“We travel life not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”
Let’s travel!! These two words have so much of enthusiasm stored in themselves that any ordinary human can get a miraculous escape from his/her monotonous life journey. The memories you earn while travelling is priceless and for a lifetime. They say travelling is the essential part of recreation of life and they also say that the food is the recreational part of travelling. While you travel and gain some awesome life experience, tasty food is the one who makes you do so!
But frequently in my own life experience I have suffered a lot with the food part, especially while traveling from a train, but no more, RailTiffin has come into existence, to add spice and comfort to your journeys and that too in one of the world’s largest railway networks- The Indian Railways. RailTiffin believe that travelling in a train is best enjoyed when you travel tension and hassle free. In a world, where people are moving very fastly towards the comfortable ways of living in their everyday lives, getting a simple desired meal on train still remains a problem.
RailTiffin is a small attempt towards making the quintessential train journeys in India a little more enjoyable and relaxing. Their mission is to provide fresh, tasty and healthy train food to every passenger at the comfort of their seats. Even being a new venture in the industry, still RailTiffin.com is already delivering more than 200 food packages a day.
How it works:
RailTiffin has partnered with restaurants( like Hotel Park, Hotel Blue Earth) near railway stations in more than 120 towns and cities—as geographically diverse as Bokaro, Bangalore, Agra, Hyderabad, Valsad —and deliver food to passengers travelling on 1500-plus trains. Choose the destination you want your railway food delivered to, browse through menus of local restaurants near the railway stations and pick your dishes to order. They offer a variety of cuisines for delivery in trains at affordable rates to suit every palate, appetite & budget. Customers can choose between various Thalis or Meal Combos/Snacks & pick their preferred choice for getting it delivered in train.
How to place the order:
This is a simple 3 step process –
- You can use the website Railtiffin.com or give a call on 086-5588-5588(7 AM to 10 PM- all 7 days a week).
- If using the website, enter your PNR or train details on the webpage. You will now see your train route with suggested stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Please select your preferred station for delivery and desired meals. Select payment mode- Cash on delivery. Done! Otherwise give a call.
You can place your order for your preferred railway food on the website, through the call centre, via WhatsApp, SMS, or you can also tweet your order. You can also modify or cancel your order up to 4 hours before your train arrives at the selected station. Currently, you can pay by Cash on delivery. For online payments, venture is working to provide a secure payment server to the customers. Also If you are travelling in a group, you can avail exclusive discounts on food deliveries in train & enjoy your favorite meals on the go!
The food is served with special attention to the food quality, variety, packaging & convenience for the food delivered. They ensure that the food is prepared according to the customer’s arrival at the railway station – one step towards this is Location Tracker App which enables to track the customer’s exact location & cope with train delays. They guarantee that your ordered food would reach you fresh & piping hot on your seat! Partner restaurants ensure hygienic & convenient packaging, which is comfortable when enjoying your food on a moving train. As a gesture of their commitment to customer service, they guarantee delivery with a money back promise of up to 200%. Anything more required? Just enjoy your journey with great food in train delivered right to your seat!
The Railtiffin Advantage:
- Convenience – Last minute orders? No worries… You can book your order up to 3 hours before to your journey through website or call centre.
- Hygienic Packaging – Not only food is healthy, but they also serve it with leak proof packaging & a pre-packed cutlery set to give you the best meal experience ever.
- Curated Menu – A handcrafted, buttery, slow cooked menu that is sure to tantalize your taste buds with its variety of combos & cuisines. Enjoy food from popular city restaurants!
Team behind the scenes:
Piyush Bothra, Co-founder and CEO of Railtiffin, has had a very rich professional career over the last 10 years. After getting passed out from IIM-L, he started as an SME Banker with ICICI Bank. He then had a 6yr long stint as an Investment banker at IIFL, a huge financial services Group. The role gave him an exposure to multiple businesses, advising companies on fund raising and M&A strategies.
Harshit Jain is also the Co-founder and COO of Railtiffin. Harshit, a passout of MDI has been friends with Piyush for last 8 yrs, has followed a similar career path. Over 5 yrs of Investment Banking experience at IIFL followed by a fruitful corporate stint at Cox & Kings presented an opportunity to closely understand multiple businesses. Piyush and Harshit have had long cross-functional professional experiences, with exposure to multiple businesses across geographies. Born with Marwari genes, an ambition to start something new and exciting was building up. It was just a matter of time before they discussed to team up for this venture. They have a dream that train travel in India should be an immersive cultural experience. Railtiffin.com is their passionate attempt in that direction.
Along with Piyush and Harshit there is a team of sales & vendor managers consisting of Nishant Kundu, Sanjiban Dey , Tarun Gupta and a graphic designer, Ishita Aggarwal. In a country where most of the population travel by trains, food service like railtiffin is a boon for the journey. As they say “With food from Railtiffin.com let your holiday start right from the departure station & come home with stories to tell”