Facilities for International Tourist Given by Indian Railways
Facilities for International Tourist
KOLKATA, CHENNAI, BANGALORE, AHMEDABAD, SECUNDERABAD, JAIPUR, JODHPUR VARANASI, NEW DELHI, AGRA-CANTT., MUMBAI
New Delhi & Varanasi offices are known as International Tourist Bureau. International Tourist Bureau at New Delhi has started functioning round the clock w.e.f. 12-12-2014. These provide assistance to the foreign tourists and NRIs regarding enquiries, booking, reservation and travel planning etc.
International Tourist Bureaus issue reserved tickets to the Foreign Tourists and NRIs holding valid passport against payment in US dollars, Pounds, Sterling,Euros and indian Rupees. These Bureaus also sell Indrail passes which are issued to foreign tourists / NRIs on production of valid passport and valid visa.Indrail pass entitles the pass holder to travel as he likes over the entire Indian Railways with out any route restriction within the period of validity of IRP. Indrail pass however, does not guaranty reserved accommodation.
The fares of Indrail Passes are in US dollars. The important rules are printed on the Indrail passes.
The foreign tourists can also purchase Indrail passes from the General Sales Agents appointed abroad and Rail Travel Agents appointed in India.
A separate foreign tourist quota has been provided in all classes and almost all the trains for the facility of the tourists.
A tourist can obtain reservations against Indrail passes from any reservation office over Indian Railways.
For getting any clarifications regarding use of Indrail passes and facilities to the foreign tourists, the passengers should contact at :
International Tourist Bureau, First Floor, Station Building,
New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi- 110055
Phone : 91-11-42625156, Fax: 91-11-23343050
INDRAIL PASS :
To explore the splendor of multi-faceted India, Indrail Passes provide excellent value and enhances the charm of holidays from abroad. Indrail Passes offer visitors on a budget, the facility of travel as they like, over the entire Indian Railways system, without any route restriction within the period of validity of the Indrail Pass. These passes can only be purchased by foreign nationals and NRIs on payment of U.S. Dollars ($), Pound Sterling (£ ) , Euro. The pass holder is not required to pay any reservation fee, super fast charges or surcharge for the journey. The Indrail passes have been made more attractive for transit and short stay visitors. The passes are now also available for half day(12 hrs.), one day (24 hrs.),two days (48 hrs.) and four days for the facility of visitors arriving by international flights and visiting only one or two connecting destinations. Indrail passes are sold through General Sales Agents abroad at Oman, Malaysia, UK, Germany, UAE,Germany,Nepal & Indian Airlines overseas outlets at Kuwait, Bahrain and Columbo.
Certain recognized Travel agents are also authorized to sell these passes in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.