Garib Nawaz Express (Train No: 16531 / 16532) is a long distance train that links the north, west and south India. This weekly train starts from Ajmer in Rajasthan and terminates at Bangalore city Jn in Karnataka. Garib Nawaz Express covers about 2300 kilometers (1430 miles) in two days and two nights journey.
As far as Hampi is concerned , Garib Nawaz Express the one of the two trains ( other train is The Bangalore-Jodhpur Express / Train No 16534) that connects it with the northern India and major cities western Indian cities like Mumbai and Pune. If you are opting for Garib Nawaz Express to travel to Hampi , book your destination as Hospet . This is the nearest railway station for Hampi. From Hospet the Hampi ruins is about 12 kilometers away.
See the routes, timings and days of availability at various stations of Garib Nawaz Express in the time tables attached below.
You have 4 options to chose from, the Second AC (2AC), Third AC (3AC), Sleeper Class (SL) and the General Class (unreserved) in that order of luxury.
|Station Name (code)||Arrival||Departure|| Days|
|1||Bangalore Cy Junction (SBC)||---||17:00||Fri|
|2||Yesvantpur Junction (YPR)||17:15||17:20||Fri|
|3||Dharmavaram Junction (DMM)||20:40||20:45||Fri|
|5||Guntakal Junction (GTL)||23:50||23:55||Fri|
|6||Bellary Junction (BAY)||01:30||01:35||Sat|
|7||Hospet Junction (HPT) for HAMPI||02:55||03:00||Sat|
|9||Gadag Junction (GDG)||04:50||04:52||Sat|
|10||Hubli Junction (UBL)||06:25||06:35||Sat|
|12||Londa Junction (LD)||08:23||08:25||Sat|
|14||Miraj Junction (MRJ)||12:40||12:45||Sat|
|18||Pune Junction (PUNE)||18:40||18:50||Sat|
|20||Kalyan Junction (KYN)||21:27||21:30||Sat|
|21||Bhiwandi Road (BIRD)||22:09||22:10||Sat|
|22||Vasai Road (BSR)||22:50||22:55||Sat|
|26||Vadodara Junction (BRC)||04:51||05:01||Sun|
|27||Anand Junction (ANND)||05:34||05:35||Sun|
|28||Nadiad Junction (ND)||05:51||05:52||Sun|
|29||Ahmedabad Junction (ADI)||06:50||07:05||Sun|
|30||Mahesana Junction (MSH)||09:19||09:20||Sun|
|31||Palanpur Junction (PNU)||10:49||10:50||Sun|
|32||Abu Road (ABR)||11:45||11:55||Sun|
|34||Marwar Junction (MJ)||14:30||14:32||Sun|
|36||Ajmer Junction (AII)||17:30||---||Sun|
|Station Name||Arrival||Departure|| Days|
|1||Ajmer Jn||---||05.35|| Tue|
|3||Marwar Jn||07.43||07.45|| Tue|
|5||Abu Road||10.06||10.25|| Tue|
|6||Palanpur Jn||11.48||11.50|| Tue|
|7||Mahesana Jn||13.05||13.07|| Tue|
|8||Ahmedabad Jn||14.30||14.50|| Tue|
|9||Nadiad Jn||15.41||15.43|| Tue|
|10||Anand Jn||16.01||16.03|| Tue|
|11||Vadodara Jn||16.45||16.55|| Tue|
|15||Vasai Road||23.35||23.45|| Tue|
|16||Bhivandi Road||00.11||00.13|| Wed|
|30||Hospet Jn (for HAMPI)||19.30||19.35||Wed|
|36||Bangalore City Jn||04.45||---||Thu|
Garib Nawaz Express is attached with the ac sleeper coaches - 2AC and 3AC . Bulk of the train is the Sleeper Class (SL) . A few compartments are attached for the unreserved passengers (Second Class) and the break van for the heavy luggage.
Garib Nawaz Express traces a north-south path along the western side of India from Ajmer to Londa near Goa. Then the train turns eastward to Guntakal passing via Hospet . From Guntakal Garib Nawaz Express head southwards to Bangalore.
Garib Nawaz Express connects some of the large cities in the western India like Ahmedabad , Vadodara (Baroda) , Mumbai (Kalyan Jn) and Pune.
If you are Goa bound or coming from Goa to Hampi , this train is an option to consider to access Hampi. The only thing is you will have to find a means to travel from Londa Jn to Madgaon ( Vasco da Gamma) . See also Goa to Hampi for other travel alternatives between Goa and Hampi.
A small piece of info about Ajmer from where the Garib Nawaz Express starts. The train is named after Sufi scholar and saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty more popularly Khwaja Gharib Nawaz whose dargah (shrine) is located in Ajmer. This is an important Muslim pilgrimage place in India. The desert town Pushkar - famous for its annual Camel Fair - is located close to Ajmer. Those who are on weeks long India sojourn, take note!
The train timings could change over time. This timetable is updated in August 2015. Please check with the indian Railways official website for updated schedules. Also use irctc.co.in for doing adcance reservation.
Garib Nawaz Express route map . Garib Nawaz Express (Train Number 15716) connects Hampi with many Western and Northern cities.
Hyderabad to Hampi by Train
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Bangalore to Hampi By Road
This is for the folks from Bangalore, still chewing over the idea if to take car or bike all the way to Hampi !