Train journeys are the most exciting ones! Sitting on a train and watching the scenic beauty surrounding the railway track is something that you will never forget. And it is one of the cheapest ways of travelling in India! If you want to experience the best travel memories, train journeys are a must! The government has launched Bharat Gaurav trains which are theme-based and offer a great cultural experience. Here are eight scenic train journeys that are offered by the Bharat Gaurav.
8 Scenic Train Journeys Offered By Bharat Gaurav
1. North East Discovery
The North East Discovery is a fifteen-day journey that starts from Delhi’s Safdarjung. During this tour, you get to see Kamakhya Temple which is one of the oldest Shakti Peeths. You can also have a great cruise dinner on the mighty Brahmaputra River. Besides this, you can visit the Umananda Temple, Itanagar, Assam Tea Estates, Sibsagar, Kohima, Meghalaya, and other beautiful Northeast destinations.
2. Dakshin Bharat Tourist Train
The Dakshin Bharat Yatra has multiple onboarding and deboarding destinations and is a ten-day journey. The trips cover Rameshwaram’s Sri Ramnath Swamy temple, Meenakshi Temple of Madurai, Kanyakumari, Tirupati and Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga temple in Markapur. The tour starts on the 11th of March 2023.
3. Garvi Gujarat
The Garvi Gujarat tour offers a cultural experience of the state of Gujarat. During this tour, you can see the state’s landmarks like the Statue of unity, Champaner Archaeological park, Somnath temple, Somnath beach, Bhalka Tirth, Dwarkadhish temple, Nageshwar Jyotirling, Beyt Dwarka, Sun Temple, Sabarmati Ashram, Akshardham, Dandi Kutir and others. It is an eight-day journey that you shouldn’t miss!
4. Dakshin Darshan Yatra
The Dakshin Darshan Yatra starts in Mumbai and ends in Tirupati. It covers iconic places from Mysore like Maharaja’s Palace, Goddess Chamundi Hills temple, Vrindavan Garden, Lalit mahal palace, St.Philonena’s Church, Krisnaraja Dam and Mysuru Zoo. Besides this, you get to see the iconic landmarks of Tirupati, Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Bangalore, and others. There are four boarding and deboarding places — CSMT, Kalyan, Pune and Solapur.
5. Shri Ramayana Yatra
On this eighteen-day journey, visit the places from the epic of Ramayana. It includes Lord Ram’s place of birth Ayodhya. Besides this, you get to visit Nandigram, Janakpur, Sitamarhi, Buxar, Varanasi, Allahabad, Chitrakoot, Nashik, Hampi, Rameshwaram, Nagpur, and Bhadrachalam. Every place and monument covered during this journey is related to Lord Ram and Goddess Sita.
6. Karnataka Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan
This Kashi Darshan is an amazing option for those who want to go on a sacred journey. It starts from and ends in Bengaluru. It will take you on a mesmerising journey to three prominent places in Uttar Pradesh — Varanasi, Ayodhya, and Allahabad. And here’s what this journey offers: Tulsi Manas temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Ganga Aarti, Ram Janmbhoomi temple, Hanuman Garhi, Saryu Ghat, Ganga-Yamuna Sangam and Hanuman temple.
7. Guru Kripa Yatra
The Guru Kripa Yatra covers places that are important to the Sikh community. It includes Anandpur Sahib, Kiratpur Sahib, Sirhind, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Nanded, Bidar and Patna. And you can visit famous gurudwaras like Golden Temple, Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib, Sri Kesgarh Sahib Gurudwara, Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib, and others.
8. Puri Gangasagar Yatra
This journey starts from the city of Jalandhar and covers the divine places of India. This includes Varanasi, Kolkata, Jasidih, Puri and Gaya. You get to see the Baidyanath Dham, Kashi Vishwanath temple and corridor, Shri Jagannath temple, Sun temple, Mahabodhi temple, and other important places.
These journeys are the most scenic and iconic ones. It offers you a majestic view of the surroundings while travelling. So, when are you booking?
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