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#1 Oct 18th, 2011, 15:35
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hello

I looked on cleartrip and you seemed to need bank accounts i don't have.

i live in sydney australia. does anyone know if you can book from here?

also do i need a destination to have the ticket sent to or can i print an e-ticket at home and take it there.

thanks for your help.
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I use cleartrip for all my bookings. You dont need to enter bank account details just the card you are paying with.

As far as I know you can use cleartrip worldwide, thats the beauty of the internet

Tickets are e-tickets and can be printed off at home and taken to the station.

Hope this helps.
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thanks wokewy

i just tried again and it wasn't working.

before putting in the card number i thought it asked me which bank i banked with.

i'll try again and post back.

thanks again
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by the way if it says available 6 - does that mean there are 6 seats left?
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Yes. 6 seats left for booking. After this RAC and wait list will start depending on the class selected.
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Bank account

I don't remember if it was in cleartrip or IRCTC only, but sometimes you need to introduce a bank, which would be the one issuing the CC. generally for foreign Visas introducing Citibank works just fine, even if your card hsn't been issued by Citibank. Make sure on the left of the payment you click on the tab: Credit card, since there are other options for payment (not so visible)
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thanks. i think i worked it out.

for booking on the indian railway site can i only do it from abroad if i have an address to send the ticket to?

i'm starting to think it might be more flexible to book via them several tickets and then cancel to give myself flexiblity of travel plans.

any thoughts?
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also when i select the place am i selecting agra fort or agra city?

in jaipur it said all stations or jaipur city i think - some have a few options

my destinations are varanassi, agra, jaipur, jaisalmere, jodphur and udapiur and delhi
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Originally Posted by carynco10 View Post for booking on the indian railway site can i only do it from abroad if i have an address to send the ticket to?
Foreigners with foreign cards can currently apparently only book trains online through ClearTrip. So don't worry about how to book online with IRCTC/Indian Railways directly; you can't.

People sometimes report not getting through with their bookings on ClearTrip; chances are the Indian Railways servers that they need to tap into are now offline or overloaded, so persist at different hours.

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i'm starting to think it might be more flexible to book via them several tickets and then cancel to give myself flexiblity of travel plans.
Yes, that is an approach, but keep in mind there's a limit of 10 bookings a month I believe, and a cancellation that month still counts as a booking. (And that's probably the month you're doing the booking in, not the month you're booking for.)

For your stations, I guess you have two options: Either figure out which station in a city is most convenient to you (e.g. a good guidebook could certainly come in handy here, as it will for many other things); or, just pick any convenient train to any station in a city, now find your way from there. (Generally speaking, I find the latter approach best, as it will tend to give you the far more options to get between places. But say in a major metropolis, it can of course be worth it to end up somewhat where you need to be.)

A handy site to figure out trains (not for bookings, which it doesn't do) is http://erail.in/. Like all such sites, it takes some studying to get to grips with it; check their help files, and generally goof around with their various options some.
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Originally Posted by carynco10 View Post also when i select the place am i selecting agra fort or agra city?

in jaipur it said all stations or jaipur city i think - some have a few options

my destinations are varanassi, agra, jaipur, jaisalmere, jodphur and udapiur and delhi
Varanasi Jn (code BSB)
Agra Fort (AF)
Jaipur Jn (JP)
Jaisalmer (JSM)
Jodhpur Jn (JU)
Udaipur City (UDZ)
Delhi - Nizamuddin (NZM) or Sarai Rohilla (DEE)

No trains between Jodhpur and Udaipur, try to share a taxi with other travellers (ask first in Jaisalmer, then Jodhpur) and visit Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur on way from Jodhpur to Udaipur.

If you have any problem finding ideal trains using cleartrip, reply here, cleartrip was poorly programmed and sometimes doesn't show some trains or doesn't allow bookings between certain pairs of stations (when booking IS allowed).
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... But then for Varanasi, of course it's always the case that the nearby (about an hour away) major junction of Mughal Sarai (MGS) sees the far more trains pass by (As I know Steve surely knows, he must have had a reason not to mention it.)

And why just those stations for Delhi? I'm not sure if they mean to go in that precise order. Are you, Caryn?

ps If a taxi between Jodhpur and Udaipur doesn't work out (there's no reason why it shouldn't, but say if you find it too expensive), there are buses between the two. Which however will not allow you to visit Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur on the way, and it's said to be certainly worth going for that.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post ... But then for Varanasi, of course it's always the case that the nearby (about an hour away) major junction of Mughal Sarai (MGS) sees the far more trains pass by (As I know Steve surely knows, he must have had a reason not to mention it.)

And why just those stations for Delhi? I'm not sure if they mean to go in that precise order. Are you, Caryn?

ps If a taxi between Jodhpur and Udaipur doesn't work out (there's no reason why it shouldn't, but say if you find it too expensive), there are buses between the two. Which however will not allow you to visit Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur on the way, and it's said to be certainly worth going for that.
I only mentioned those stations because there are convenient trains direct from Varanasi Jn to Agra, and from Udaipur the 2 direct trains to Delhi go to Nizamuddin and Sarai Rohilla (none to New Delhi or Delhi Jn.)
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Aha. Figures
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thanks so much. i was just searching all the trains and couldn't find one to delhi from udaipur and came on to post and my questions was already answered

are those stations central in delhi ie it won't make a big difference?

will the fog issue arriving into Varanasi be an issue going to Agra by train o/n train and arrriving at 5.55am? will this be a good time to see the taj at first light?

in terms of getting the taj at first light - what time would that be? the following day a train leaves at 6.20am for Jaipur - would i miss it?

most of the tickets are RAC4 or WL3 sort of thing. From what i've read that's not a problem. if I waited a week might this be an issue? i was waiting to speak to someone here who's been to india many times about my plans and get an opinion although I might post them on here.

i assume it doesn't matter if i go from Agra Cantt to Jaipur?

thanks again for your help everyone.
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