As a subsidiary of Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, aims to make travelling with Indian Railways an experience of delightful surprises. The concern has a bouquet of services that not only make travelling easy throughout India, but also open new possibilities in tourism, for the consumer and the travel and tourism sector alike.
From ticket booking to e-catering, let’s get an idea about their services:
- Welcome to Smart Travelling –
Perhaps the most prominent and useful service, that IRCTC provides, is the e-ticket service. With this online procedure, the pains of standing in lines for hours and meeting frustration are all things of the past. This simple yet profound service not only saves time, but also travellers now can consider travelling easily via trains.
- Feast on the Move –
IRCTC’s latest endeavour to make the train travelling a happy experience is the e-catering service. With the PNR number, now passengers can book scheduled meals of their choice while travelling.
- Travelling for Happiness –
It’s no more only about travelling for a reason with IRCTC. As we have evolved as an economy, more and more Indians are going for packaged tours. IRCTC caters to this growing interest in tourism with its packaged tours. The tours are categorised according to preference like wildlife tours, religious, tour to the North East, tours to beaches of India to name the most popular. And, you can also enjoy a custom tour with IRCTC, as well.
With these tours, you will have the peace of mind as IRCTC will book your accommodations and tickets. Also, professional guides will be there to show you around the places.
- Going Places –
To entertain the travellers’ wishes to visit places in other countries, IRCTC conducts international tours, as well. Joining hands with Thomas Cook, the global tourism concern, IRCTC provides some of the most comfortable, well-planned and well-managed tours.
You can also book international flights with IRCTC.
With these services, considerably well managed, IRCTC is winning many smiles on a daily basis.
- In The Name of the Gods –
India is a country of many gods. And the pilgrimage in India has always been an important aspect of life. IRCTC offers tours to some of the most popular pilgrimage spots in the country. Now, it has become hassle free and comfortable to pay a visit to the holy of the holies in Tirupati, Kanyakumari, Mahakaleswar and many other places. Also, as Indian Railways has special trains for special religious occasions, IRCTC’s packages during those festivals have become quite popular.
- Help at your Doorstep –
When we travel to other cities or places, we often have to take care of the conveyance troubles ourselves. Sometimes, these become a serious bother and mar the joys of travelling. IRCTC offers concierge and taxi services to make our travel a little easier. This relatively new service has already gained a lot of appreciation among the travellers in India.
- Experience Culture and Heritage –
India is truly a haven of cultural monuments and statues. Knowing about the visiting times, directions to reach those places and getting proper guidance are some of the most annoying troubles that travellers face. IRCTC helps travellers to visit these places without harassment and frustration. One just has to book the visit schedules and all the necessities will be taken care by the concern.
- Travelling by Theme –
India has been the birthplace of many cultural and religious movements. And many travellers wish to travel through all the places that are significant in a certain culture. With the Tourist Trains and IRCTC’s scheduled services, now travellers can enjoy this kind of tourism. Buddhist Circuit and Bharat Darshan are two brilliant examples of this service. Truly, this is a unique and sincere approach to showcase India’s rich history.
Now, a passenger can track his/her train’s schedule with SMS and train tracking apps, as well. With all these innovative services, IRCTC is making sure that the Indian Railways remains our first preference while travelling, for pleasure or for business.