India railway network is one of the one of the largest in the world, which houses more than 7,500 stations across the country. It would be really difficult to identify a station just by using its name, since a particular city or village could house multiple railway stations.
To make the identification easier every railway station across the country is given a unique code, usually abbreviated from its name or similar. To find a particular station code follow the steps below.
Go to http://www.indianrail.gov.in/stn_Code.html
Enter the first few characters of the destination
Click the Get station code button.
By Rahul Kumar