Mumbai, India, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — If you are from abroad and not able to reserve a train ticket even through Tatkal quota, then try to book your ticket under Foreign Tourist Quota. This method is quite simple and tickets can be booked only through the official reservation counter.
Foreign Tourist Quota Helpful for Foreigners
Being a foreigner, traveling in a country like India sometimes becomes very difficult. Foreigners usually are in need of an immediate reservation for trains, but getting a confirmed ticket on an urgent basis involves various hassles. Also, many fraudulent agents may trick you into thinking they are helping you but end up taking lots of money from you instead.
Getting a Tatkal ticket is one of the options. But if you don’t find any seats over there, you can opt for “foreign tourist quota.” There is a very limited number of seats reserved under this quota, but if you are stuck in search of finding reservations on the train, it is a must-try option. Indian Railways operates International Tourist Bureau offices in 11 railways stations around India.
To check the seat availability, you can go online at the Indian railway site or Live PNR Status. There you need to search for the train from the source station where you are going to board the train. After that, select the foreign tourist quota. If you are lucky enough, you will get the seat availability there.
If seats are available, then go straight to the official office and fill out a short reservation form by stating that you are reserving the ticket under foreign tourist quota. There you might need to wait in a queue for a while; people there will be helpful enough to guide you. When your number will be called, you need to pay and book your ticket there at the desk with the operator. Remember, this is the only way to book ticket through foreign quota. There is no online reservation procedure for this.
You can collectively book for all of your tickets from there in advance too, as per the train seat availability. Plan your entire trip schedules and cities to see, and book all your tickets at one go to make your journey hassle-free.
While reserving your ticket through this foreign tourist quota, many people will come up to you and misguide you by saying that the office has been closed. Don’t believe on such kind of misguiding people. Carry your belongings close to you. Traveling by train in India can be fun if you are aware of some of its basic info.
Traveling anywhere in the world involves coming across the people trying to cheat you. It’s part of traveling anywhere. So don’t get discouraged at any point in time, just use common sense and be smart enough to handle the situation. Look out for the helpful tips; we all need it at some point of time.