Indian Railways: Navigating the maze to book before you go

Train travel in Kerala, as in most of India, is a very cheap and convenient way move from place to place. Our first train journey was from Aluva railway station in Cochin to Kannur, the journey took just over 5 and a half hours and cost 420 rupees (£4.50) each.  So if rail travel is your thing and you want to get a real flavour of Keralan life, plan to let the train take the strain and book yourself some train travel with Indian Railways. Indian railways are busy; and I do mean busy. Busy as in full up nearly every trip! Seats get booked up early, weeks or even months in advance, so you need to book as soon as you know you want to travel. Don’t bank on just turning up at the station and getting a seat, chances are it won’t happen. You can generally book up…

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