Is travelling on Indian Trains safe?

Do you have any guidance for travelling on Indian Trains, are they safe?

India is a big country, population wise the biggest and area wise the 7th largest. India has a very well integrated railway network.

We have covered the Luxury Trains in India for the Tourists coming on Indian Visa Online (eVisa India). You can get monthly pass for trains and book tickets online. There are various categories of seats for trains in India such as AC Chair, AC Tier 1, AC Tier 2, AC Sleeper Class amongst others. These are comfortable for all passengers and you can undertake long journeys on Indian Trains from North India to East India or South India including Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and cities that are over 1000 kilometers apart or long distances

We will advise you to not travel on General Class compartments on Indian trains as a foreign visitor to India.

Facts about Indian Railways:

  • Indian Railways cover 65,000 kilometres of track in length
  • There are over 7,000 Train stations in India
  • Indian Railways employs over 2 million employees
  • 25 million passengers travel by Indian Railways each day including foreign tourists on Indian Visa
  • Indian railway network is the second largest in the world
  • 11,000 trains run daily in India

You should try to book tickets by trains from the official Indian Government Railways website for a point A to point B booking but other private websites for multi-stop and complex journeys.

How long is Indian Visa Valid for?


The Indian Visa Online (eVisa India) is valid for 30 Days, 1 Year or 5 Years if it is an Indian Tourist Visa, while Indian Business Visa is valid for 1 Year, Indian Medical Visa is also valid for 1 year at the time of issue.

What are the new Government policies for Visa to India?

The Government of India has made many special concessions and policies in the Year 2020 due to COVID. There are visitors to India who are staying on Indian Visa Online (eVisa India) but because the international borders are closed, these visitors are stuck in India and are unable to go overseas. Indian Visa is automatically extended or extended after a visit to FRRO as covered here.

There is an instance in cases where temporary residents of other countries are also stuck in India. They are requested to contact nearest High Commission of the concerned country in India. Please refer to the exhaustive list of Diplomatic Missions and Embassies Directory in India.

On the other hand, there are residents of India who are stuck overseas. The Government of India has launched repatriation flights to bring people back to India.

What is the process for Indian Visa Online (eVisa India)?

Indian Visa Application STEP 1: APPLICATION

Indian Visa Online Payment STEP 2: PAYMENT

Indian Visa Online Email STEP 3: EMAIL

The Indian Visa Application Process is to first fill out an online Indian Visa Application Form, and then make a  online using Card Debit/Credit or Paypal or other online / electronic methods. Then the next step is to upload any additional documents required.

You will then receive Indian Visa Online (eVisa India) by . You can then take this electronic Indian Visa Online (eVisa India) to the airport.