Varanasi to Delhi Road Trip – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

Delhi, the political and administrative capital of India and the City of Cities is also home to some famous landmarks and mouth-watering delicacies. From the modern amenities of New Delhi to the history-laden Old Delhi to the political nucleus of Central Delhi, it certainly spoils tourists and visitors for choices. 

Use this ready-made guide from Savaari when you take a road trip from Varanasi to Delhi. We will take you through a gorgeous route with breathtaking monuments, hidden gems, and also eateries en route.

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Why travel from Varanasi to Delhi?

Delhi is vibrant and has much to offer including temples, monuments, museums, pubs and great nightlife. You can make your Delhi experience more interesting when you drive from Varanasi in a Savaari cab. With our customizable trip plans and itineraries, you can do more than just a regular road trip, and enjoy a comfortable ride with our Delhi cabs, while making your journey interesting at the same time .

Varanasi to Delhi Road Trip

Traveling from Varanasi to Delhi by Car

A road trip from Varanasi to Delhi by car is one of the best ways to experience the roads that connect the two metro cities. When you book a Varanasi to Delhi trip with us, you can enjoy a ride through the smaller towns and rural areas of Uttar Pradesh and NCR, before you enter the charming metro city. The route is full of hidden gems, well-kept secrets and some crown jewels in north India’s rustic beauty. With our completely customizable Varanasi cab service for your Delhi trip, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing. 

Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Varanasi to Delhi by car.

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Best Time To Visit Delhi

November to March is the best time to visit Varanasi to Delhi by car. The weather is pleasant around this time of the year. Avoid travelling in summers because Delhi tends to get extremely hot from April to September. The ruthless heat and unbearably hot temperatures are best avoided, for Delhi is a place that deserves all of your time and certainly all of your attention. Let us help you discover some routes which can take you to Delhi from Varanasi and back, and also help you discover popular places along the way.

Popular Routes from Varanasi to Delhi

Route 1: Varanasi to Delhi via NH19

This is the shortest route to cover the Varanasi to Delhi distance which is approximately 830 KM and takes about 14 and a half hours to travel. You can most probably expect regular Varanasi to Delhi traffic, but no severe congestion. So it is certainly important that you check for live traffic updates and follow real-time maps to get a better idea of road conditions.

Here’s a basic Varanasi to Delhi road map for this route:

Varanasi -> Allahabad-> Kanpur – Agra -> Delhi
Varanasi to Delhi Via NH19

Popular Places Along the Way:

  • Allahabad – The holy town on the banks of the River Ganga is famous for the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati Rivers. You can also visit the Allahabad Fort.
  • Kanpur – The town is famous for its leather products and delectable food. Drive down the local bazaars and sample the sumptuous food.
  • Agra – You can take a detour to visit the iconic Taj Mahal or the Agra Fort, particularly around sunset, for stunning views.
  • Mathura – Explore the birthplace of Krishna at Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, or the Dwarkadheesh Temple. Also visit Kans Qila, a riverside fort with relics.
  • Vrindavan – Take a tour of the holy land, and childhood place of Lord Krishna and visit some significant sites like ISKCON Temple, Banke Bihari Temple, or the temple dedicated to Meerabai, Krishna’s biggest devotee.
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Places to eat on this route:

  • Desi Chaupal, Kamasin, near Allahabad – 24-hour highway side dhaba, popular among travelers.
  • Raj Sweets & Restaurant, off NH 19, Fatehpur – popular local eatery, famous for confections and quick meals.
  • Dawat Restaurant, Mathura – known for local fare
  • Rao Dhaba (locally called Old Rao) – off NH 48 in Gurgaon famous for thalis.

Varanasi to Delhi Road Condition via NH19:

The Varanasi to Delhi road condition via NH19 is good. It is the shortest route, has tolls but no road closure.

