Patna, the capital of the state of Bihar, and also being the state’s largest city, is one of India’s oldest continuously inhabited areas. Although it is known for great medical services and educational institutions, there are a lot of places to be visited in Patna. Since we have relatives residing there, my family decided to visit Patna during the summer holidays for a change.
There are in total 58 trains from New Delhi to Patna Junction. There are 8 Rajdhani trains, 3 GaribRath Trains, 25 Mail Express trains, 4 AC Express Trains, 1 AC Superfast Trains, 3 SamparkKranti Trains, 1 Duronto Train and 13 Superfast Trains. You also have the cheaper way of travelling by air by getting online deals on tickets, but I and my family like train journeys so we decided to travel by train.
We boarded the Kolkata Rajdhani Express train, knowing it takes the least amount of time to reach Patna Junction from New Delhi Station. It covers a distance of 998 kms in 11 hours and 35 minutes. If you are planning to travel by this train, I advise you to book tickets way prior because this train runs only on Fridays so the rush for tickets is a lot. We passed through Mughal … Travel More
Situated at an altitude of 5500 feet, it is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges that one will find in India. With peaceful vibes all around, it is the go to destination for adventure enthusiasts. The name Gangtok means ‘lofty hill’. It rose to prominence after the construction of Enchey Monastery in the year 1840, as it then became a popular pilgrimage for followers of Buddhism. It, being famous for its scenic view and mesmerizing peaks, is always jam packed with tourists.
Travelling from Delhi to Gangtok is very convenient. From flights, buses, road trips to railway facilities, you can choose any mode of transport for your commute. Railway, being the cheapest, is a transport which is always preferred by Indians.
There are no trains that directly reach Gangtok. Trains like Rajdhani express and Porvattar S Kranti express will take you till New Jalpaiguri. The journey will be around 21 hours long and will cost ranging from Rs. 1700- Rs. 2300. To check where is your train, make use of online train status tool.
From New Jalpaiguri, you can go for a taxi ride which will take you around 2 hours and will cost ranging Rs. 2000- Rs. 2500. A taxi ride would help you … Travel More