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Indian Railways Seat Availability


Reserving your seat in Indian Railways made easy

Are you planning to travel to any part of the country sometime in the near future? Do you want to take the Indian Railways? Well, then, the first thing that you need to know and definitely keep in mind is that you have to plan your trip way beforehand if you want to get reserved seats for your journey.

The problems of getting a reservation

Travelling by train is one of the most cost-effective as well as luxurious modes of travel when it comes to India. While there are certain difficulties, there are many benefits as well. The difficulties that arise when it comes to getting railway reservation can be easily solved if a few things are kept in mind. However, first, we need to understand the problem, and then, figure out how it can be addressed.

The biggest problem that we face is getting a reserved seat, especially if you book it at the last minute. According to the new regulations, the ARP or the Advanced Reservation Period has become 120 days before the day of travel. That would be around 4 months in advance from the day of your travel. However, it becomes really difficult to get reserved tickets even on the second day after the counter opens, the seats fill up so fast. This is particularly a problem when there is a rush, like during the time of festivals, summer holidays, puja vacations, etc.

Now that you know the main problems of getting a railway reservation, let's take a look at how you can solve them:

Choose your "class" of travel

You can choose the way you want to travel when it comes to the Indian Railways. There are generally five types of accommodations that are offered in the trains. Let us take a look at them:

How can you choose your train with TravelKhana?

TravelKhana not only provides you with the option for booking meals and getting them delivered to you at your desired station, but they also try and make planning your journey as easy as possible. It actually provides you with the option of looking up trains that will be plying on your date of journey. All you have to do is enter the place you will be travelling from, your proposed destination and your date of travel. Before proceeding with your railway reservation, you need to know which trains will be running on that day and then make your decision accordingly.

Checking your seat Availability and booking with TravelKhana

TravelKhana allows you to check the Indian railway seat availability of your desired train. Confirmed tickets are available only when there are seats left. You can also book tickets in RAC or Reservation Against Cancellation and waitlist. A confirmed ticket will have your coach and berth number. In the case of an RAC, you will either get a full berth if there are any last moment cancellations or you will have to travel by sharing your berth with someone else. Waitlist does not confirm your berth, and hence, it is best not to undertake long distance travel with a waitlisted ticket.

These are certain basic pointers that you need to remember when it comes to reservation and booking tickets in the Indian Railways. Bon Voyage!