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Book Tickets for Taj Mahal & Humayun’s Tomb online

To Automate the system of Issuing Tickets for the entry to Taj Mahal & Humayun’s Tomb,¬†Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) ¬†has initiated the E-ticket option with the association of Ministry of Culture & IRCTC.

Book a Visit to Taj Mahal & Humanyun's Tomb Online

Book a Visit to Taj Mahal & Humanyun’s Tomb Online

The Link to Book E-ticket is Here.

This move will not only curb the black marketing of issued ticket from the ticket windows but also, will help ASI to curb the visits of tourists to reduce the load on these architectures.

Just for the information, here are the fees being charged:-

Entry Fee for Taj Mahal, Agra

  • Indian Visitors : INR¬†20/-
  • Citizen of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries : INR¬†510.00
  • Other Foreign Visitor : INR¬†750/-
  • Free entry : Children below 15 years
BIMSTEC Countries

List of BIMSTEC Countries

List of SAARC countries

List of SAARC countries

Entry Fee for Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi

  • Free entry : Children below 15 years
  • Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC¬†and BIMSTEC Countries – INR¬†10 per head.
  • Other Foreign Visitor : INR¬†250/-

Although tourists can buy tickets from the existing counters, this facility will reduce the long queues to buy tickets.

Have a Pleasant Trip!

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Snapshot of IRCTC Cancellation Rules for e-tickets

The e- tickets are booked and cancelled through IRCTC site and the refund of fare is credited to the customer’s account after deducting the applicable Service charges and taxes.

Cancellation of e-Tickets after the preparation of Reservation charts:-

Clause Time Before Scheduled Departure of train AC First Class/ Executive Class AC 2 Tier / First Class AC 3 Tier/   AC Chair car/ AC 3 Eco Sleeper Class Second Class
A More than 48 hrs 120 100 90 60 30
B 48 hrs to 6 hrs^ 25% 25% 25% 25% 25%
C less than 6 hrs* 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
^subject to a minimum of the cancellation
charge referred to in clause(a)
*subject to a minimum of the cancellation
charge referred to in clause(a)

For Brief Insight, Travellers can check this Link and for detailed procedures realted to Refund Rules, Click Here

(P.S: The information provided above has been scrutinized with great care, However, please refer to rules provided on the IRCTC site, which get changed from time to time.)

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Indian Railways – The Next Generation E-Ticketing system

With the expansion of Technology, Ticket Booking through e-Ticketing site (popularly called as IRCTC) has increased manifold. With the passage of time,IRCTC e-ticketing application was demanding a high performance, secure and scalable upgrade so as to reduce the time of Booking during peak hours on site.
To provide more than 0.10 million concurrent users chance to book the ticket and also to cater the need of future growth in the coming years, Next Generation e-Ticketing (NGeT) application has been introduced by Indian Railways.
IRCTC has run direct mailers to the registered profilers:-

IRCTC direct mailers to registered users

IRCTC direct mailers to registered users

If migrated users try to use the earlier version, they will get a standard message

“Dear Customer, You have been successfully migrated to Next Generation e-Ticketing website. To Print/Cancel/File TDR of your old transactions done before migration, click “My Transactions” below. To book e-tickets , click “Proceed For Booking”.¬†¬†After migration new transactions can be viewed in “Booked Ticket History” in Next Generation e-Ticketing website”.

IRCTC default message

IRCTC default message

You can access new e-ticketing site directly at  and the site dons a new look.

IRCTC new application default page

IRCTC new application default page


The new application has been optimised to book 7200 tickets per minute while current system can reserve 2000 tickets per minute.

All in All, These are the main benefits for passengers (Source):-

  • Accessibility to site during peak load
  • Stringent User Registration process bringing down cornering of tickets by fictitious users
  • User friendly options shall improve customer satisfaction
  • Resume option to user to continue transaction from the point his session closed/Aborted
  • Automatic booking if user has successfully done the payment.
  • Informing the users through SMS regarding the status of incomplete transaction.

We, at TriporTrap, Hope that the migration to new advanced application proves better satisfactory results for the passengers with improved user experience, the better performance of the e-ticketing system and good source of revenue for the Indian Railways!


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How to Register with IRCTC for train bookings by Foreign tourists?

India, on an average, welcomes 6.58 million foreign tourists and this number is growing at a very rapid pace. India has a vast network of Railways, interconnecting whole country. For a Foreign tourist or NRI who wants to see the real India, We highly recommend to use vast railway network of Indian Railways.
IRCTC web portal comes in handy to avoid long queues at the railway stations or to avoid paying the brokers and has facility to book advance ticket 360 days before the journey.
2012 on-wards, there has been a major change in the procedure of booking tickets on IRCTC. Here is some steps which can help foreign tourists and NRIs to get themselves registered with IRCTC and can book the train tickets without hassle.
1. Log in to the website and click ‘Sign up‘ button.
2. Fill in the mandatory details along with E-mail id and mobile number (This could be a random number as prefix of India’s ISD code makes it impossible to update the native country cell number)
3. Once you have filled all the necessary details, you will get an acknowledgement message that User ID, password and activation Link has been sent to your Registered E-mail ID and the mobile verification code has been forwarded to your Registered mobile number.
4. After getting the User Id on your Registered E-mail id, you can forward the request for sending the mobile verification code on your E-mail by writing to the customer care.
5. Once you get the mobile verification code on your Registered E-mail id (may take few days), you can verify the code. Image
6. You are now registered on IRCTC and can use this for booking tickets.
We hope this blog will clear a lot of ambiquity related to How to Register with IRCTC for train bookings by Foreign tourists and NRIs.
For any other help, we are attaching the contact details of IRCTC,