I love traveling on the train rather than any other mode of transport. Especially if it’s long distance and have enough time to reach the destination in no rush.
If you ever booked a train ticket either online or offline and that too in peak seasons, then you might end up on a RAC or GNWL.
Now each ticket is printed with a 10 digit PNR number (Passenger Name Record) for reference. And this PNR number is used to inquire your booking status online on the Indian Railway or IRCTC website or you can also check offline at your nearest railway station.
All you need is just to enter the PNR number and validate yourself as a human. And your current booking status will display on the website.
Generally, if you book a ticket well in advance, there are chances of getting a confirmed ticket. But, the delay would sometimes result in the waiting list if no seat availability.