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Europe by train introduction How to buy European train tickets London to Paris or Brussels by Eurostar Need help? the Man in Seat Sixty-One! The best way to see India is not on a plane at 35, feet, but at ground level on the incredible Indian railway system. You can safely forget media images of overcrowded suburban trains with people sitting on the roof. Even long distances such as Bombay to Delhi, Delhi to Varanasi or Delhi to Udaipur can be covered time-effectively using overnight AC Sleeper trains, city centre to city centre, saving a hotel bill too.

You can book Indian train tickets online at 12go. How to buy tickets at the station. How to buy train tickets online. Tips for train travel in India. Where to go: A recommended 2-week itinerary around northern India. IndRail passes - now discontinued. Hotels in India - personal recommendations. Flights to India. Indian Railways: www. See here for online booking. Luxury train tours around India.

Also see www. Tourist information: www. With 63, km of rail routes and 6, stations, the passenger rail network in India is the third biggest in the world after Russia and China, and the biggest in the world in terms of passenger kilometres.

Indian Railways are the world's biggest employer, with over 1. The trains in India go almost everywhere, and it's generally safe to assume that you can travel between any two Indian cities or major towns by train, the length and breadth of the country. For an Indian railways route map see www.

There's currently no railway to Kashmir, but a line to Srinagar and beyond is under construction, part has now opened but the remainder is unlikely to open before The line he through tough terrain, and will feature the highest railway bridge in the world. Khajuraho a much-visited temple complex now has a station, with a daily overnight train from Delhi's Nizamuddin station at arriving next morning. It returns from Khajuraho at arriving Back to top.

This is an amazing site, but a little bewildering, not helped by there being another official site, www. It's a good training course for your travels in India! There are some tips for using www. To buy tickets online I'd use 12go. Indian trains are a very practical way to get around, and even long journeys can be done overnight by sleeper train more time-effectively than a flight. Agra arrive Mumbai New Delhi depart Bombay Central arrive next day. Kolkata New Delhi depart Calcutta Howrah arrive next day.

Jaisalmer Delhi depart Jaisalmer arrive next day. Chennai New Delhi depart Madras arrive 2 nights later. Udaipur Delhi H Nizamuddin depart Udaipur arrive next day. Varanasi overnight New Delhi depart Varanasi Junction arrive next day. Child fares on Indian trains since April Children aged 0 to 4 inclusive travel free. Children aged 5 to 11 inclusive travel at half fare if they do not take up a reserved seat or berth, but as from April they must pay the adult fare if they travel with their own reserved seat or berth. I do not recommend that any child aged 5 to 11 travels without their own seat or berth in AC1, AC2, AC3, AC Chair car or Sleeper Class, so this effectively means you must now pay the adult fare for children aged 5 and over.

Children aged 12 and over pay the adult fare in all cases. Once in India, you can buy the famous 'Trains at a Glance' for about 35 rupees 50p at bookstalls and railway stations across India. Download for free Use the map to find which table you need. Please tell me if the link stops working. Look for 'Trains Between Imp. Stations' at the top of their home . Do you need to change trains?

If there isn't a direct train you'll need to guess at a likely interchange station and make separate enquiries for both sections of the journey. For journeys to Simla the interchange station is Kalka, for trips to Darjeeling it is New Jalpaiguri. Delhi is still Delhi, at least for now - forgive me if I stick to the familiar English language names! Delhi Junction station is in central old Delhi.

Nizamudin and Sarai Rohilla stations are secondary Delhi stations, further from the city centre and best reached by taxi. Bombay: There are several stations in Bombay, but the most important and impressive is the magnificent colonial Victoria Terminus, now officially called CST. So start by looking for trains from Mumbai CST. Calcutta: The main station in Calcutta is across the river in Howrah, often just shown as 'Howrah'.

Goa: Goa isn't a town or city, it's a region. The main stations in Goa are Madgaon and Vasco da Gama, so use these when you check for train times. How many nights? If the system shows a train running overnight, make sure it isn't actually two or more nights. The journey from Bombay to Calcutta or from Delhi to Madras is about 36 hours, i. On the other hand, travelling on a fast train, Bombay to Delhi or Calcutta to Delhi takes just one night. There are 8 different classes on Indian Railways , but not all of them are available on every train.

See the illustrated guide to each class further down this . For overnight journeys, most visitors choose AC2 2nd class 2-tier air-conditioned, shown as 2A or if they can afford it, AC1 1st class air-conditioned, shown as 1A , although more adventurous backpackers might choose sleeper class SL.

AC3 is also fine. For daytime journeys, air-conditioned chair car CC is a good choice where it's available. Types of train The slowest type of train is classified Local or just Passenger , these call at every station. You wouldn't normally want to use these for longer-distance travel, only for local journeys. Most fast long distance trains are classified either Mail or Express.

There's little difference between the two, though Express trains tend to be slightly faster than Mail trains with fewer stops.

Vintage train concession guy

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Vintage train concession guy