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About Darbhanga Jn Railway Station

Famed for its folk art and heritage sites, the city of Darbhanga is considered to be the cultural capital of Bihar. Darbhanga is one of the oldest cities of North Bihar and is located in the heart of Mithilanchal region. Situated on the Samastipur rail route, Darbhanga Junction Railway Station is an A1 Grade station of the East Central Railway (ECR). Local passenger trains to nearby places like Samastipur, Raxaul, Sitamarhi and Jaynagar also run from Darbhanga Junction Railway Station on a regular basis. In 2016, Indian Railway’s arm RailTel, in association with Google launched free Wi-Fi facility at the station.

Trains Departing from Darbhanga Junction

There are a total of 5 platforms on the station which are connected by foot over bridges. Darbhanga Junction has 54 halting trains, as well as 20 originating and terminating trains.

Trains to Top Pilgrimage Sites: A total of 13 trains go till Varanasi and 8 trains go to Amritsar (Golden Temple). For Allahabad, there are about 11 trains. While 7 trains connect to Haridwar, 7 are linked to Rishikesh as well. Vaishnodevi, Ajmer and Shirdi have at least one train each.

Trains to Metro Cities: There are 16 trains each for both Delhi and Kolkata. While 3 trains are connected to Mumbai, 2 are for Bangalore. For Chennai, there are at least 3 trains.

Popular Trains

Darbhanga Junction has rail connectivity with most Indian cities. Last year, the Northern Railway introduced the Anand Vihar-Darbhanga Superfast Bi-Weekly Express Special Train (Anand Vihar-Darbhanga-Anand Vihar) to tackle the heavy passenger rush during festival season. Some of the most preferred trains are:

• Bihar Sampark Kranti Superfast Express is a popular choice for covering the route between Darbhanga and New Delhi.
• Swatantrata Senani Superfast Express connects Darbhanga with Kanpur.
• Bagmati Express covers the distance between Darbhanga and Bangalore.

Other nearby railway stations:

• Laheria Sarai
• Kakarghatti
• Shisho Halt
• Thalwara
• Bijuli Halt
• Muhammadpur
• Tarsarai
• Haiaghat
• Shaheed Suraj Narayan Singh Halt
• Tektar

Popular Places Near Darbhanga Junction

Darbhanga’s cultural heritage is a diverse mosaic of religion, art, music and literature. Steeped in history is the marvelous Darbhanga fort (2 km), where successors of the Darbhanga royal family still reside. Just 1 minute away is the Harahi lake, a beautiful place to relax. About 2.5 kilometers away is Nargona Palace, one of the first buildings in India to incorporate earthquake resistant technology. Or admire the mesmerizing idol of Goddess Kali enshrined at the Shyama temple at a distance of 1.5 kilometers. The beautiful Kankali temple, situated 3.1 kilometers away, is another tourist attraction. The city also has many lively markets to explore. Head to Laheria sarai (4.3 km) or Masraf Bazar in Gullowara (2.5 km) to shop for Madhubani paintings, Sikki Mauni artifacts and other Mithila artworks. Around 1 kilometer away, visit Pahee market on GM Road to taste mouthwatering local delicacies like Litti Chokha, chaat and Makhana kheer.

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