Haripriya Express (Train No: 17415/17416) and Rayalaseema Express (Train No 17429 /17430 ) are a pair of trains that connects Hampi (Hospet Jn) with Hyderabad , Tirupati and C. Shahu Mharaj Terminus (Kholapur ). The route bifurcates at Guntakal Junction.
The coaches heading towards Hyderabad and Tirupati are separated at Guntakal Jn and connected to the trains heading to the respective destinations.
However if you are having the direct reserved ticket to your destination, you won’t notice the changeover, except the delay at this station. Generally you won’t even notice this delay as the trains reach Guntakal during the midnight and re-attaches your coaches.
Those who are coming from Chennai to Hampi , can catch the train from Renigunta Jn.(RU) That is arrive at Renigunta Jn from Chennain & catch the Rayalaseema Express (T. No 17430). There are many trains that ply along the Chennai – Renigunta route.
Those arriving from Hyderabad direction can plan for the Rayalaseema (7429) express. Like mentioned earlier, at Guntakal Jn. this train bifurcates, a part goes to Tirupati & the rest head towards C. Shahu Mharaj Terminus via Hosptet Jn.
A set of train timetable is attached below. For the sake of understanding the route plan is also shown. Please note that only some major stations en route are listed. The full details can be had by searching the Indian Railway’s site www.indianrail.gov.in using the train number and other details. The Station Codes given against each station name could be a handy detail when you search & book trains online at the railway’s reservation website www.irctc.co.in
Fares in Indian Rupees (approximate conversion in US Dollar.)
Hyderabad – Hospet : 2AC – Rs 871 (USD 22 ) ; Sleeper Class – Rs232 (USD 6 )
Renigunta –Hospet : 2AC – Rs 690 (USD 17 ) ; 3AC – Rs 514 (USD 13 ) ; Sleeper Class Rs 194 ( USD 5 )
C. Shahu Mharaj T. – Hospet : 2AC –Rs 749 (USD 19 ) ; Sleeper Class –Rs 206 ( USD 5)
See aslo the Amaravati Express ( Vasco Da Gama - Hospet - Howrah ) and Hampi Express (Hubli - Hospet - Bangalore)
Please note that the train details given here could be changed. For the current & accurate updates checkup with the Indian Railways website www.indianrail.gov.in
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 !