Hi there, last night my husband and I sat on the computer for hours trying to buy train tickets from kochi to varkala for our upcoming trip. We went through the process of registering with IRCTC and Cleartrip following every step but as we dont have an indian mobile number, like a lot of travellers stories I have been reading the process failed because we can't access a mobile OTP. We have sent an email with a return stating we will receive ve it shortly but have heard from others they have been waiting 3 weeks. We will be in kochi in 3 weeks. This seems a ridiculous stressful process just to buy train tickets through a booking service. My question is would organising a taxi through our homestay once we arrive in kochi be an easier although a more expensive option. We have accommodation booked in varkala after a 3 day stay in kochi so need to get there.