Akal Takht Express 12318 train schedule

Runs On - M T W T F S S
No Pantry Car
Class - 1A 2A 3A SL

Amritsar to Kolkata Akal Takht Express 12318 train schedule cloud_download

Halt Avg. Delay* Day Distance Platform
1 Amritsar Jn
( ASR )
- N.A 1 0 km 3
2 Beas
( BEAS )
1 42 km 2
3 Jalandhar City
( JUC )
N.A 1 79 km 2
4 Ludhiana Jn
( LDH )
N.A 1 136 km 2
5 Sirhind Jn
( SIR )
1 196 km 2
6 Ambala Cant Jn
( UMB )
1 249 km 2
7 Saharanpur
( SRE )
N.A 1 330 km 3
8 Najibabad Jn
( NBD )
1 424 km 1
9 Moradabad
( MB )
N.A 1 523 km 1
10 Bareilly
( BE )
1 614 km 1
11 Lucknow
( LKO )
1 849 km 2
12 Sultanpur
( SLN )
1 988 km 1
13 Varanasi Jn
( BSB )
2 1132 km 9
14 Deendayal Upadhyaya Jn
( DDU )
2 1150 km 2
15 Patna Jn
( PNBE )
2 1361 km 1,2
16 Patna Saheb
( PNC )
2 1371 km 1
17 Mokameh Jn
( MKA )
2 1450 km 1
18 Kiul Jn
( KIUL )
2 1484 km 4
19 Jhajha
( JAJ )
2 1538 km 1
20 Jasidih Jn
( JSME )
2 1582 km 1
21 Madhupur Jn
( MDP )
2 1611 km 3
22 Asansol Jn
( ASN )
2 1692 km 5
23 Kolkata Chitpur
( KOAA )
2 1897 km 4
*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.

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Amritsar to Kolkata Akal Takht Express 12318 timing

Akal Takht Express (12318) runs from Amritsar to Kolkata. It departs from Amritsar Jn station (ASR) at from platform 3 and arrives at Kolkata Chitpur station (KOAA) at on platform 4. Akal Takht Express takes 33 hrs 20 mints to cover the distance of 1897 km between Amritsar and Kolkata. It is a superfast train. The average speed of this train is 56 kmph. It has classes First AC (1A), Second AC (2A), Third AC (3A) and Sleeper (SL). This train runs on Tuesday and Friday. Final chart for Akal Takht Express is prepared at Amritsar usually 3-4 hours before train departure time.

Akal Takht Express 12318 route

Akal Takht Express starts from Amritsar Jn (ASR) at , reaches Jalandhar City (JUC) at , Ambala Cant Jn (UMB) at , Bareilly (BE) at , Lucknow (LKO) at , Varanasi Jn (BSB) at , Patna Jn (PNBE) at and Asansol Jn (ASN) at . It arrives at Kolkata Chitpur on second day at . It stops at 21 stations in its route between Amritsar Jn and Kolkata Chitpur. Passengers use 12318 Akal Takht Express to travel mostly from Lucknow to Patna, Ludhiana to Patna, Amritsar to Patna, Ambala to Patna and Ludhiana to Kiul Jn.

About Amritsar

Amritsar is the holy city located in the Majha region of the Indian state of Punjab. The city is situated 456 km north-west of Delhi, the national capital. This city shares the border (Wagah Border) with Pakistan. Pakistan's closest city to Amritsar is Lahore. It is the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion. Amritsar is famous for Golden temple also known as Harmandir Sahib. This important Sikh shrine attracts 100,000 visitors on weekdays. Amritsar is a food rich city. Amritsar is synonymous with Kulchas, the maida bread baked in a tandoor. Located beside the Golden Temple and the Wagah Border, the All India Famous Kulcha (yeah that's the name!) is a must-visit place to have the butter drenched, potato and cauliflower stuffed kulcha. Another famous foodie joint in the city is Kesar Da Dhaba which is located at Chowk Passian, a 10-minute walk from the Golden Temple. It is nothing short of an epicure's paradise. They serve the best maa ki daal, delicious lachcha paratha, palak paneer and the smoky baigan bharta. The city lies on the Grand Trunk Road which connects Delhi to Amritsar till Lahore in Pakistan. Amritsar also has an International Airport named Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport. Amritsar railway station is the main terminus. The Samjhauta Express runs from Delhi through Amritsar to Lahore in Pakistan.

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.
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