IRCTC is Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation and is the main portal for railway reservation (booking railway train tickets and package tours), making train enquiry and checking Indian Railway PNR Status, Indian Railways Seat Availability and train enquiry (i.e. trains between any two stations in India and their status), booking hotels and more!
IRCTC is India’s most popular and most visited website and gets featured in Google zeitegist almost every year! Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest railway organization that is responsible for managing rail transport in India. IRCTC plays an important function in this setup as an online reservation portal.
IRCTC makes continuous improvements to its web based user interface to make it easy for any computer user to book train tickets online. The railway portal allows you to book I-tickets and E-tickets.
While I-tickets will be delivered to your doorstep by courier, E-tickets need to be saved to your computer and printed out. IRCTC also offers Tatkal ticket booking services for all classes except AC, first and executive class. Tatkal ticket booking can only be done for E-tickets!
IRCTC also offers special tourism packages to the popular tourist destinations in India. In addition, it also offer several luxury tourist train packages and plans to the most popular tourist destinations in India. Check out www.irctc.co.in for more information.