New Delhi: There is good news coming on the tourism front and domestic tourism in India is well growing in new normal. The unique initiative of operating the Deluxe AC Tourist Train on the Ramayana circuit with the name “Sri Ramayana Yatra” being conducted by IRCTC Limited has got an overwhelming response of the public. The first tour, starting from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station on November 7, covering the visit of all prominent places associated with the life of Lord Shri Rama is fully booked.
Looking to the continuous demand, it is decided to run this tour again on December 12 with a similar price and duration. The tour will be completed in 17 days. The first half 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-Janaki 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 7,500 kms in this entire tour.
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 of India 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 & 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. Government/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 this, IRCTC will also provide a safety kit to all tourists having facemask, hand gloves and 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 & restaurants shall be sanitized after every meal service.
Disclaimer: This story is a press release and is being published without any editing by PSU Watch desk. Our editorial team has only changed the headline.
(PSU Watch– India's Business News centre that places the spotlight on PSUs, Bureaucracy, Defence and Public Policy is now on Google News. Click here to follow. Also, join PSU Watch Channel in your Telegram. You may also follow us on Twitter here and stay updated)