Varanasi Delhi Anand Vihar Varanasi Garib Rath Express train

The Garib Rath express train is one of the premier trains introduced by the Indian Railways in 2005 to provide fully air-conditioned travel to those passengers who could not afford the expensive tickets of the fully air-conditioned coaches as in Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express.

Therefore, the Garib Rath, whose name means “Poor Man’s Chariot”, was introduced with the facilities of being fully air-conditioned and running faster than most other super-fast express trains running presently. The maximum speed of Garib Rath trains is 130 km/hr, which is the same as Rajdhani’s top speed.

However, in Garib Rath trains, passengers are not normally provided with blankets and pillow and they have to pay extra to get those. Garib Rath trains are also slated to have many amenities such as fridge, microwave oven, tv, cooler, fan, toaster. They have continuous running electronic display which will show distance remaining, next station name and expected time to reach there. The coaches are also decorated with beautiful paintings of Indian heritage artwork. The emergence of the Garib Rath has led to more connections between commercially important routes, where these trains run faster and make fewer stops.

Varanasi New Delhi Anand Vihar Varanasi Garib Rath Express train stops at Bhadohi, Partapgarh, Amethi, Rae Barelli, Lucknow NR, Barelli, and Moradabad on both sides of its journey.

This train has all compartments comprising of AC 3 Tier Class of Journey. The Comprehensive details such as train name, their numbers, and days of run and other related information are provided underneath in the table.

Varanasi Jn Delhi Anad Vihar Varanasi Jn Garib Rath Express
Details Varanasi New Delhi Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express New Delhi Anand Vihar Varanasi Garib Rath Express
Train Number 2213 2214
Train Name BSB ANVR G RAT BSB GARIB RATH
Days of Run Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Originating station Varanasi Junction New Delhi Anand Vihar
Departure Time 1930 Hrs 1815 Hrs
Destination Station New Delhi Anand Vihar Varanasi Junction
Arrival time 1005 Hrs 0815 Hrs
Time taken 14 Hrs and 35 Minutes 14 Hrs
Distance covered 781 kilometers 781 kilometers
Average Running Speed 53.86 Kilometers per hour 55.78 Kilometers per hour
Fare AC 3 Tier Rs 515 Rs 515

Varanasi Junction Railway Station

Station Code BSB

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Varanasi then prefix it with the STD Code of Varanasi which is 0542. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 0542131.

Varanasi which was once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical city in northern India. The city is sacred to Hindus and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the River Ganges at sunrise set against the back drop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most impressive sights in the world and definitely a must see destination on any trip to northern India. The city can be scorching hot in the summer months, hence if possible try to visit between October and March, and bring something warm to wear for chilly days and nights. This station which is also known as Varanasi Cantonment Station, is one of the main depots in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated at the city center in the cantonment area and is served by the Northern Railways. New Delhi-Varanasi Express, Kashi Vishwanath Express, Varuna Express, Mahanagari Express and Amritsar-Howrah Express pass through Varanasi.

Amenities at Varanasi Junction railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation offices
  • Tourist information centres
  • Medical and general shops
  • Restaurants
  • Book stall and STD / PCO booths
  • Internet browsing centers

Major landmarks in and around Varanasi Junction Railway station

Since Varanasi is mainly associated with Hinduism, temples form the main attraction. The Ganga Ghats (river fronts) are the main center of religious activities and rituals and also form one of the main attractions of Varanasi. The Alamgir Mosque, blend of the Hindu and Mughal styles of the architecture, is another important attraction of Varanasi. Some of the most important temples of Varanasi are Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple and the Bharat Mata temple. The Bharat Mata Temple houses a huge relief map of the whole of Indian subcontinent and Tibetan plateau. Other attractions of Varanasi are the Benaras Hindu University (BHU), the Archaeological Museum, Sarnath, Bharat Kala Bhavan and the Buddhist Stupas and temples at Sarnath.

New Delhi Anand Vihar Railway Station

Station Code ANVR

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

Train Arrival & Dep 133

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Delhi then prefix it with the STD Code of Delhi / New Delhi which is 011. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 011131.

The New Delhi Anand Vihar Railway Station is the latest addition which has been built at a cost of 240 crores, and inaugurated on 19th December 2009, in order to decongest the New Delhi Railway Station. This station is being integrated to the Anand Vihar Metro Railway Station, as also by regular means of transport to New Delhi Railway Station. The entire complex is spread over 42 acres and will have seven platforms in total and handle over three lakh passengers daily and as many as 270 trains when it is fully operational, the sources said.

Amenities at New Delhi Anand Vihar railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation office
  • Tea stalls
  • Refreshment room both vegetarian and non vegetarian
  • Book stalls
  • STD / PCO booth
  • G.R.P office
  • Cyber cafe
  • Wheel chairs and stretchers

Distances of major landmarks from New Delhi Anand Vihar railway station

New Delhi Railway Station is 13 kilometers, Rashtrapati Bhawan 18 kilometers, Parliament House 14 kilometers, Pragati Maidan 8 kilometers, old Delhi station 9 kilometers, Hazrat Nizamuddin Station 10 kilometers, Faridabad 28 kilometers, and Indira Gandhi International Airport is 36 kilometers from this railway station.

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