My travel plans made easy with Paytm

01 August, 2018

Hey guys,

How are you all doing? I hope that you all enjoying the recent weather changes. Well, I must say that God is really happy with me. Every time I come home, the city is showered with plenty of rainfall. Next time, do call me when you want it to rain, lol. It’s monsoon season and needless to mention, it is overwhelming. There is, however, one thing that this huge downpour has disturbed. My travel plans! Yeah, this is my final year and I am planning on a few trips before this year ends. Most importantly because after my graduation, I don’t know how much time I would get to spend with my family and what life has in store for me. So, I am going to make the best of these moments. I have started to plan for a few trips starting in August. Raise your hands high up if August makes you as cheerful as it makes me. For the ones who have no idea what I am talking about, Doh! August marks the beginning of the festival season. We have Friendship Day, Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan coming up next. More festivals mean more travel opportunities and celebrations double up when it falls during a long weekend. I am sure you all will be looking forward to this, even if you are just travelling to your hometown after this monotonous April-May-June quarter.

Okay, so since travel was on my mind, I started making a list of places I wanted to visit. I started writing down the names of all the places that I can cover up in the next 2-3 days. The list was ready, the dates were ready. All I had to do was booking the tickets. I may be doing many things but one thing I am just not good at is being tech savvy. So booking train tickets online was a strenuous task for me. Those who know me well would know that technology is not my thing. I turn to my geeky nerdy sister without a second thought. I went up to her with a gleeful face and asked her to book my tickets. She said NO. Wait, what? A No. My smile turned into a frown and with puppy eyes, I once again asked her to book the tickets (super polite way this time btw). But her answered remained the same, a big fat ugly No. I went to my room contemplating all the things that I may have said to her. I was thinking that maybe it’s Karma payback time when my sister showed up and she gave me her phone, where an app was opened. It was Paytm. Okay, so I thought this was her way of saying sorry. But it was not for that. She asked me to book the train tickets using Paytm. I was about to shed some tears when she informed me that booking train tickets via Paytm is piece of cake for me. She asked me to go through the app and the train booking process and to my utter surprise, it was really simple. With such an effortless and user-friendly interface even a layman can even book train tickets whenever they want through the Paytm App.

For the ones who have not tried to book train booking process via Paytm, I can give you a quick walkthrough (this is so exciting, finally some tech stuff without the Einstein mind, lol). If you haven’t downloaded the Paytm App, then download it first. It’s available for both Android and iOS.

1. Open the Paytm App.

2. Click on the Trains icon.

3. Here you can Book Tickets for your train or Check PNR Status. Click on Book Tickets.

4. Fill in Source and Destination stations and the Departure Date. Click on “Show both non-AC and AC coaches” to filter trains based on your preference of AC or Non-AC coaches.

5. Click on Search Trains button. Now here you get a list of trains with coach type, departure date and time, arrival date and time and source and destination station names.

6. Select your preferred train and click on its coach type to check fare and availability.

7. Once you have decided, click on the fare. Here you are going to be asked to enter your IRCTC user Id for filling in the passenger details.

8. Fill in the passenger details like Name, Age, Berth Preference, Gender etc. You can also add more passenger to this list. Additionally, you can also check the Cancellation and Refund Policy. When you are finished filling the details, click on Proceed to Book.

9. Finally, you can make the Paytm using Paytm Wallet, Netbanking, Debit or Credit Card. All methods are fully secure.

10. Once you have made the payment, you will be redirected to IRCTC website to confirm the booking by logging in to your IRCTC account. I would recommend you to add money to your Paytm wallet prior to your booking. This will help in faster checkout than net banking or credit/debit cards where you have to go through another set of processes make the payment.

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I am going to tell you some major perks of using the payment major Paytm app for train booking.

1. You can book train tickets in just 50 seconds if you have money in your Paytm wallet prior to booking. Trust me this is going to save a lot of your time. Especially when you are doing Tatkal bookings.

2. In case your booking fails, the money is credited back to your Paytm wallet in just 15 minutes and you can book another one instantly.

3. For cancellations and refunds, the amount is credited back to your account in 7-10 days.

4. There are no hidden costs, zero service charges, zero payment gateway charges (on bookings below 1,000 INR). It’s a Paytm guarantee.

5. 24x7 support is provided by Paytm to address all your queries and concerns regarding the booking process. The customer service can also provide you with the required assistance for booking trains. The helpline number is 9555395553.

