IRCTC Launches Bharat Gaurav Trains: Destinations, Fares And Everything To Know

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
IRCTC Launches Bharat Gaurav Trains: Destinations, Fares And Everything To Know

India’s Government, in partnership with the Ministry of Railways, has introduced the Bharat Gaurav trains, which are theme-based tourist circuit trains. The tourist train departed on the Shri Ramayana Yatra Circuit on 21st June, from New Delhi. The train, which is the first one to connect 2 countries, will cover about 8000Kms approximately between India and Nepal for a duration of 18 days.

The Journey Will Tak You To All Rama-Related Destinations

The train departed from New Delhi on June 21 and will travel all the way to Nepal. Nepal is home to many Rama-related destinations, such as Dhanusha Pahar, Baawan Bigha Kshetra, Ma Janki Janmasthali Mandir and Shri Ram Vivah Sthal, and the tourist train will cover them all. The train will cover 8000 km in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh, along with 12 important cities such as Ayodhya, Hampi, Buxar, Bhadrachalam, Janakpur, Kanchipuram, Sitamarhi, Rameshwaram, Kashi, Hampi, Nasik, Chitrakoot and Prayag. The journey will cost around ₹65,000 per person and has a capacity of 600 persons.

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Union Government’s Initiative

Union Government came up with this initiative, ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ in order to promote tourism with Bharat Gaurav Scheme. The train tour will have its first stop in Ayodhya. The tourists will be provided with a safety kit by IRCTC which will include face masks, hand sanitiser and hand gloves. The tourists must have a Covid-19 full vaccination certificate for monument sightseeing and temple darshan. The certificates must be carried by the tourists either in hard copy or on their mobile phones.

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