IRCTC Availability - Check IRCTC Train Ticket Availability
What is IRCTC Availability?
If you are planning for travel by train,you find it’s a big hassle going to a reservation office, waiting in a queue just to check IRCTC Availability or IRCTC ticket availability. Now A days many useful online resources are available where you can easily check seat availability and book ticket by sitting at your home or work place within no time and you do not need to depend on Agent or someone.
How to check IRCTC Seat Availability online ?
Internet has become available everywhere that's why people do prefer to check IRCTC Ticket Availability online, it saves their time and effort required to go to railway station and check there.
There are plenty of websites available on internet to check IRCTC Availability which all uses the IRCTC APIs to to get the real time ticket availability status. Apart from this after getting the real time status of the ticket availability no need to go on IRCTC official website to book the ticket, their only you can book the ticket and make the payment using credit or debit card.
Some of good website are below to check IRCTC seat availability:
When You Can Check IRCTC Ticket Availability ?
Generally IRCTC avails ticket booking 120 days in advance of date of journey. You can check ticket availability for different Quotas:
Normal Reservation Tickets Availability
Normal reservation tickets you can check within 120 days (Effective from 1st April 2015) before of your travel.
IRCTC Tatkal and Premium Tatkal Ticket Availability
Usually Tatkal seats you can check one day before of your journey. Tatkal Reservation might open two or more days in advance if the train departs from your boarding station one day after it begins its journey from its originating station. If you find difficulty getting seats in Tatkal reservation you can also check for premium Tatkal tickets. Premium Tatkal reservation opens same as Tatkal Reservation.
Ladies Quota Tickets Availability
For ladies Indian railway provide special quota in which minimum 6 seats will be available per journey. In this quota tickets will be available 60 days in advance of your journey date.
Ladies quota concept was introduced in 2011. During that time many banks were allowed to offer there special scheme for this ladies quota booking by using credit/debit cards. As per ladies quota rules as name says only girls/ladies are only allowed to travel, as per railway rule if any gents travels in ladies quota then there will be a strict fine. But now a days due to poor maintenance of the IRCTC services all gents are taking the general tickets and getting in inside ladies quota.
Below steps are given to check IRCTC Seats Availability:
- If seat is not available between boarding and destination station, you can try to get confirm seat by extending source stations or by taking reservation from source station.
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Steps to check IRCTC Availability (Ticket/Seat Availability)
Go to IRCTC website and log into your account.
Enter Journey Details:
Enter source and Destination station, select date of journey and ticket type. You can also choose ‘Quick book’ option for quick search if you know Train number.
Choose the suitable train from the list
- You need to select the train from list of all trains running between the stations also Select the class for which you want to check Seat availability.
- If seat is not available in general you can also change the quota like Tatkal/Premium Tatkal.
- Once you select the train and class .You will be able to see the available seats for the selected date and next dates.
IRCTC Tourist Trains and Tour Packages availability
There is always tickets are available for these Tourist Trains and Tour packages. Tourist trains are mainly special trains aimed to cover almost all the most popular places/cities in India. The duration of this journey could be more than 10 days also, depends on the package you book and places you want to visit. Following services are mainly covered in the package:
1. Round trip ticket (Source to Destination and vise versa)
2. Foods (lunch and dinner for all the days)
3. Responsibility of all the passengers and their health (But not luggage)
The package is a little bit costly compare to normal packages provided by bus operators some how it depends on the facility also you want to avail. The awesome luxury but very costly packages can be booked from http://www.the-maharajas.com/
Following routes/places are available to book/visit through IRCTC Tours package:
- Route: Chandigarh - Ambala - Kurukshetra - Karnal - Panipat - Delhi Cantt. - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Jhansi - Bina - Bhopal (Habibganj) - Manmad (Shirdi) - Reningunta (Tirupati) - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Kanyakumari and back to Chandigarh via Bhopal.
- Fare: Rs. 6200/-
- Duration: 10 days.
Golden Triangle of South India:
- Route: Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty
- Fare: Rs. 7500/-
- Duration: 7 days.
Steam Express (Fairy Queen):
Old is Gold! It revises and realizes the history of life like old world charms and this train is aimed to visit mainly historical places in India. Foreigners are the main passengers for this trains.
- Route: Delhi - Alwar - Sariska - Alwar - Delhi
- Fares: From Rs 3200/- to Rs. 10500/-
- Duration: 2-5 Days
A well luxury train in India and more expensive. You can have a look at interior of this train in below pic:
For Route, Fare and Duration please visit Official website here because Fare, Duration varies on different packages you book.
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