Duronto Express

Duronto Express is a category of long-distance non-stop source to destination trains run by the Indian Railways. Earlier the trains were meant to have no ticketing stops between the origin and destination, but since January it is possible to book tickets from those technical stops. “Duronto” means “Non-stop” in Bangla. The trains’ coaches have characteristic yellow-green colourrepresnting fields full f flowers which signifies life full of bliss The Duronto trains are connect several metros and major state capital of India.

The first non-stop Duronto Express trains were introduced in 2009–10 as a first step towards high-speed rail travel in India. The first Duronto ran between Sealdah (Near Kolkata) and New Delhi.

There are five different classes of accommodation–Aircond First Class, Aircond Two-tier., Aircond Three-tier, Economy Three-tier Aircond. and Non-Aircond. Sleeper Class. The Duronto coaches are painted with splashes of colors and are 24 meters long as compared to the regular coach length of 22.3 meters.

The new Duronto express coaches are made of LHB coaches, which ensures fewer jerks even at higher speeds. The trains have various other superior features like control discharge toilet system, improved and superior thermal and sound insulation to protect you from noise from outside.

The passenger services include a pantry car providing hot cooked meals.

State Terminal stations Train Name Train Number Distance Average Speed Approx. Time
Delhi- Kolkata New Delhi – Howrah Jn. Duronto Express 12274/12273 1530 kms. 70 kms. /hr ( 43 mph.) 21 Hour, 45 Min
Delhi- Karnatka Delhi S. Rohilla- Yeshwantpur Jn. Duronto Express 12213/12214 2374 kms. 75 kms. /hr (47 mph.) 31 Hour, 20 Min
Maharashtra-West Bengal Pune- Howrah Howrah Duronto 12221/12222 2020 kms. 67 kms/hr (42 mph.) 28 Hour, 35 Min
Maharashtra-Rajasthan Mumbai Central- Jaipur Jaipur Duronto 12239/12240 1159 kms. 72 kms/ hr (45 mph.) 15 Hour, 20 Min

I planned with my family members to visit BADRINATH temple, Which is Approx 520 Km from Delhi. We started our journey from Subhash Nagar, West Delhi at 5 am on 26 May 2019 (Sunday). Enroute we halted at Grand Cheetal Restaurant for Breakfast and reached Haridwar to take dip in Holy river Ganges.

All Winter Clothes, Medicines were kept presuming to encounter the cold due to Ice Hills weather at Badrinath. After taking some rest we started our onward journey at early morning 2 am on 27th May 2019 from Haridwar to the Shrine of Badrinath.

Badrinath is 320 Km from Haridwar with route starting Haridwar- Rishkesh- Shiv Puri – Siraso – Nand – Byasi – Kaudiyal – Bachedikhal- Teen Dhara – Pipal Koti – Dev Prayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Karanprayag – Nandaprayag – Maithna – Chamoli – Pipalkoti – Joshimath- Govind ghat- Hanuman Chatti – Badrinath

Breakfast – Snack – lunch in street shops is easily available on the way. With sharp turns during road travel whole valley was surrounded with majestic mountains, forest having various types of trees and river Alaknanada was continuously flowing with the roadside while travelling thru Car. We crossed many bridges, on the way many ice frozen water falls were there and Hills were covered with snow & then we reached Badrinath at 7 pm in the evening after 16 hour journey ex Delhi

Hotel was pre-booked by our Travel Agent Perfect Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, we checked In and after keeping our luggage and changing clothes we immediately went to Tapan Kund for holy bath with warm water after which stood in long queue for Darshan of Lord Vishnu Badrinath and our turn came after 1 hour inside the main temple when we offered our prayers to the Deity of Lord Vishnu and other god’s of the sacred powerful Temple. Awesome pleasure as we felt truly Blessed and happy with Darshan of Lord Vishnu Badri Narayan Deity.

Later we had dinner in nearby Market and went to our hotel room to rest, Early morning at 4 am on 28th May 2019 we started our return journey from Badrinath shrine to reach Haridwar in the evening by 9 pm.

Then we enjoyed 29th and 30th May 2019 in Haridwar and also did some Yoga & Meditation in Rishikesh Ashram before reaching back to our Home in Delhi on 31st May 2019 Evening

The whole guidance and information we got for Badrinath Temple Tour from Perfect Travels & Tour Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, was indeed very valuable. Our family much appreciated the professional planning & Guidance of their Travel Design department.

Jai Badri Narayan Bhagwan ki

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