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Travel Easy With udChalo: Low Cost Tickets For Armed Forces

I travel often and as much as I can, and I can travel equally easily after a planning for six months or six hours. Some of my family members say that I’m a pro at travelling and I don’t deny it, haha. I mean, there is a scope for improvement for me when it comes to packing less clothes, but overall I am pretty cool with packing and travelling.

And a lot of credit for my travel ease skills goes to my being an Army Wife. Yes!

I think all Indian Army Wives are pros at packing, travelling and settling down at a new place. It’s part of the job description, in a way. And, all Army Families are pros at travelling.

Travelling often, getting Tatkal (emergency) tickets in trains or booking last minute air tickets,  living out of a suitcase – or a trunk int his case, until you get a permanent acco – is nothing new for an Army family. And it’s all part of the fun, right?

But one things that has always bugged me when we need to travel without much warning or preparation, is the high cost of Air Tickets. Sure, there are a few airlines that offer special prices for Armed Forces Personnel, but experience tells me that the process isn’t as simple as these airlines claim, and one can rarely avail these special prices or discounts because of one reason or another.

The result is, we end up travelling on very high ticket costs.

Recently, I found out about udChalo and was pleasantly surprised. This is an air ticketing platform that is dedicated to Army – Ex Servicemen, Indian Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces including Dependents. Pretty damn cool, right?


udChalo: Tickets for Armed Forces
udChalo: Tickets for Armed Forces

So naturally, I am sharing this great find here for all my Army Family readers who have faced the same issue of highly priced tickets for their travels.

Hope you find udChalo useful, and I also hope that between serving the country, guarding the borders and putting your country before yourself – services like these will make life easier for you and your families.

Here we go:

Everyday almost 40000 seats go vacant in domestic airlines yet more than 5000 Jawans from the Indian Armed Forces travel in general compartment due to unavailability of seats. Their family members and Veterans face similar problems. Last minute travel plans due to leave approvals at eleventh hour ensure an uncomfortable journey. Why should our men in uniform spend 2-3 days out of their minuscule leave travelling in trains?

Born and brought up in an Army Background and graduates from Army Institute of technology, these were things the udChalo founders wanted to fix. They wanted our soldiers to travel conveniently with the respect they deserve. Thus udChalo came into existence offering concessional air tickets to the Indian Armed Forces.


udChalo: Tickets for Armed Forces
udChalo: Easy way to get tickets for Armed Forces


On booking with udChalo, you get concessional air fare even one day before your flight.

With 3 major partner airlines currently, they get a little over 5000 seats everyday to sell to the armed forces.  The team is in negotiations with two other major airlines.

udChalo has become a trusted name in defence forces when it comes to last-minute flight reservations at discounted fares since the past 2 years.


udChalo: Tickets for Armed Forces
Good service to try for Armed Forces

Another good thing about udChalo is that they are committed to recruiting employees with defence background preferably war widows/ war disabled/ veterans/ dependants.

They know that a lot of people still rely on travel agents for booking because some may not be comfortable with online booking while some may not have access to the internet. This is why they have set up travel desks for easy ticket booking.

udChalo has its own offline travel desks at 3 army locations so far and are planning to open 20 such counters pan India by end of next year.


udChalo: Easy Tickets for Indian Armed Forces
udChalo: Easy Tickets for Indian Armed Forces

I hope you try this, and find it helpful. And if you book through udChalo, let me know about your booking experience.

Jai Hind!

Happy Travelling!

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author of 2 books. TEDx Speaker. Travel Writer. Blogger. Addicted to Travel & Books. Digital Media Strategist. Social Media Girl. Army Wife. Mom. Curious. Crazy.

20 thoughts on “Travel Easy With udChalo: Low Cost Tickets For Armed Forces


    (November 24, 2016 - 7:02 pm)

    Thanks for sharing Aditi! Being ex Navy I can so relate to this post

    Aditi Mathur Kumar

    (December 24, 2016 - 3:25 pm)

    Thank you Rahul. 🙂

    […] mails and notification, to booking vacations and sharing opinions on social media, we often forget that taking being able to use the world wide […]


    (July 3, 2017 - 1:15 pm)

    I am really proud of “udChalo – as ticketing platform” provides low cast air tickets to army forces and also offers job recruitement to war widows/ war disabled/ veterans/ dependants. Hatts off “udChalo”


    (July 6, 2017 - 3:28 pm)

    Nice post thanks for sharing this article..


    (September 16, 2017 - 8:45 am)

    This is really good for arms persons


    (October 3, 2017 - 11:39 am)

    Really amazing concept…
    A discount travel portal for armed forces.

    naresh kumar

    (November 12, 2017 - 12:05 am)

    Kya paramilitry forces ke jwan famili ke sath b discount pr ja skte h

      Aditi Mathur Kumar

      (November 17, 2017 - 11:05 am)

      Yes, they can. Ek baar website ka terms & conditions padh lena. Have a good trip!

    Hansraj choudhary

    (February 9, 2018 - 7:27 pm)

    Carry in my luggage not allowed items detail

    kamal Rawat

    (April 1, 2018 - 6:38 pm)

    good trips and very easy

    kamal Rawat

    (April 1, 2018 - 6:41 pm)

    what is the special frailties for the para military personnel

    the weddingarchers

    (July 10, 2018 - 9:28 am)

    nice post.
    good trips and very easy.

    mohit singh

    (October 8, 2018 - 3:18 pm)

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    (October 9, 2018 - 11:04 am)

    I genuinely enjoy reading your articles

    Aditya Sharma

    (January 1, 2019 - 4:29 pm)

    Great Job!! I appreciate your effort. Keep it up because it is really helpful for improvement.


    (January 7, 2019 - 10:03 pm)

    Thank you for this useful info about defence quota in airlines.

    Rahul mehta

    (July 16, 2019 - 11:31 am)

    Thanks for this valuable information about defence quota. When I booked a ticket through udchalo, they charge 200 Rs service fee and 100 Rupees cancellation fee. Can we book flight ticket under defence quota from airline official website directly.
    I found an article about flight ticket booking from official website. Please check it and confirm it’s authenticity.

    Vishnu Joshi

    (September 20, 2019 - 7:31 pm)

    I genuinely enjoy reading your articles..great writeup ….

    Shalini Kandwal

    (September 14, 2020 - 10:38 pm)

    I want to know if this offer applies to the family members also or just to the Servicemen. And what if the personnel is a ex-servicemen

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