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
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.
Yes Brave1, you are right. It should be 12.40. Thanks for mentioning the typing error.
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?
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.
AshisRoyEdited: 08 February 2013, 07:58
Thank you, but I am trying to get to Varanasi, not Kolkata.
The suggestion was given on the basis of availing flight to varanasi from Kolkata.Edited: 08 February 2013, 09:35
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