Route 2: Varanasi to Delhi via Agra-Lucknow Expy

This is a slightly longer but shorter route to cover and is approximately 860 KM. It takes 13 hours and 30 minutes to travel via this route. You can most probably expect regular Varanasi to Delhi traffic, but no severe congestion. So it is certainly important that you check for live traffic updates and follow real-time maps to get a better idea of road conditions.

Here’s a basic Varanasi to Delhi road map for this route:

Varanasi – Kunda – Raebareli – Lucknow – Agra – Noida – Delhi
Varanasi to Delhi Via Agra-Lucknow Express

Popular places along the way:

  1. Lucknow – Built back in the 18th Century, Lucknow was constructed by the fourth Nawab of Awadh and is a wonderful reminder of a forgotten time. Visit the Bada Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and Ambedkar Memorial Park amongst others.
  2. Taj Mahal, Agra – Probably the biggest highlight of your road trip, Taj Mahal is one of the world’s seven wonders. Hence is it absolutely necessary to stop here and admire the gorgeous monument adorning the land of Agra.
  3. Badkhal Lake, Faridabad – The lake is nestled in the Aravalli Hills, and therefore, should be visited for the scenic beauty it is surrounded with.
  4. Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Noida – Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a perfect place to spot different species of birds and explore nature.

Places to eat on this route:

  1. Rahim’s Kulcha Nahari, Lucknow – Popular for Tunday Kebabs and Nahari Kulcha
  2. Radha Rani Tea Stall – The best masala tea on the highway. They’re known to add a particularly lavish amount of spices to their tea.
  3. Express Plaza – A clean, well-maintained food court. Ideal for a short break to stock up on snacks and water bottles. 
  4. Magic Food Zone – Craving something sweet? They serve the best moong dal barfi.

Varanasi to Delhi Road Condition via Agra-Lucknow Expy:

The Varanasi to Delhi road condition via Agra-Lucknow Expy is excellent. It is longer but takes less time than the previous route. It has tolls.

Varanasi to Delhi Best Route

Both the above routes are good for traveling from Varanasi to Delhi. Each of them have interesting stopovers and a good number of food stops. However, the route via Agra-Lucknow Expy is shorter and this route is one of the best highways in India. Hence, if you want to save time and still enjoy a gorgeous roadtrip, then route 2 is your best option. For added convenience book our Varanasi car rental service to ensure a seamless and comfortable journey.

Other means of traveling from Varanasi to Delhi 

You can also travel from Varanasi to Delhi by trains or flights. 

How to Reach Delhi By Train

You can also cover the Varanasi to Delhi distance by train, which is available daily. There are over 50 trains that ply between Varanasi and Delhi, of which 20 ply daily. So you can visit the Indian Railways website for your Varanasi to Delhi train bookings, or choose your options from the multiple online portals. The fastest train is VANDE BHARAT SPL (02435). The total time taken from Varanasi to Delhi can vary from 8 to 12 hours, depending upon the train you choose. Therefore, for the updated Varanasi to Delhi train timings, check with IRCTC for their latest timetables.

How to Reach Delhi By Flight

You can also fly from Varanasi to Delhi. There are over 10 direct flights between these two cities daily. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. 

The average Varanasi to Delhi direct flight duration is 1 hour and 30 minutes, and usually costs between Rs 1500 to 4000 depending on the airline, flight route, booking window, available deals, and the travel season. For your Varanasi to Delhi flight booking, visit any online travel portal or check with airlines’ direct website. You can hire a reliable Delhi airport taxi for a convenient ride to your hotel in the city.

Attractions for Sightseeing in Delhi

Delhi is a city offering glimpses of its culturally rich past as well as the thriving present. It is also a city where you can see an impeccable blend of traditional and modern. It is home to three World Heritage Monuments – Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Humayun’s Tomb. From malls to restaurants, temples to mosques, international brand outlets to local haats (markets), Delhi has surely something to offer to every kind of traveler. There are endless possibilities for long vacations or quick weekend getaways from Delhi, every few hundred miles. Check out the best road trips you can embark on for a quick weekend getaway from Delhi.

