPAIGURI ALLAHABAD JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 2- 1-2011 AVAILABLE 2 AVAILABLE 6
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Also, please note that the Quota is just 2 Berths in 2AC and 6 Berths in 3AC; AND please look at this:
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*12505 NORTH EAST EXP 1-1-2011 NEW JALPAIGURI NEW DELHI GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 1- 1-2011 AVAILABLE 2 AVAILABLE 4
2 2- 1-2011 AVAILABLE 2 AVAILABLE 6
..............

##Somebody already booked 2 berths for his journey scheduled on 1st January,2011.
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Dear beanstalker,

##Please look at this:
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15636 DWARKA EXPRESS 20-12-2010 NEW JALPAIGURI VARANASI JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 20-12-2010 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
2 27-12-2010 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
.............................. .............
15668 KYQ GIMB EXPRES 22-12-2010 NEW JALPAIGURI VARANASI JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 22-12-2010 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
2 29-12-2010 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
.....

##5636 runs on every Monday, whereas 5668 runs on every Wednesday.

##There is another daily train which takes you upto Mughalsari. Please look at its availability:
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*14055 BRAHMPUTRA MAIL 31-12-2010 NEW JALPAIGURI MUGHAL SARAI JN GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 31-12-2010 AVAILABLE 2 AVAILABLE 12
2 1- 1-2011 WL 2/WL 2 AVAILABLE 1
3 2- 1-2011 WL 2/WL 2 AVAILABLE 2
4 3- 1-2011 AVAILABLE 2 AVAILABLE 12
.........
Since this train starts from Dibrugarh, previous, for NJP-MGS Journey, you can book the tickets 91 days in advance.
#6 Oct 4th, 2010, 18:18
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...and finally, if you want to enjoy the Rajdhani Express experience, book the ticket as NJP>>NDLS and get down in Varanasi.
Please look at this:
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*12435 DBRT RAJDHANIEX 25-12-2010 NEW JALPAIGURI NEW DELHI GENERAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 25-12-2010 WL 2/WL 2 AVAILABLE 48
2 28-12-2010 AVAILABLE 8 AVAILABLE 68
3 1- 1-2011 AVAILABLE 2 AVAILABLE 71
...............
##This 2435 passes through NJP on every Tuesday and Saturday,and the NJP-NDLS Fare by AC2Tier is Rs.2225 and by 3AC it will be Rs.1735/-.
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My last and final advise is 'please don't purchase a waitlisted ticket'!!!

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