Traveling by Indian Railways is a pleasurable experience; especially the joy associated of spending your entire trip viewing the diverse landscape, hilly terrains, beautiful sceneries, etc. not to mention the different people belonging to different caste and creed. It covers almost all major villages, towns and the cities. It is no doubt a fact that you cannot get a Railways booking confirmation unless you go for advanced bookings. All trains under Indian Railways witness almost hundred per cent occupancy round the year. It transports over 20 million passengers and more than 2 million tons of freight everyday from 6900 plus stations.
To get the Railway Booking done, you may visit the official website of Indian Railways. As aforementioned do not go for current bookings otherwise you will have to postpone the date of your journey. Even waiting list and ‘tatkal' reservation cannot guarantee you confirmed seats though most travelers rely on such railway booking as well.
Starting its journey in the year 1853, Indian Railways has achieved countless milestones till date, carving a niche as one of the largest railway networks in the world. Over time, additional services were introduced; worth mentioning is the cover of diverse tourist routes, stupendous hotels on wheels with five-star services. The catering, tourism and online railway reservation of the Indian Railways is undertaken by the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation). It is the auxiliary wing of Indian Railways.
No matter whatever information you want to have access to such as the list of luxury trains and destinations covered, railways booking, list of trains, PNR status, routes, and more, you can view all at the IRCTC website. There are also travel portals that have tie-ups with the IRCTC facilitating online railway booking in accordance with the traveler's convenience. You can even get a railway booking done online from your mobile phone via GPRS or SMS.
Besides a hassle-free railway booking, IRCTC also facilitates passengers to take care of ticket cancellations or modifications online. No matter which part of the country you want to travel to, Indian Railways rightly serves your purpose.