As a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, the primary function of IRCTC is to provide superlative catering, ticketing and tourism services. Depending upon the distance that the train has to cover IRCTC either attaches a pantry car to the train or provides meal on any one of the stations en-route. Additionally, the subsidiary also provides Indian Railways Catering services on the stations.
IRCTC also handles Indian Railways Reservation through its website. Within a few minutes, you can book your ticket and even get Indian Railways Ticket Confirmation. Apart from reservation, several other things can be done on the site like the different trains between important stations can be ascertained; the PNR status can be checked; the tickets can be upgraded, modified and even cancelled.
The next important function of IRCTC is to provide top-class tourism services not only to foreign tourists, but also to domestic tourists. To fulfill the needs to different kinds of passengers, IRCTC provides a wide assortment of tourism packages like budget package, deluxe package and luxury tourism package. The most popular package is Bharat Darshan in which important tourist destinations of India are covered.