New Delhi: Here is a piece of good news for all the devotees of Lord Shri Ram. IRCTC Limited, a PSU under the Ministry of Railways is going to conduct Shri Ramayana Yatra by Deluxe AC Tourists train to promote religious tourism. The tour will start from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station on November 7 and cover the visit of all prominent places associated with the life of Lord Shri Rama. This train was previously operated in sleeper class only. However, the proposed tour is going to be operated in the Deluxe AC tourist train having many modern features and amenities.
Sri Ramayan Yatra will go wherever Shri Ram went
The tour will be completed in 17 days. The first halt of this train will be Ayodhya where tourists will visit Shri Ram Janmbhumi temple and Hanuman temple and additionally Bharat Mandir at Nandigram. After Ayodhya, the next destination will be Sitamarhi in Bihar and the visit of Sita Ji’s birthplace and Ram-Janki Temple in Janakpur (Nepal) will be covered by road. Post Sitamarhi, the train will move to Varanasi, and tourists will visit temples at Varanasi, Prayag, Shringverpur and Chitrakoot by road. Night stay will be provided at Varanasi, Prayag and Chitrakoot.
Further, the next halt of the train will be Nasik wherein a visit of Trayambakeshwar temple and Panchvati will be covered. The next destination after Nasik will be Hampi which is the ancient Krishkindha city. Here the temple of Shri Hanuman birthplace and other heritage and religious sites will be covered. Rameshwaram will be the last destination of this train tour after which the train will return to Delhi on the 17th Day of its Journey. Guests will be travelling roughly 7500 Kms in this entire tour.
Sri Ramayan Yatra package details include all AC facilities
The state of art deluxe AC Tourist train has a host of astounding 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.
IRCTC has launched this special tourist train in line with the government's initiative “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism, at a price of Rs 82,950/- per person for 2AC and Rs 1,02,095/- for 1AC class.
Package price covers train journey in AC classes, accommodation in AC Hotels, All meals (Veg only), all transfer and sight-seeing in AC vehicles, travel insurance and services of IRCTC tour managers etc. All necessary health precautions measures will be taken care by providing safe and healthy travel during the tour. The government and PSU employees can avail LTC facility on this tour as per eligibility based on the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance.
To ensure the safety measures post COVID-19 in this deluxe tourist train, COVID-19 fully Vaccination is mandatory for guests of age group 18 or above. Besides, IRCTC will also provide a safety kit to all tourists having face masks, hand gloves and a sanitiser. Temperature check of all tourists and staff, frequent train sanitization at halt stations etc and other precautions will be ensured. Staff shall be screened thoroughly and the kitchen and restaurants shall be sanitized after every meal service.
For more details one can visit the IRCTC website: https://www.irctctourism.com and booking are available online, on a first come first serve basis on the web portal. For more information, one can contact on Mobile no. 8287930202, 8287930299, 8287930157.
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