Booking Train tickets to RUCHI from DELHI

Please note this website may change so use this as a guide only. Please contact the RUCHI rep if you have problems.

The website is

You can travel on whichever train you like as long as

  • You arrive at Kalka

  • You travel on the same train if other volunteers are arriving on the same day as you

  • You don’t take a train later than the 5.25pm from Delhi

Please contact RUCHI if you have any trouble with booking or understanding the website. You can book tickets once you are in India but in busy months you may not get a seat and RUCHI needs to be informed early of your train schedule. The phone lines at RUCHI can be down for days so the earlier you know your arrival time, the easier your pick up at Kalka will be.

You can click on ‘Plan my Journey’ – example

Enter: From Station …. New Delhi

To Station …… Kalka

Journey date …

Ticket type … E-ticket

Enter special characters and submit

Select a train and Click on class ‘CC’

On the top available seats will be shown. Click ‘Book’


Passenger details: Name/ Age/ Sex/ Berth preference (window!)

Payment Type:

  • Debit Card

  • Credit card

  • Netbanking

  • Cash Card

Choose a credit card Gateway for payment.

Choose one option then click BOOK not reset. Continue with payment details – patience is key!

Note: (Quite often they do not work for foreign issued cards).

IMPORTANT: You will be requested to give an Indian Mobile Number. You may like to give the number of contact person mentioned in the Info Sheet.

If the reservation does not work on the railway site, please try booking through