Indian railways offers online booking of train tickets through IRCTC website. IRCTC is a subsidary of Indian railways offering services in ticket booking, tourism, food catering etc.
For those who are not familiar with how to register, login and booking a ticket in irctc website; here is a simple guide for that.
Check this on how to register in irctc website, Registration Process in IRCTC
I hope you have sucessfully registered in irctc. Next, to book a train ticket you have to login into the irctc website. Click Here to visit the irctc login page. You will get the login page as shown in the following page:
Enter the User Id, Password, Captcha details and click on Login. You will be taken to the irctc eticketing page.After that select the from station, to station, journey date and click on submit button. You will get the list of trains
Click on the class which you want to travel in. You will get whether the seats are available or not. If the seats are available, then click on Book Now. You will be taken to a page where you have to enter the passenger details and then click on Next. Now you will be redirected to payment process where you have to enter the payment option and other payment related details. Make the payment and get your ticket booked.
The complete list of services offered by IRCTC are listed below:
Apart from these major services, irctc offers flight booking, hotels and lounges booking and online shopping. Mumbai passengers can also book season tickets from IRCTC website.
Passengers who plan their journey in a short notice can book tickets under the tatkal scheme of irctc. Under the tatkal scheme, passengers should book the tickets one day prior to the journery. The tatkal booking opens daily at 10:00AM. During the tatkal booking hours, new registrations are not allowed in the IRCTC.
IRCTC is the fastest growing e-commerce website in Asia-Pacific. Irctc was awarded the National Toursim of Excellence. In a single day 580,000 tickets were booked on 19th March, 2014.