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Railways to launch “Shri Ramayan Yatra” on 7 April from Safdarjang

State-of-the-art Deluxe AC Tourist Train with AC I & AC II class will accommodate a total of 156 tourists.

Statesman News Service |


The much sought-after train tour “Shri RamayanYatra” will depart on a 17-night/18-day itinerary covering important places like Ayodhya, Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Buxar, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Nashik, Hampi, Rameshwaram, Bhadrachalam, Nagpur and back to Delhi

State-of-the-art Deluxe AC Tourist Train with AC I & AC II class will accommodate a total of 156 tourists. Tourists can also board/deboard at Delhi, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Tundla, Etawah, Kanpur, and Lucknow railway Station on this tourist train

The Indian Railways has taken the initiative to run Bharat Gaurav Tourist Trains to promote the “DekhoApnaDesh” and “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” vision of Govt of India So far, 26 Bharat Gaurav Trains have been started

The AC Tourist Train has a host of amazing features including two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions, foot massager. The fully air-conditioned train provides two types of accommodation viz. 1st AC and 2nd AC. The train has enhanced security features of CCTV cameras and Security Guards for each coach.

The tour will be completed in 18 days. The first halt of this train will be Ayodhya where tourists will visit Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple, Hanuman temple, and Saryuaarti. Bharat Mandirat Nandigram follows next. The subsequent destination will be Sitamarhi in Bihar wherefrom tourists shall be visiting Sita Ji’s birthplace and Ram Janki Temple in Janakpur (Nepal) which will be covered by road.

Post Sitamarhi, the train proceeds for Buxar where the sightseeing would include Ramrekhaghat, and Rameshwarnath temple followed by a dip into the holy Ganga. The next destination is Varanasi where the tourists will visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple and corridor, the Tulsi Mandir & Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir temples. On completion, the passengers would be taken to Prayagraj, Shringverpurand Chitrakootby road. Night stay will be provided at Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Chitrakoot.

Further, the next halt of the train will be Nasik wherein a visit of Trimbakeshwar temple and Panchvati will be covered. Next destination after Nashik will be Hampi,  the ancient Krishkindha city. Here the temple of Shri Hanuman’s birthplace and other heritage and religious sites will be covered. Rameshwaram will be the next destination of this train tour.  Ramanathaswamy temple and Dhanuskodi are a part of the visit. The next halt is at Bhadrachalam where Sita Ram temple will be a part of the tour. The last stop is Nagpur before the train starts back on its return journey.  Ramtek Fort & Temple, where Lord Rama is believed to have stopped over for resting while in exile, is the sightseeing site at Nagpur. The train returns back to Delhi on the 18th day of its journey. Guests will be traveling roughly 7500 km in this entire tour.

A special tourist train has been launched in line with the Government of India initiatives “DekhoApnaDesh” and“EkBharatShreshthaBharat” to promote domestic tourism, at a price of Rs. 1,14,065/- per person for 2AC and Rs.1,46,545/-for 1AC class cabin and Rs.1,68,950/-for1AC coupe.  Package Price covers train journey in AC classes, Accommodation in AC Hotels, All meals (VEGONLY), all transfer & sight-seeing in AC Vehicles, Travel Insurance and services of IRCTC Tour Managers, etc. All necessary health precautions and measures will be taken care of by providing safe and healthy travel during the tour.