IRCTC will launch the first India Gaurab Tourist Train from Delhi on 21 June The train will cover all the prominent places associated with the life of Lord Rama
This train is in line with the government’s ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ initiative. Prices for the all-inclusive tour package start at Rs 62,370 per person.
The all-inclusive package will cover train journeys to 3rd AC, overnight stays at AC hotels, vegetarian meals, all bus transfers and sightseeing, travel insurance, guide services and more. All necessary health precautions will be taken care of by IRCTC. .
The first stop of the 18-day train journey will be to Ayodhya, the birthplace of the deity. Tourists will be able to see the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, Hanuman Temple and Bharat Temple in Nandigram, the IRCTC said in a BSE filing on Wednesday. After Ayodhya, the train will go to Boxer. Travelers can visit Maharshi Bishwamitra’s Ashram and Ramrekha Ghat. The train will then leave for Sitamarhi, the birthplace of Goddess Sita.
Tourists will then board the Bharat Gaurab tourist train to Janakpur, Nepal, where they will spend the night at a hotel. They will be able to visit the famous Ram-Janaki temple in Janakpur.
From there, the train will go to Varanasi, where visitors can visit the temples of the land including Sita in Varanasi. From there the route will cover Prayag, Sringwarpur, Chitrakoot. Overnight stays will also be arranged at Varanasi, Prayag and Chitrakoot.
In the next step, the train will leave for Nasik for the night. The Trimbakeshwar temple and Panchabati will be covered. After Nasik, the next places of interest will be Krishkindha, Hampi and overnight stay at the hotel. Guests can visit the temple on the top of Anjaneyadri hill, which is believed to be the birthplace of Hanuman.
After that, the train journey will leave for Rameshwaram where it will be covered with overnight stay at Ramanathaswamy Temple and Dhanushkodi Hotel. After this one day trip to Kanchipuram where Shiva Kanchi, Vishnu Kanchi and Kamakhshi temples, will be the next destination.
The final destination will be Bhadrachalam in Telangana. The train will then cover a distance of about 5,000 km on the Ramayana tour and return to Delhi on the 18th, IRCTC said.
The fully air-conditioned tourist train will have eleven third AC coaches, a pantry car and two SLRs. Guests will be served freshly cooked vegetarian food. Guests will also be entertained by the train’s infotainment system. The train also has CCTV cameras for safety and clean toilets.
IRCTC has entered into agreements with Paytm and Razorpay Payment Gateways to provide 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 or 24 month EMI options. Tour payments can also be made via debit and credit cards.
Government and PSU staff will be able to avail LTC benefits for this tour.
IRCTC will also provide COVID-19 protection kits, including face masks, hand gloves and hand sanitizers. Temperature tests for tourists and staff will also be ensured. The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all guests over the age of 18.
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