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IRCTC Saloon Coach: All You Need To Know About Indian Railways

Indian Railways saloon coach is just like a "moving house" having two exclusive air-conditioned bedrooms and a large living cum dining room.

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IRCTC Saloon Coach: All You Need To Know About Indian Railways

IRCTC saloon has a kitchenette for cooking fresh food while on travel.


Indian Railways offers saloon coaches on select routes. Saloons, also known as "home on wheels", provide the comforts of home with a spacious living room, two bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchenette, according to IRCTC Tourism's website - irctctourism.com. Passengers looking to travel in the IRCTC saloon coaches can book their tickets from the IRCTC Tourism website. IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is the ticketing arm of the Railways. (Also read: IRCTC online reservation: 5 things to know about chart preparation, ticket cancellation)

Indian Railways' saloon coaches come with features such as two exclusive air-conditioned bedrooms and a large living cum dining room. Both the bedrooms have attached bathrooms, shower, water closet etc.  The rooms are equipped with luggage racks, cupboards, writing table with chair and dressing table, according to the IRCTC Tourism website.

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In addition to the bed rooms, every saloon has 4-6 extra berths/beds for accommodating additional  passengers, according to IRCTC Tourism.

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Every saloon is equipped with a kitchenette with the required utensils, a hot water sink, a refrigerator and RO-purified water, among other facilities, according to IRCTC Tourism.

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Saloon coaches can be attached from all major stations in most Mail/Express trains subject to technical feasibility, according to IRCTC Tourism.



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