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Best overnight traing from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri

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Best overnight traing from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri


Planning a trip for someone to go from Kolkata to Darjeeling. I know the overnight trains all stop at NJP and you have to take either the toy train or the bus/car to Darjeeling. I want to know in terms of comfort which overnight train would be the best? I saw in terms of seat availablity the codes show 2A, 3A and SL. Could someone please elaborate what they are? I am keen on a sleeping berth in the best possible class with AC. The planned travel date is 11th of April so any advice early on would be a big help.

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1. Re: Best overnight traing from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri


The best train that you can avail of is either darjeeling Mail or Padatik Express. they both depart from Sealdah. 2A means 2nd class AC // 3A means 3rd Class AC // SL means simple sleeper class.

You can book either 2A or 3A as it will be hot now in Kolkata so AC will be much suitable during this time.

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2ac 3ac and slesper means 2 tier AC 3 Tier Ac and sleeper (without ac) .Among these 2ac is most comfertable and then 3ac.From NJP you have to take cab to darjeeling.You can have share or reserve both from NJP.For bus you have to go Silliguri bus terminus.Toy train mow a days not run between NJP/Siliguri to darjeeling.It only runs between Darjrrling and kerseong.


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3. Re: Best overnight traing from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri

The most popular and convenient train to reach njp is Darjeeling Mail. The other options are Kanchenkanya exp, padatik exp and garib rath. Darjeeling mail leaves hwh at around 10 in the night and reaches njp in the morning. You will have plenty of time to reach your destination after that and you won't waste a day. The most comfortable AC class is AC FIRST after that the AC 2 tier or 2AC is there. Garib rath has only AC 3 tier. So you may want to chose from these options. All of them leave at night and reach in the morning.



Edited: 10 April 2014, 13:10
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