Kashi Mahakal Express Train: Get Info on Schedule, Route, Timings, Fare, Online Booking & Interesting Facts

Do you happen to be an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and plan to visit all three Jyotirlingas and other popular religious tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in one go? Book a ride on the Kashi Mahakal Express train, India’s third private air-conditioned passenger train, which will run from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Indore in Madhya Pradesh, and will cover numerous tourist destinations along the way.

In addition to connecting Omkareshwar in Mandhata, Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain and Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi, it will also connect other historical, religious, and cultural cities in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh such as Prayagraj (Allahabad), Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi, Bina, Sant Hiradnagar and Ujjain.

Kashi Mahakal Express train, which was started with the aim of promoting religious tourism, will also offer Mahakal Express tour packages, allowing passengers to visit various pilgrim destinations along the way. The opening of the Mahakal Express is an attempt to develop all faith-related locations across the country.

Here, we tell you everything about the train, including facilities, how to book tickets, arrival and departure times, and other details that will come in handy when taking a train ride.
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Facilities onboard the Kashi Mahakal Express

The Kashi Mahakal Express train is an air-conditioned 3-level train equipped with various types of facilities that guarantee maximum passenger comfort. Some of the facilities available onboard the train are:

  • Information and entertainment system for passengers on board.
  • Modular toilets
  • Free travel insurance
  • Tea/coffee vending machines
  • Fire and smoke detection.
  • Suppressor system
  • Complimentary bedding
  • 24-hour security and special vegetarian meals
  • An exclusive spiritual experience inside the train, thanks to a music cassette that will play religious songs throughout the journey.

Kashi Mahakal Express Train Fee

The Mahakal express train fare is dynamic in nature and was decided by occupancy demand.

Kashi Mahakal Express Train Schedule

Kashi- Mahakal Express Train

There are four trains that will run three times a week between Varanasi and Indore through Ujjain, Sant Hiradnagar (Bhopal), Bina, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow / Prayagraj, and Sultanpur. Kashi Mahakal Express train schedules are mentioned below:

  • Train number 82403 Varanasi-Indore Express (weekly) through Prayagraj-Kanpur will leave Varanasi at 3:15 PM and arrive in Indore at 9:40 AM.
  • Train number 82404 Varanasi-Indore Express (weekly) via Prayagraj-Kanpur will depart Indore at 10:55 a.m. and will arrive in Varanasi at 5:00 a.m.
  • Train number 82401 Varanasi-Indore Express (biweekly) through Lucknow-Kanpur will leave Varanasi at 2:45 p.m. and will arrive in Indore at 9:40 a.m.
  • Train number 82402 Varanasi-Indore Express (biweekly) will depart Indore at 10:55 a.m. and will arrive in Varanasi at 6:00 a.m.

You can know more about the schedule from the official website of Indian railways

How to book tickets for the Kashi Mahakal Express train?

Mahakal express train schedule

Ticket reservations can only be done online on the IRCTC website and its mobile application “IRCTC Rail Connect”. Online booking for Kashi Mahakal Express train will have a 120 day booking period. There will be no concession of any kind, while tickets for children under 5 will not be required.

Passengers will be able to see the current status of the reservation after the preparation of the first graph, which can vary from 4 hours to 5 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train. Each passenger will also be covered with complimentary travel insurance of Rs 10 lakh during the journey. In the event that the train is canceled for any reason, passengers will be entitled to an automatic refund.

Interesting Facts About Kashi Mahakal Express Train

Kashi- Mahakal Express Train Tickets

  • Passengers can listen to devotional songs that will be played through a cassette.
  • The Kashi Mahakal express train will connect the 3 Jyotirlingas: Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar, and Kashi Vishwanath.
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