Khajuraho-can buy tickets at train station?

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I want to travel on a UNRESERVED TRAIN. How soon before departure can I purchase tickets at the station? Train is 51822 Khajuraho-Jhansi passenger train. Deaparts Khajuraho at 12:30. Distance is 190 km.

I cannot book on Cleartrip as it is unreserved. Only about 40 seats so I want to be sure I can get a ticket. How many hours before can i buy ticket?

Any input is greatly appreciated. I'm on a tight schedule and want to be sure to get ticket.
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Khajuraho-can buy tickets at train station?

I will need to buy tickets for an unreserved train. This question may sound strange, but I saw on Wikitravel that you CANNOT buy train tickets at the Khajuraho train station and that you have to buy them at the bus station. Is this true? Lonely planet says you can buy at train station. Anybody know for sure? Thanks.
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Don't know. But, often had to go unreserved between Mumbaii and Pune. I employed a porter to get me a seat at least an hour before it arrived. Indeed it appeared from the handkerchiefs on the seats that it was a "mafia" by the porters..
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Actually it's possible to buy them at the station. Bought there my ticket to Kanpur too.
But it does not make sense, since the train station is about 7km out of the village. That's not a short walk at all.
So it's more logical and convenient to buy them at the center, means bus station.
(In case its fully booked you would have to go all way back to village. That's why never recommend the train station for tickets.)
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I bought my ticket at Khajuraho station in an unreserved train. I was advised to go to the station an hour or two early which I did. The ticket guy was already there at the station and advised me tickets will be issued an hour before. So I waited for some time and then he issued me a ticket.Pretty straight forward. If you don't want to take a chance, buy them early, wherever possible.

I enjoyed walking on the empty train platforms till the ticket counter was opened.
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Originally Posted by falangsabai View Post I cannot book on Cleartrip as it is unreserved. Only about 40 seats so I want to be sure I can get a ticket.
I don't know where you get this idea from. Unreserved means exactly that. There is no limit or restriction. They will continue to sell tickets for as long as somebody wants to pay for them.

We travelled on this train in the opposite direction earlier this year. Between Mahoba Junction and Khajuraho it was less than half full. It was busier between Orchha and Mahoba.

If I were you I would get to the station around 11 a.m. Be aware that there can be delays at the level crossing between the town and the station

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