If you think the emergence of low cost airlines has affected the passenger count in railways, you are wrong! With super fast trains being introduced and the online railway booking process made easier, Indian Railways is the most preferred mode of transportation for people at large. There can be no better mode of transport than railways to discover real India, exploring the country in detail in her myriad forms from fully developed and crowded cities to well-planned towns, from green villages to dry terrains, from mountainous landscapes to the beautiful plains and what not! If you are located in one corner of the country and have not visited the other parts or if you are an overseas traveler, a train tour will well serve your sight seeing purpose. Get your railway booking done in one of the luxury trains and discover the country called India.
IRCTC, the tourism wing of Indian Railways, organizes budget and deluxe package tours for both domestic and foreign tourists. Bharat Darshan is one of the most popular tourism packages for the budget traveler; the trip covers important tourist destinations. Do get your railway booking done in advance for the package. Tourists getting railway booking done for deluxe package tours may opt any of the luxury trains like Deccan Odyssey, Palace on Wheels, Royal Orient Express to name a few as per the destinations chosen.
No matter whether it is just a normal travel or for tourism purpose, it is not easy to get tickets if you do not get the reservations done in advance. If you happen to book the tickets but have not got a confirmation, you need not go to the ticket counter to know whether you have a confirmed seat or not.
Just check your PNR status online at the IRCTC website. Entering of the ticket details that you have already received will let you instantly view your PNR status. If there are numerous passengers in the waiting list, your PNR status will be exhibited with your seat number and berth number a few hours before the scheduled train departs.