We have the pleasure to give you a brief idea about the various classes available in Indian trains. Following is the description of various classes available to match all your requirements:
Chair Car (Air-conditioned)
Sitting only with comfortable push-back seats (3 by 2) in each row with passage in between and two western style toilets in each compartment. Meals, mineral water, tea/coffee are served according to the timings of the travel & included in the ticket price. STD & ISD facility are also available & payable through credit cards. This class is only available in Shatabdi Express & few other express trains running on short routes.
Executive Chair Car (Air-conditioned)
Sitting only with luxury push back seats (2 by 2) in each row with passage space in between. Meals, mineral water, tea / coffee are served according to the timings of the travel & included in the ticket price (better meals are served in this class). STD & ISD facility are also available & payable through credit cards. This class is only available in Shatabdi Express.
1st Class A/C Sleeper
In this class, two types of cabins are available:
» Cabin for four passengers, which can be locked from inside. Each cabin has two lower berths & two upper berths.
Dressing mirror, small table, bed rolls, first aid box are available with the Guard. However, meals are available only in Rajdhani Express & few other super fast trains.
2nd Class A/C Sleeper (also known as 2 Tier A/C sleeper)
In this class, seats / sleepers are divided in two parts with passage in between. One side has four berths (two lower & two upper) but they cannot be locked. Curtains are provided for privacy. The other side has two berths (one lower & one upper) with curtains.
Dressing mirror & bed rolls are also available. However, meals are available only in Rajdhani Express & few other super fast train
3rd Class AC Sleeper (also known as 3 Tier A/C sleeper)
It is identical to AC 2 Tier but one more middle berth is inserted in this category. It is cheaper compared to AC 2 Tier but naturally has tighter space.