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Darjeeling to Varanasi

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Darjeeling to Varanasi

Planning to visit Darjeeling and then on to Varanasi.

Can anyone advise the best way to travel to Varanasi, eg. plane, train car?

Thanks

Denish

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1. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

Hi Denish,

Best way is train. You have to come to New Jalpaiguri to take a train to Varanasi

The journey time is about 14 to 15 hours. There are 5 trains during the day to reach Varanasi.

For reservation New Jalpaiguri Station Code is (NJP) and for Varanasi Junction station code (BSB)

You can reserve on line on yatra.com, makemytrip.com or irctc.com

Happy Journey

Sanjiv

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2. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

Presently only www.cleartrip.com is accepting bookings on Foreign credit cards. Check for trains between stations as Sanjiv mentioned above on cleartrip.

Alternatively, you can take a flight from Bagdogra airport (IXB) to Delhi, and take a train to Varanasi.

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3. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

Denish10

Option 3 : Spicejet flights from Bagdogra (1040 hrs) to Delhi (1420 hrs) and Delhi (1420 hrs) to Varanasi (1545 hrs). Total time 5 hrs 5 min.

Edited: 10 January 2012, 08:34
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4. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

Ashisda,

Something is wrong with the timings you mentioned for Spicejet flight. Both arrival and departure in Delhi cannot be at 1420 hours. I think arrival at Delhi is 1240 hrs.

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5. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

Yes Brave1, you are right. It should be 12.40. Thanks for mentioning the typing error.

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6. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

We were supposed to fly from Darjeeling (Bagdogra) to Varanasi on 2/28. Unfortunately, our connecting flight from Kolkata was cancelled, and there is now no reasonable way to fly there.

I found an overnight train that could work for us. However, through Cleartrip.com, when I select "check availability and book", I get "Could not get current availability. Please try again". I'll try again, but I'm wondering if there's something that I need to know. (I do have a Cleartrip account and bought Darjeeling Toy Train tickets already.)

We are looking at alternatives, including hiring a driver to take us. It appears to be approximately 500 miles, and Google Maps says it's approximately a 12 1/2 hour drive. If that's really the case, it's doable in a day (assuming we can find a driver to take us). Does anyone know how long it realistically would take and, if it's not doable in 1 day, is there a way to turn it into a nice 2-day trip?

Help, please!

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7. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

LeslieRMH,

You may avail Volvo Bus from Siliguri (Close to Bagdogra), the bus starts at 07:00 PM reaches Kolkata at 08:00 AM. Fare Rs.1,200.00. These bses are most comfortable. You may book your tickets on booking.royalcruiser.com/select-bus.php

Hope this would help.

AshisRoy

Edited: 08 February 2013, 07:58
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8. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

Thank you, but I am trying to get to Varanasi, not Kolkata.

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9. Re: Darjeeling to Varanasi

The suggestion was given on the basis of availing flight to varanasi from Kolkata.

Edited: 08 February 2013, 09:35
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