India is a land full of alluring sights, rich art & cultural diversity, architectural marvels and much more! Owing to a plethora of attractions that the country offers, it is one of the major tourist destinations in the world. In India, trains are considered to be the safest, cheapest and the most preferred mode of transportation.
In order to make travelling a trouble-free experience for foreign nationals visiting our country, Indian Railways have come up with amazing facilities and other added-advantages when it comes to booking train tickets. To find out the special privileges extended to foreign tourists on Indian Railways, read on-
Tickets can be Booked One YearÂ in Advance
International users can do reservations under the IRCTC Foreign Tourist Quota to up 365 days in advance through e-ticketing. The available classes for foreign tourists under this quota include Executive Class (EC), 1st AC (1A) and 2nd AC (2A) for all the trains. Currently, Indian users can book tickets in advance up to 120 days.
Confirmed Accommodation Beyond ARP (Advance Reservation Period)
If bookings are done outside Advance Reservation Period (ARP) period, then, berths are allotted by Railway PRS (Railway Passenger System) system. Users are notified on their registered number through international SMS facility.