  • Take some time out to explore the busy lanes of Chandni Chowk. Sample the street food here. It is one of the best in India. This place is also known among shoppers of all kinds.
  • Visit the historical monuments here. They are the face of Delhi. The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Purana Qila take you back in time. 
  • Other equally interesting places you must include in your itinerary are Rashtrapati Bhawan on Raisina Hill, the Rajpath, and the India Gate. The best time to visit these monuments is in the evening when the buildings are lit up beautifully. 
  • Savour the peace and serenity at Bangla Sahib and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. 
  • Try the umpteen number of cafes and restaurants at Hauz Khas Village. 
  • Shop till you drop at Khan Market. It is a shopper’s paradise. 
  • Popularly known as CP among locals, Rajiv Chowk is another place famous for good food and shopping.

Delhi is known for its finger-licking snacks. From kachoris, Kheer, meat gravy to nihari and Aloo Tikki – Delhi is also the capital of street food. You will get the best of North Indian cuisine on the streets of Delhi. Whether it’s the delicious Chole Bhature or the satiating Rabdi-Jalebi, Delhi is no less than heaven for foodies.

To sample the best of classic and contemporary, Indian and international flavors, explore these places in Delhi.

  • For the best Chole Bhature – Chache di Hatti (Kamla Nagar), Sitaram Diwan Chand Paharganj), Kakke di Hatti (Chandni Chowk)
  • Best chaat – Atul Chaat (Rajouri Garden), Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala (Chandni Chowk), Bishan Swaroop Chat Corner (Chandni Chowk), Ashok Chaat Bhandar (Chawri Bazaar), Daulat ki Chaat (Chandni Chowk), 
  • Sweets – Juneja (Amar Colony), Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners (Chandni Chowk), Bengali Sweet House (Mandi House)
  • Kulfi – Roshan di Kulfi (Karol Bagh), Kakke di Hatti (Chandni Chowk), Kuremal (Chawri Bazaar), Siya Ram Nannumal (Ajmeri Gate), Ravi Raj di Kulfi (Karol Bagh),  Jain Kulfi Bhandar (Shahdara) 
  • Aloo Puri – Shyam Sweets, Gopal foods, Gujarat Bhawan restaurants, Bille di Hatti, Chaina Ram Sindhi confectioners

Hotels and Resorts in Delhi

Hotel NameAddress
The Polo Retreat SkyWaltzAsagarpur Jagir, Sector 127, Noida, 201313
The RoseateNational Highway 8, D Block, Samalka, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Blue Sapphire Motel & ResortG.T Karnal Road, Alipur, opposite Shani Mandir, Delhi, 110036
Petite Homestays4A, Flag Staff Marg, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054
Royal Arches resortBakhtawarpur Rd, Bakhtawar Pur Village, Delhi

Things to Keep in Mind While Traveling to Delhi

  • Delhi is a central location for many treks and camping tours in North India. You can use the city as a base and go for treks.
  • Always wear a mask in public places in Delhi, the state-government has imposed a fine for not following Covid-rules.
  • Check for current curfew hours at night.
  • Pandemic rules may affect visiting hours of tourist sites and restaurants. Check online or call before you visit.

Savaari Safety Tips for Road Trips from Varanasi to Delhi

  • Carry all hygiene related items – sanitizer, masks, disinfectant sprays and a bed sheet to cover the seat with, while traveling.
  • Use a hand sanitizer before and after your ride.
  • Install the Aarogya Setu app before your trip.
  • Running the AC continuously during the trip is not recommended. If you were to use the AC, please ensure that it is run in the recirculated mode and the windows are lowered at frequent intervals.
  • Dispose of any tissues or pieces of cloth that you may have used outside the car.
  • If you have opted for a car rental service, try to load your luggage in the boot of the car yourself to ensure a zero-contact ride. 
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and the driver.
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