On your first train trip from Mumbai to Delhi, you will end up making several rookie mistakes. I am sure, by the time you reach Delhi, you will be able to laugh at yourself and have a pretty good story to tell. So, let me tell you my story on how I made almost every mistake possible while booking a train ticket online for the first time.
I had read somewhere that Mobile Train Ticket Booking is not a good idea. But it was my first time, so I thought that I should give it a try since it seemed convenient. The website was pretty straightforward and easy to navigate, so I went ahead with the booking process. That was where everything went wrong for me. Following are some of the major mistakes that I made:
Mistake 1: Not checking the internet connection on mobile
A few years ago, I went on my first train journey. I was so excited that I decided to document the experience in a blog post. If you are travelling in India by train for the first time, this step-to-step guide will help you plan your trip.
Over the past few days, I have been searching for information on how to book a train ticket and all the other important details about travelling in India by train. It seems like no two websites have the same information, and there is a lot of conflicting information out there. So, here’s my quick guide to booking your first train ticket!
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Welcome to the world of Indian Railways! The country of 1.3 billion people is the 4th largest railway network in the world spanning over 66,000 km. This blog is a friendly guide to people who have never booked train tickets before. Here we will tell you step by step how you can book your first ticket on IRCTC and make your first train journey from India’s financial capital Mumbai to Delhi, capital of India.
Step 1: Register on IRCTC
IRCTC is the online booking portal for Indian Railways. It’s very easy to register here and it only takes a few minutes. So go ahead and register here if you haven’t already registered on IRCTC.
Step 2: Login to IRCTC
After registration, you will be able to login using your user name and password. On logging in, you will reach this page where you can see a page like this:
The menu bar at the top lists all the options available on IRCTC website. For now, we need not worry about them much except for ‘Book Ticket’.
There are two major stations in Mumbai – CST (Victoria Terminus) and Dadar. If you are going to take a train from Mumbai to Delhi, then the best station will be CST station (also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus), because there are many trains that start from this station and go to Delhi. So if you are not familiar with trains and their routes, then it is better to choose this station.
Now when you have chosen the best station for your trip, let’s talk about how to buy a train ticket from Mumbai to Delhi.
There are 2 ways of buying train tickets:
1.You go to the railway station and buy a ticket there;
2.You use Indian railway online booking (IRCTC).
One of the most exciting things you can do in India is a train trip. I’ve been traveling by train for many years, and here’s what I know about it:
1. Indian trains are really cheap.
2. You can buy tickets using your smartphone.
3. It is also possible to go without a ticket (but beware of the consequences).
4. There are many ways to travel from Mumbai to Delhi, but here’s the one I recommend:
– Buy a ticket from Mumbai to Kalyan (Rs 50)
– Once you arrive at Kalyan, get your luggage ready and walk over to the Western Railway station (about 10 minutes away)
– Take a taxi from there to the Central Railway station (Rs 200). You’ll need to get off at Dadar East and then take another taxi or auto rickshaw (Rs 10) back into town again (about 15 minutes).
– Go through immigration at CSTM (Mumbai Central) before boarding your train.
– Get off at Dadar West station, where you’ll find some great food outlets on both platforms – including a McDonalds! If you want something more local then try “Hotel Surya” which serves delicious thalis all day long
There are many travellers who do not know the procedure of railway ticket booking. These same people search for information about how to book the railway ticket online. A lot of people are always in search of online train ticket booking system. To help those users, we are going to discuss here about how to book a railway ticket online in India.
In order to book a railway ticket online, you need to follow the steps given below:
Firstly, you have to visit Indian Railways official website at https://www.irctc.co.in/.
Now, you need to click on Login/Signup button located on top of the page.
After that, you have to provide your valid username and password for signing into your IRCTC account or create a new one if you do not have an account already.
On next page, click on Plan My Journey option and enter the details of your journey such as the source station name and destination station name along with the journey date. Click on Get Trains option after entering all these details.
You will find list of trains running between source and destination stations along with train fare, travel time etc. on next page. Select any class (1A/2A/3A/SL) and click