6. Paytm is also known for their wonderful cashback schemes, so you can constantly keep a check on the new cashback offers and apply the promo code while checkout.

I am cent percent sure that you are going to use Paytm the next time you book your train tickets. So stop messing around and #Paytmkaro for all your train bookings. Before leaving don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family. Encourage them to book all train tickets via Paytm’s hassle-free service. Additionally, let me where is your next vacation going to be and what’s your experience with Paytm Train Booking Service in the comments section below.

Until next time,

Sayanti, xx

Comments (29)

  • Woman

    Monidipa Dutta

    01 August, 2018

    Actually I don't have a very good experience with paytm regarding my money.. But if their services has become better than before then I will surely give it a try..

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      12 August, 2018

      In India, Paytm is the second most used app for train ticket booking. I guess you should try it now. You will start loving the app for its user-friendly interface and they have a 24x7 support team too!

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  • Woman

    marysa@anationofmoms.com

    02 August, 2018

    I've never heard of Paytm, but it sounds like a good resource for traveling. It's nice to know about travel tips so that you can make the best of your trip.

    Reply

  • Woman

    betzy cuellar

    02 August, 2018

    I will want to try it to save money.

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  • Woman

    Natalia

    02 August, 2018

    I've never heard of such an app. Summer is a great time for travelling so I'd love to try it out soon to see if I could save a bit. :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Ann Snook-Moreau

    03 August, 2018

    I haven't heard of this app but it sounds like a great travel resource! I love taking the train, it's so scenic and pretty.

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  • Woman

    Jojo Hua

    03 August, 2018

    This sounds like a great app to have on the go when travelling. Especially in cities you're not familiar with. Jojo Hua | www.jojohua.com

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  • Woman

    Rosey

    03 August, 2018

    I like that you can get your money back if the booking fails. That's not always true, so when it happens with a company I really appreciate it.

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  • Woman

    Christina

    03 August, 2018

    This sounds like such a great app! I will have to look into it.

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  • Woman

    Princess Quinn

    04 August, 2018

    Wow. This app sounds helpful! I like that it is easy to use and you can book ahead of time.

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  • Woman

    Heather

    04 August, 2018

    What a great way to book your travel quickly! I love that you can be on your way in less than a minute.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Juli

    06 August, 2018

    This is so nice of you to share, and I do like the rainfall too.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Backpacking Series

    06 August, 2018

    Paytm is really cool! We have used it many a time and it does make like easy!

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  • Woman

    indu

    06 August, 2018

    Paytm is one of the few modes of making cashless payments widely used.

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  • Woman

    chai

    06 August, 2018

    This is a detailed guide that is very helpful for fast and easy travel with paytm.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Maysz

    07 August, 2018

    What a great app! it's very helpful and also I love rainfall for me it determines happines :)

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  • Woman

    Summer Mitch Ryan

    07 August, 2018

    I havent' tried Paytm yet, in fact this is the first I've heard of it. Let me check on it.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Fibi

    07 August, 2018

    Wow, cool. I am looking for an apps to plan my trip. This seems really good app

    Reply

  • Man

    Europe finance blog

    07 August, 2018

    Nice. I love the way you made it sound so easy.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Vy Nguyen

    07 August, 2018

    I've never heard of Paytm but i would definitely try it out in the future. Thanks for sharing

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  • Woman

    Wendy Polisi

    07 August, 2018

    I've never heard of this before but it sounds quite useful! I appreciate the through information and tips! Saving this for later!

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  • Woman

    Bobbi

    07 August, 2018

    This definitely looks like it is an easy way to make travel plans! I’ve never heard of this before and will have to look into it.

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  • Woman

    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    08 August, 2018

    Wow! that looks really nice. I would love to try it to save more money. I am looking forward to check it out.

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  • Woman

    Amy

    08 August, 2018

    Paytm looks easy to use. Hopefully we get one in Japan. (I wish we had virtual IC Cards here in central Japan).

    Reply

  • Woman

    Charli

    08 August, 2018

    I've never heard of PAYTM but it sounds great, especially when it can save you time with booking tickets x

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  • Woman

    vsharda2

    08 August, 2018

    Paytm sends me emails...i thought it was spam

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  • Woman

    Ishani Nath

    09 August, 2018

    Paytm is very handy, I have been using it since the time it was launched. Great post and you have covered all details about Paytm and the numerous purposes it can be used for.

    Reply

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  • Woman

    healthyfitcouple

    13 August, 2018

    I had never heard of Paytm, is that app used in USA too?

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