Here I am going to discuss a hot topic-3 Tricks to get Confirm Tickets to New Jalpaiguri from Kolkata. Please read up to the end. Siliguri is known as the Gateway to Northeast India. Siliguri is popular for 3 T’s -tea, timber and tourism. Siliguri has great tactical importance in West Bengal.
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Siliguri is located conveniently, connecting four international borders i.e. China, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. It also connects the North-East with the Indian mainland and is linked with all other districts of West Bengal. Located at the foothills of Eastern Himalaya, Siliguri may be a trading and transportation hub.
Most important railway station in Siliguri is New Jalpaiguri. New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station (Station code NJP) is the largest as well as the busiest railway junction of Northeast India. This Junction is among the three railway stations which serves Siliguri. The other two stations are- Siliguri Junction and Siliguri Town.
New Jalpaiguri rail station is among the highest hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.
New Jalpaiguri is connected to practically all parts of the country (except Goa, Pune, Haridwar and Surat). It has a good connection to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati by trains.
New Jalpaiguri is that the busiest station in North Bengal. Four Rajdhani Express and one Shatabdi Express run from this station. Also there is one narrow gauge platform in this station which runs trains towards Darjeeling hills.
From above discussions you can easily come to the conclusion that it is very difficult to get confirm ticket from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. I will share few tricks from my travel experience which will enhance your probability of getting confirm tickets from Sealdah (Kolkata) to New Jalpaiguri (Siliguri).
Trick 1: Opt ticket from Kolkata to Japaiguri instead of NJP and get down at NJP.
Trick 2: Break journey- Kolkata-Malda Town-New Jalpaiguri.
Trick 3: Break journey- Kolkata-Barsoi-New Jalpaiguri. (E.g. from Kolkata station take Radhikapur Express and get down at Barsoi. From Barsoi take Capital Express upto NJP).
You can spend layover time at Railway Retiring Rooms.
If you know any other trick please share in comment box. I will update that in my post with your name.