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#301 May 9th, 2012, 13:31
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Originally Posted by johnblack View Post so if i book a sleeper ticket for a day train and am confirmed then i have a specific seat to sit in?
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But when you board a full train at an intermediary station that seat is mostly occupied by someone else.

Especially during our trip earlier this year this was the case in most of our SL day journeys.
We had to insist firmly that it is our seat and then the person makes reluctantly space for us. Often it ended with four or more on the three seats. The TEE does not do anything to this, he just controlled our tickets.
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Hey guys - love the indian trains defo one of the best ways to travel - here is a short video diary of a 47 hour train journey from Kochi to Delhi in sleeper class - this turned out to be amazing and one of the memories we often recall - defiantly an adventure


http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blo...9718/tpod.html
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Originally Posted by guerik View Post Such a great thread, steven_ber! Wish I'd read it before booking my first trains, I would have caught onto sleeper class sooner
I'd like to add that as no bedding is provided, I find an old/cheap cotton dupatta a nice replacement for a sheet- the vinyl berths get a bit sticky if it's hot.
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I hope you don't mind me posting here, but I'd appreciate some advise one what 'sleeper class' berths would be best to book for overnights when traveling as a family of 4. We have 2 daughters aged 6 & 7 and wonder what configuration might be recommended in our case? I see some of the upper beds have bars across them so it's not easy to fall out, and my girls are used to sleeping in a bunk bed, so I thought they might be best sleeping there? I want to be very close to them, so not across an isle...


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#307 Aug 14th, 2012, 09:41
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3AC should be good enough. Select 2 lower, 1 middle and 1 upper berth. If you want a little zone of your own travel in 2AC. In 2AC you will get 2 lower and 2 upper berths.
#308 Aug 14th, 2012, 09:59
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Indian railway uses its own seat allotment logic based on primarily Age, Sex and traveling station pair. Generally you will get seats close to each other or at most in an adjacent bay. If a few of your seats are not close to each other, you can swap seats with any willing co-passenger.
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Originally Posted by boulderite View Post I hope you don't mind me posting here, but I'd appreciate some advise one what 'sleeper class' berths would be best to book for overnights when traveling as a family of 4. We have 2 daughters aged 6 & 7 and wonder what configuration might be recommended in our case? I see some of the upper beds have bars across them so it's not easy to fall out, and my girls are used to sleeping in a bunk bed, so I thought they might be best sleeping there? I want to be very close to them, so not across an isle...


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Your best solution is almost certainly to book a '1st AC coupe' as then you'll get your own private compartment.

The backpacking kids will tell you it isn't the 'real India', but it is comfortable and easy and the service is superb.
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thanks everyone for the advise I appreciate it!
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Originally Posted by boulderite View Post I hope you don't mind me posting here, but I'd appreciate some advise one what 'sleeper class' berths would be best to book for overnights when traveling as a family of 4. We have 2 daughters aged 6 & 7 and wonder what configuration might be recommended in our case? I see some of the upper beds have bars across them so it's not easy to fall out, and my girls are used to sleeping in a bunk bed, so I thought they might be best sleeping there? I want to be very close to them, so not across an isle...


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2 lower and 2 middle berths would be best, but difficult to guarantee getting these.

2 middle and 2 upper are easier to get.
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Thumbs up good post

Yes i agree with you. Temperature can be Too hot during day time. I always prefer traveling in 3A during daytime. You forgot to mention about the FANS in sleeper coaches. I have had a bad experience with them. Some of them don't work. But there is a trick i learned from my dad to make them work. Use a pen to push the blades a few times and they will start spinning . I always prefer traveling in Upper Berths because its safer and less noisier during night travel and it give some privacy, no one can peek at you because its way up HIGH..
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We are two old ladies traveling from Delhi to Varanasi in February. I think we would like to travel first class. Can you tell me about first class, what it is like. Would it just be the two of us? Can we book now? How do we do that? Should we be contacting an agency in Delhi to do this.
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Originally Posted by djones5953 View Post We are two old ladies traveling from Delhi to Varanasi in February. I think we would like to travel first class. Can you tell me about first class, what it is like. Would it just be the two of us? Can we book now? How do we do that? Should we be contacting an agency in Delhi to do this.
The class that you are thinking about is generally referred to as 1AC. This consists of cabins of 2 or 4 berths that can be bolted on the inside. There are two tier bunks so to have any chance of a 2 berth one of you must request an upper berth.

There is no guarantee of getting a 2 berth as it depends on who else is travelling. The allocation of berths takes place a few hours before travelling.

For February bookings have already been open for a few weeks. It's best not to delay. Using an agent is not recommended. This article covers how to buy tickets http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...ts-from-abroad


ADDITIONAL - Sheets, a blanket and a small pillow are provided as well as a small towel. Some older coaches have a sink in each cabin while the more modern coaches don't. Washrooms are at the ends of each coach.
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If you want to travel with more comfort it's sometimes better to choose a better train like the Rajdhani instead of the best class in a "normal" train. The whole service is better, food is included, the train is faster.
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