Beer on Indian trains

#16 Sep 13th, 2012, 09:45
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Just make sure its Old Monk Rum (savior of the Indian navy) not the beer which is probably shoe polish..
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I don't recommend it but ...... must admit having drank rum with (plain clothes) police officers on the Bhopal Shatabdi one time. It was well orchestrated and very discreet.
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remember getting trains into Goa (before the Konkan railway was running) and as soon as you got into Goa lads would jump on the train selling bottles of beer-a great way to arrive into Goa!!
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Does that include the USA? Ever tried opening a bottle of beer on AMTRAK? You'll be pinned to the ground and strip-searched before you can say "Barack Husain Obama".
What do you think this is ? Germany !!! With them thugs

Of course you can drink on AMTRAK, they have a snack bar with Cheap can of beers, except on Acela Express to DC and Adirondack to Montreal where the selection of beer is better
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"Look for like-minded fellow travelers to make them partner in crime and minimize your chances being reported to the law-enforcing agencies. But this needs some level of expertise."

Yes, like-minded people! The one and only time I travelled first class, it was me and a very jolly young Irishman travelling in the compartment during the day. Sure enough, after a bit of chatting, he pulled a small bottle of whiskey out of his pack!

We had a good laugh emptying out our Bisleri bottles to make room for the last of his whiskey. Great fun!
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@tb1412 -
Its not legal in India, but you can drink alcohol in the train, its all about how you do it. Not too openly ofcourse. Maybe have some non-transparent cup/mug or some cola bottle with you.
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Mr HKer and I always travel in India with a half bottle of whisky in our packs. On overnight train journeys we like to have a nightcap before putting our heads down... this is where the side berths really come into their own. We both sit on the made-up bed of the lower bunk with the curtain pulled tightly shut, and pour a finger of whisky into a couple of the little plastic chai/coffee cups that we've saved from earlier. Perfect way to end the day!
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On one journey from NJP to Calcutta a Civil Servant insisted sharing also his Johny Walker Black Label whiskey. I shudder to think what the cost of that would be knowing that Red Label is so prohibitive in India. Fortunately I do not drink whiskey so he only shared with my son, but half the bottle had disappeared by bedtime.
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Question i want to carry one sealed whiskey bottle

is sealed whiskey bottle is allowed to Cary in first class coach from delhi to Varanasi in indian trains ?

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You can carry it in luggage.

You are only not allowed to consume on the train.
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I can't believe this!

We decided to go to India after we saw that Cobra advert and now we discover that we can't get a beer on the train. How crap is that?

Is this rule one that gets ignored? Do they have bars/off-licences on the stations?
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Originally Posted by Ruby Tuesday View Post I can't believe this!

We decided to go to India after we saw that Cobra advert and now we discover that we can't get a beer on the train. How crap is that?

Is this rule one that gets ignored? Do they have bars/off-licences on the stations?


Yep, you're not allowed to booze on the trains, and unless you're travelling by a luxury train like the Palace on Wheels or the Golden Chariot, you definitely can't (legally) buy beer on the train.

If you're travelling First AC or First Class and have a whole cabin/coupe to yourself, you could try discreetly drinking your beer, but I much doubt it's worth the trouble, especially if you get caught. Besides, unless you buy frozen beer at your origin, it's probably going to be lukewarm by the time you actually drink it. Not fun.
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Just to bump an old thread, My travel companion and I intend to have a few scotch and cokes early on our train trip from Bangalore to Hospet (booked). From experience, I know we can pull the curtains across the bottom seats and have our own little party. We will have been on the road for some 20 hours by then and a few discreet nightcaps (sleeping pills), will be most welcome. I also know that this is not allowed from this and other threads, but I am sure as long as we are not rolling drunk, no one should even know. Cheers. Zamba.
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Originally Posted by zamba View Post My travel companion and I intend to have a few scotch and cokes early on our train trip from Bangalore to Hospet (booked).
Scoch and coke.

I've got a good mind to report you.

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I've never seen one.

There are Beer Shops (also known as English Wine shops) in some places but they are pretty grim.
The inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

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I've got a good mind to report you.



I've never seen one.

There are Beer Shops (also known as English Wine shops) in some places but they are pretty grim.
Sorry, we will drink it straight then OK? Zamba.

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