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Reviews of New Delhi Railway Station • 13
Believe me, it was the toughest one in every sense. Starting from the planning phase, choosing a trek, end moment train bookings to the trail, it was not an easy trip. It all started as soon as we got to know of a holi long weekend which was a week away. All 3 of us applied for an extra leave and started looking for a fruitful 4- day trip. We explored options such as Goa, Mumbai, Bir-Billing, Gangtok, and what not.Finally, we settled with Rishikesh and Nag Tibba. I know it sounds weird obviously after exploring exotic locations like Goa but last moment airfare hikes do this to your trip. So a piece of advice, please make your bookings in advance.You can check out some more interesting trips by clicking here
We took the early morning Shatabdi from New Delhi Station, and reached Chandigarh around 12 PM. From the station we took an Uber to our hotel-Hotel Mountview in Sector-10. It was a 20 minute drive. Coming from Delhi, the clean air hit my face, and I was thrilled. The roads were clean and wide, lined with contemporary markets in places. I could see many of the Delhi cafe's had opened shop here.The location of the hotel was brilliant. We were greeted by a riot of colorful flowers as we entered.
Once out of the airport take a transit shuttle bus to the express line metro station. It costs around Rs. 50. Once at the metro take express line to New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), if you are planning to go by train. Else, you may also go to Kashmere gate for a bus or Old Delhi Railway station if your train is departing from there. Ensure you check from which station your train will depart.
It's said to be early to bed and early to rise, but we only had a early rise. Morning before even the sun appeared, we started off from the hotel, at 5 AM to catch our train to Agra. Staying near by to the railway station, we managed to be well in time at the station and as the train arrived at the platform, we got settled fast and enjoyed the comfort of a Shatabdi Train. The train starts sharp at 6, giving us the beautiful view of sunrise in the farms we pass through. Being one of the elite and fastest trains of India, they generally don't have delays and makes you reach Agra just as you finish the breakfast- served finely on the train.
In the month of December, amidst the din of delayed and cancelled trains, I boarded the notorious Magadh Express on my journey to Patna. Magadh Express, just like Bihar, had a glorious past and was known to be a fast and reliable train in some age. However, today it has become an epitome of Indian Railways’ lack of punctuality and a 10 hour delay is considered normal on this train. So besides my plan to travel to Bihar, the fact that I was doing it in Magadh Express, drew both alarm and amazement from my Patna friends. I wasn’t surprised when a 16 hour journey turned into a 28 hour crawl through East UP and Bihar, with regular unscheduled stops in the middle of nowhere.
Pickup point: Railway Station Ajmeri Gate ParkingCar Type - 7 Seater Rent - 12000INR No of ppl - 7 No of Days - 2.5 dayswe booked rooms in nearby hotel to refresh up. There are plenty of options for rooms with varying rates and stars.via : www.oyorooms.com
Day 3: Morning reached New Delhi Railway StationTo Explore the places on our comfortable time, we booked a zoom car before we reached Delhi.Zoom Car Details:Website - www.zoomcar.com
At 0830 i was at New Delhi station, it was drizzling. Took a metro from NDLS to Khan market, I was heading towards my friends place to gear myself up for the adventure. The metro did give a ‘Amchi Mumbai Local’ feeling, but nothing beats the nightmare of Virar fast local in Mumbai. After getting fresh and grabbing 2 parathas, I headed to Karol Bagh where I had booked Bajaj Avenger 2016 for 4 days. It costed ₹650 per day, which I discovered later as a good deal after having a test drive. My Jet Airways friend, Jayesh, met me in Karol Bagh and we started our adventure.
Finally the day came, we were very excited about our trip. We met directly at New Delhi Railway station and took our seat.
I boarded the train to my hometown Dehradun from Delhi,so waited there for around one hour before the train departed the station.
Just outside the railway station you will have access to the New Delhi metro station. You can hop on the yellow line to reach Chandni Chowk.