Indian Railways Foreign Tourist Quota
Indian Railways recognise the contribution that tourists make to India and are making it easier for visitors to plan their trips by enabling bookings to be made up to a year in advance.
To book tickets using the Foreign Tourist Quota you need to register with the Indian Railways booking engine and register your mobile phone number (you will be contacted via SMS in respect of your booking).
Full details of how to book the Foreign Tourist Quota click here
To make bookings click here
This is an excellent enhancement to Indian Railways and I will no doubt be taking advatage of it!