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HOW TO: Plan and Book a Train Trip in India

by Globetrooper Todd | 13 Responses
Plan Book India Rail Train Tickets

I love Indian train travel. The journey itself is always an adventure, and if you’re in the right class, the ride is very comfortable. How many other countries would you visit just to ride the trains? Yes, seriously, it can be that good.

But the process of booking fully-confirmed tickets can be daunting for newcomers. With such a complex ticketing system, it’s difficult to make sense of routes, scheduling and availability. But never fear, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to planning and booking Indian train tickets.

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Posted in Adventure Travel, Featured, How-To Guides, India | April 18th, 2011

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