Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Memorable Journey Between Delhi to Jaipur

Jaipur is located approximately 260 km west of Delhi and both cities hold significance as popular tourist destinations and can be effortlessly combined in a short tour or considered as part of a larger trip. New Delhi to Jaipur is well-connected by rail, road and air services.

Until a decade back, railways would have been the preferred means of travel but with extensive development of roads, travelling by buses or cars have become a convenient and faster mode of reaching the capital city of Rajasthan from Delhi.

Air travel is comparatively expensive but travellers sometimes choose it over trains to cut down on travel time. To compete with the growth of air travel and road services, Indian Railways has introduced several trains on this route to cater the rising demands of travellers.

Things to Remember

There are multiple direct trains running between New Delhi and Jaipur everyday and the time taken stretches from 4.5 hours (express trains with single stop) to 7 hours (regional trains with multiple stops).

Trains to Jaipur leave from different stations in New Delhi. For Delhi to Jaipur train timings you must visit the IRCTC site.
  • The main railway station in Delhi is New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), near Paharganj.
  • Trains to Jaipur also depart from Old Delhi Railway Station (DLI), which is located near Chandni Chowk. The other station from where trains to Jaipur depart is Delhi Sarai Rohilla Railway Station (DEE), located around 5 km west of NDLS in north Delhi.
  • The railway station in Jaipur is Jaipur Junction and its code is JP.
Best Trains Plying Between New Delhi to Jaipur

New Delhi to Jaipur has 31 trains plying on a daily and weekly basis. Listed below are some of the best trains on the  Delhi – Jaipur route, in terms of time-taken and service:
  • Ajmer Shatabdi Express: The fastest and most convenient train plying on this route is the premium Ajmer Shatabdi Express. It runs daily and departs from New Delhi at 6.05 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive Jaipur at 10.40 a.m. same day. Meals are served on-board and punctuality and cleanliness of the train is remarkable. The train offers dynamic fare pricing which means ticket rates vary as per demand and seat availability.
  • Delhi Sarai Rohilla – BandraGaribRath Express: This express train departs from Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla Railway Station at 9.20 a.m. and reaches Jaipur by 2.10 p.m. With good record on punctuality, cleanliness and food, the train is an economical option for travellers. This 3-tier AC sleeper express runs on selected days of the week. Do visit the IRCTC website to check details.
  • Ashram Superfast Express: Those who do not prefer morning trains, Ashram Superfast is a suitable option that leaves from Old Delhi Station at 3.20 p.m. and reaches Jaipur in approximately 5 hours. With reasonable fares and excellent punctuality, this train is a favoured choice.
  • Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Jaipur Double Decker AC: If you are comfortable about departing a bit late in the afternoon, this newly unveiled train is a great pick. Departing from Delhi at 5.35 p.m. and reaching Jaipur at 10.05 p.m., this is the fastest afternoon option in New Delhi – Jaipur route. With its double decker carriage, the train offers ample capacity. The only hitch about this train is that it departs from Sarai Rohilla Railway Station of Delhi.
  • Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express: With only two stops, this train departs from New Delhi at 7.55 p.m. and reaches Jaipur post midnight. This evening train has meals included and offers dynamic fare pricing.
There are several other less convenient and cheaper options on this route. Get Detail about where is my train from Delhi to Jaipur Via ixigo. You may also visit the ixigo train app for an easy navigation to get complete information on Delhi to Jaipur trains.