There are 80 different train services running from Varanasi (and stations near Varanasi) to Delhi. The scheduled journey time by train for the Varanasi to Delhi route is from 9 hours 05 minutes to 17 hours 40 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Train Times to Delhi
There are only three train services which travel from Varanasi Junction Railway Station to Delhi every day of the week. The other other 73 train services either only run on specific days of the week or they operate out of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction Railway Station which is 18 km away from Varanasi Junction Railway Station.
- NDLS = New Delhi Railway Station
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Location of Varanasi Junction Station
Varanasi Junction Railway Station is the major railway hub of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Location of New Delhi Railway Station
New Delhi Railway Station, which is located 7.2 km from Humayun’s Tomb.
About Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb is a large and beautiful building located in the Nizzamudin District of New Delhi 6 km to the south of Connaught Place. The tomb is the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun who ruled large parts of Northern India and what is now Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan from 1530 to 1540 and from 1555 to 1556 when he regained his territory with the help of the powerful Shah of Persia. Shortly after his big come back Emperor Humayun fell down the stairs of his palace carrying books. The body of the Emperor was initially kept in his place in Delhi and then a palace in the Punjab region before the completion of his grand tomb in Delhi which was completed in 1572.
The story of Humayun’s tomb is also a love story, with the construction of the tomb commissioned and paid for by Humayun’s first wife the Empress Bega Begum. No expense was spared in creating this tomb which was designed by a prominent Persia architect who had previously undertaken a number of other large projects across the region. The main material used in the construction was red sandstone which at the time the tomb was constructed had not previously been used as a building material for a structure of this size. The tomb itself is 91 metres wide and 47 metres, including the large cental dome which is 42.5 metres wide. This structure sits on top of an eight metre tall vaulted terrace which forms a base to the tomb and covers an area of 12,000 sqm. The tomb is located within 120,000 sqm of formal gardens arranged in geometric gardens with large watercourses dividing the garden into four quarters. The garden fell into disrepair following the fall of the Mughal Empire and was taken over local people who used the land to grow vegetables. More damage was done when the British colonial rulers decided to turn the grounds into an English style garden until finally a major restoration project on the garden was undertaken between 1999 and 2003 to restore it to its original state as it remains today.