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Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

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Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

Just wondering what is the best way to go to Varanasi . We will be in Agra overnight having come from Jaipur and then want to see Varanasi . It will be February and just wondering are we better to go back to Delhi and then do return flights to Varanasi or would the train be best and then flight back to Delhi.

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1. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

I think it depends on how much time you have and the experience you are looking for. It is a personal decision. Do you want the longer overnight train Indian experience? OR would you rather just drive back to Delhi, transfer to the airport and fly there? The later one is more straight forward and "direct" in a way, maybe a more simple approach in a some ways to get there...but the train may appeal some people more for the more for the "journey" to Varanasi.

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2. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

Train would be a fun.. A famous way among tourist to go to Varanasi from Agra. Book in First class and enjoy the Incredible India

Cheers

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3. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

There are direct trains from Agra to Varanasi, so I think it is better to take a direct train from Agra to Varanasi. Travel time is 10 to 14 hours (depending on train), which is less (I think) if you go from Agra to Delhi and then from Delhi to Varanasi.

Raj,

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4. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

Train is fun. Try booking from Agra to Varanasi Jn and if not, then Tundla Jn to Varanasi Jn or Mughalsarai Jn. Ac first and second class are best but if unavailable AC 3rd is fine too.

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5. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

Its depned on your time and budget if you have short time so flight would be best option and if you have limited budget so train would be fine. Both options are safe.

Regards,

GO MY JOURNEY

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6. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

I did a train ride from Delhi to Agra then Agra to Varanasi. On our trip to India, the train ride overnight was the absolute highlight of our trip. The trip we took was overnight and the highest class we were able to get was AC4 which means we shared our space with a lovely couple from Italy. We had a guide who was instrumental to the success of our trip. If you would like his contact info please message me.

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7. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

@JoseV784

There is no AC 4 in Indian Railways. I think you traveled in AC 2 tier, two berths (upper and lower) on one side and two berths (upper and lower) on the other side.

Raj,

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8. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

My advice is to fly unless you have time to spend on the train

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10. Re: Agra to Varanasi overnight train or train to Delhi and fly

Hello krfleet,

I would advise you to remove your email address from a public forum, it is not a good idea as you will start receiving spam and unwanted emails, as well leave yourself vulnerable to other things. You can remove your post by clicking on "report inappropriate content" and use the pull down menu.

If you are interested in booking train tickets, or want information about doing so, i encourage you to contact Raj, from post #7 - just click on his profile to send him a message and he can check on availability of first class tickets for you on the overnight train.

best wishes.

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