My family of four will be arriving from Dar es Salaam in October into New Delhi. Over the next three weeks we will be traveling from Delhi to Pathankot ( for a trip to McLeodganj ), Pathankot to Delhi, then Delhi to Jaipur, Jaipur to Agra, and finally Agra to Delhi.
I have heard you need to book in advance in order to secure your seats on these trains. But we won't get into Delhi until 48 hrs before we have to get on the Jammu Mail to Pathankot. I also can't determine if we can book with an e-ticket, like US airlines.
Should I :
1) Get an education on Indian trains , with the risk of missing as train, or getting stuck on an overnight train on a car that would cause our backs to go out after one trip or
2) Hire an Indian travel agent. We don't know of any so we would have to TRUST the one we get. Any suggestions for a reputable agent.
Thank you in advance for your reply.
Marty ( gmanrtw )