A special tourist train, Shri Ramayana Express, was flagged off on Wednesday from Delhi. The train will cover important destinations associated with the life of Lord Ram in a 16-day tour package spread over India and Sri Lanka.

The all-inclusive tour package will cover all meals, accommodation and wash and change facilities in dharamshalas, all transfers and sightseeing arrangements. A dedicated tour manager of IRCTC will be travelling with the tourists during the entire tour.

The pilgrimage circuit will have two travel components — one each in India and Sri Lanka.

Here is everything you want to know about Shri Ramayana Express.

Stations on Ramayana Express train route 

After leaving Delhi, the train will make its first stop in Ayodhya followed by Hanuman Garhi Ramkot and Kanak Bhawan temple. The train will then cover important destinations of Ramayana circuit such as Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi, Prayag, Shringverpur, Chitrakoot, Nasik, Hampi and Rameshwaram.

Shri Ramayana Express train capacity

The Ramayana Express train will have an overall capacity to seat 800 passengers.

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Ramayana Express ticket price

India leg of the journey is priced at Rs 15,120 per person. Passengers opting for the Sri Lanka leg of the Ramayana Yatra package will be charged separately. The package will cover all meals, accommodation and wash and change facilities in dharmashalas, all transfers and sight-seeing arrangements.

Sri Lanka leg of Ramayana Yatra package

The Sri Lanka leg will cost an additional Rs 36,970 per person. Passengers will need to take a flight to Colombo from Chennai. The tour package will cover destinations like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Colombo and Negombo. IRCTC already conducts a Shri Ramayana Yatra-Sri Lanka 5-night-6-day all-inclusive package, which covers visit to renowned Ashok Vatika (Hakkagala Botanical Garden) and temples of the ancient time, including Munneshwari, Munnawaram, Hanuman Temple.