New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) 12306 train route

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Delhi to Kolkata New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) 12306 train schedule cloud_download

HaltAvg. Delay*DayDistancePlatform
1 New Delhi
( NDLS )
-N.A1 0 km 14
2 Kanpur Central
( CNB )
N.A1 440 km 4,5
3 Prayagraj Allahabad Junction
( PRYJ )
N.A1 635 km 4
4 Deendayal Upadhyaya Jn
( DDU )
N.A2 787 km 2
5 Patna Jn
( PNBE )
N.A2 999 km 1
6 Jasidih Jn
( JSME )
N.A2 1220 km 1
7 Madhupur Jn
( MDP )
N.A2 1249 km 3
8 Barddhaman Jn
( BWN )
N.A2 1436 km 3
9 Howrah Jn
( HWH )
-N.A2 1531 km 9
*Note: Average delay is average of delays calculated over previous 7 days.
Platform no. is indicative only. Please re-check platform info at the station before boarding train.

Delhi to Kolkata New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) 12306 timing

New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) (12306) runs from Delhi to Kolkata. It departs from New Delhi station (NDLS) at from platform 14 and arrives at Howrah Jn station (HWH) at on platform 9. New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) takes 19 hrs 20 mints to cover the distance of 1531 km between Delhi and Kolkata. It is a superfast train. The average speed of this train is 79 kmph. It has classes First AC (1A), Second AC (2A) and Third AC (3A). This train runs on Friday. Final chart for New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) is prepared at Delhi usually 3-4 hours before train departure time. Kolkata Rajdhani is the first Rajdhani express to be introduced in India. It started its operation on March 3, 1969. In its initial stage the train had just 10 coaches in total and used to run non stop between New Delhi and Howrah with technical stoppages at Kanpur, Mughalsarai and Gomoh. Do you know, there used to be lounge cars and chair cars in Rajdhani trains initially. Howrah Rajdhani had only 2 classes that time-AC First Class and AC Chair Car the fares of which were Rs 280 and Rs 90 respectively. Howrah Rajdhani is the only wi-fi enabled Rajdhani train till date. Over the years, the train has seen tremendous changes in its number of coaches (now 18), type of cars (Chair cars are totally replaced by First AC, AC II tier and AC III tier) and is replaced by most modern facilities inside the train now.

New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) 12306 route

New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) starts from New Delhi (NDLS) at , reaches Kanpur Central (CNB) at , Prayagraj Allahabad Junction (PRYJ) at , Deendayal Upadhyaya Jn (DDU) at , Patna Jn (PNBE) at , Jasidih Jn (JSME) at , Madhupur Jn (MDP) at and Barddhaman Jn (BWN) at . It arrives at Howrah Jn on second day at . It stops at 7 stations in its route between New Delhi and Howrah Jn. Passengers use 12306 New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) to travel mostly from Delhi to Kolkata, Delhi to Jasidih Jn, Delhi to Madhupur Jn, Allahabad to Kolkata and Kanpur to Patna.

About Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India. It is second most populous city of India with a population of more than 1.25 crore. It is well connected to almost all of India. Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is the busiest airport of India. Following its overhaul and with introduction of terminal 3, its passenger handling capacity increased many folds, and was voted as Best airport in the world in 2015. Intra-city connectivity in Delhi is at par with other developed cities in the world owing to world class Delhi-metro. Being the capital city of India, Delhi is home to embassies of almost all the popular countries. Famous tourist attractions in Delhi are Akshardham temple, Lotus temple, Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament House. Connaught Place, Khan Market and the Hauz Khas Village are heaven for the foodies as these places have lots of restaurants offering varied lip-smacking cuisines.

About Kolkata

Kolkata, also know as Calcutta is the capital city of West Bengal and is located at the bank of Hoogly river. It (then Calcutta) served as the capital of British-held territories in India until 1911, after which Delhi was made capital of India. No trip to Kolkata is complete without a visit to the Victoria Memorial, an architectural marvel built in Queen Victoria's name. It has an incredible museum inside. When is Kolkata, never miss the iconic Howrah Bridge. You can also enjoy a sunset cruise on the Hooghly River which passes under the Howrah Bridge. Other places to visit are Mangal Pandey Park and the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, built on the banks of the Ganga. Kolkata is well-connected to all major Indian cities by air, rail and road. This city has three railway stations and an airport named Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The airport is 14 km away from the Sealdah railway station. Kolkata ranks the top among the six cities in terms of public transport system.The Kolkata Metro is the oldest underground mass transit system in India. Kolkata is the only Indian city with a tram network, but the tram services are limited to certain areas of the city only. When it comes to food Kolkata is known for its variety of street food like famous kathi rolls, but the key elements of Kolkata's cuisine include rice and a fish curry known as machher jhol. This can be accompanied by desserts such as roshogolla, sandesh, and a sweet yoghurt known as mishti dohi.