According to authorities, Indian Railways would start an 18-day “Shri Ramayana Yatra” through a Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist train to encourage pilgrimage tourism. On April 7, the train will depart from Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station and go through well-known locations significant to Lord Rama’s life, according to the officials. According to the authorities, the planned rail journey would be run on the Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC tourist train, which is equipped with contemporary facilities. There have been 26 Bharat Gaurav trains introduced across the nation so far.
According to the authorities, the luxury AC tourist train boasts a variety of incredible amenities, including two fine dining restaurants, a contemporary kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based bathroom facilities, and foot massagers. There are two kinds of accommodations available on the completely air-conditioned train: first AC and second AC. They said that each carriage of the train had security guards and Video cameras for increased protection. It will take 18 days to complete the journey. The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, the Hanuman Temple, and Saryuaarti will all be seen by visitors during the train’s first stop in Ayodhya, according to the authorities.
The next stop will be Sitamarhi in Bihar, where travellers will travel by road to Janakpur (Nepal), where Ram Janki Temple is located, and Sita’s birthplace. From Sitamarhi, the train will continue to Buxar, where tourists may visit Ramrekhaghat and the Rameand Shwarnath Temple before taking a plunge in the Ganga. The travellers’ next stop will be Varanasi, where they will see the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Tulsi Mandir, and the corridor leading to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. After everything is finished, the passengers will be driven to Prayagraj, Shringverpur, and Chitrakoot. They said that night stays will be offered in Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Chitrakoot.
Also, the train will stop in Nasik, where you may see Trimbakeshwar Temple and Panchvati. Hampi, a historic Krishkindha city, would be the next stop after Nashik. This train journey’s next stop will be Rameshwaram. The excursion includes stops at Dhanuskodi and the Ramanathaswamy Temple. The journey will include a stop to the Sita Ram temple in Bhadrachalam, which is the following stop. Nagpur is the final stop before the train resumes its return trip. The tourist destination in Nagpur is the Ramtek Fort and Temple, where Lord Rama is said to have taken a break while in exile. On the 18th day of its voyage, the train makes its way back to Delhi. In all, guests will travel almost 7,500 kilometres on this excursion, according to the organisers.
This unique tourist train would cost Rs 1,14,065 per person for 2AC, Rs 1,46,545 for 1AC class cabin, and Rs 1,68,950 for 1AC coupe in order to boost domestic tourism. All meals (vegetarian only), all transportation and sightseeing in AC cars, travel insurance, and services of IRCTC tour managers are included in the package price, according to the company.