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Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

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Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

There seems to be so many different classes of Train Travel

Which class do you think is on average the best?

Best agency?

Thanks

C in Kent uk

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1. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

2A/C sleeper is preferable/recommended if the journey is for long hours & A/C,C/C is for short distances. But should be booked well in advance.

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2. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

The best class is 1st AC but the 2nd AC and 3rd AC are also good classes just that there are more people. There are many travel agencies with good review, you must have a look and choose the one . good luck

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3. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

first and second class would be the best option for foreighners

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4. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

I wouldn't go any lower than 2nd with AC

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5. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

Hi-

For day journey 2nd or 3rd A/C is OK and night journey A/S 1st is best.

Arun

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6. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

You take sir a/c sleeper for ajmer.

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7. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

For long distance the train class which you select depends on several things:

- firstly, your tolerance levels for loo hygiene (highest in AC First class, and progressively deteriorates as you go down the grade, the sequence is AC 2-Tier, AC 3-Tier, NonAC Sleeper). The toilets can get really gross in Non AC Sleeper. And sometimes in AC 2-Tier or 3-Tier also it can get bad, especially if the water supply has a problem or if there is a leakage in the washbasin etc. Most of the time it is tolerable, but not great. Many tourists travel AC 2 Tier/3 Tier, and backpackers travel NonAC Sleeper.

- the sector in which you are travelling (not all sectors offer all types of classes seats). In many sectors there is no First Class AC.

- seat availability - often this is the deciding factor, because train bookings typically open 60 days in advance and get sold out. Some trains offer "Foreign Quota" seats, but not all. These seats are for overseas visitors to India and to book them you have to queue up physically at the train station with id proof (passport).

- privacy considerations - trains don't offer privacy. The First Class AC ones have closed coupes with either 2 or 4 people in them, with a door that you can close, but you cannot specify which ones you want. The seat allocation for First Class AC is done a couple of hours before the train and pasted on the compartment door.

For shorter day trips, AC Chair Car is usually the best option, although if you have a lot of luggage it can get tricky. If you have lots of luggage, go with AC 2 Tier or 3 Tier or First Class AC even for short distances.

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8. Re: Which is the Best Class of Travel on Indian Trains

Well explained Deepa.

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