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Indian Railways Travel

See India By Rail

Section along the Konkan Railways.
Mumbai Suburban Railway train.
The Indian Railways and the railway stations are best described by a book called "India, No Problem Sahib": a book with 268 photos and very few words mainly because of changing images of India that leave an impression.

The Indian Railway station is like a mini-city with a hubbub of activity made up of a community & culture of its own. Very different to the railway stations in the west with: frequent announcements of the arriving & departing trains with the platform numbers ; coolies (red coated luggage porters); tea stalls; freshly cooked a-la-carte and full Thali meals at railway canteens and special food stalls;.book shops; platform charts with railway reservations with names, ages, PNR No. and ticket numbers for every travelling passenger (Note: the same chart is also pasted on the side of the carriages of the trains); railway left luggage offices for travellers to leave their locked luggage; Ist Class and 2nd Class waiting halls; retiring rooms for those wanting an overnight stay; plenty of people with their families running around the stations near the trains they are about to board. Indian Railway is a vast network. It involves:-

The Indian railway system is a vast network. It involves:-
  • 60,700 km of rail tracks.
  • 7000 railway stations.
  • 10,000 passenger trains.
  • 12 million passenger traffic daily.
  • Special trains such as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, The Konkan Railway, Shimla & Ootacamund railways (See section on scenic rides.

The complete timetable of the trains in India can be seen on the Indian Railways website. Adderss is: www.indianrail.gov.in


One of the best ways of covering the places of tourist & other importance by the use of an Indrail pass that allows unlimited travel on the Indian Railway Network. Just Imagine: Travel anywhere in India on the Indian Railways network for 21 consecutive days for as little as £ 137 in Ac 2 Tier/Ac 3 Tier/Ac chaircar class.



Why not view the Indian Railway Map (photocopied from 'Train At a Glance Timetable' to aid you in your preliminary planning process.
We can pre-book rail sectors in advance using various rail passes. Bookings can be done up to a year in advance but at least 30 days in advance. We do try & help with reservations for 2- 3 weeks notice. To continue, please complete the rail enquiry form. We can then get back to you with times, prices and application forms. Please do not send us attachments to emails but send as part of the main email.




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