Railways launches Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist Train
Indian Railways on 17 February launched Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist Train - Shri Ram-Janaki Yatra: Ayodhya to Janakpur from Safdarjung Railway Station, Delhi.
An overview of the news
This train will cover two most important pilgrimage sites Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Janakpur in Nepal.
The train will pass through Ayodhya, Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi and Prayagraj during its seven-day journey.
The train has four first-AC coaches, two second-AC coaches, two rail restaurants and a library.
It can carry 156 tourists.
The fare will start from Rs 39,000 per person.
The tour package also includes night stay in an AC hotel and vegetarian food.
This initiative will strengthen bilateral ties and also promote cultural ties between India and Nepal.
The introduction of Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train is in line with the "Dekho Apna Desh" initiative of the Government of India to promote domestic tourism.
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