Shri Ramayana Yatra on Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train

Shri Ramayana Yatra on Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train

The Hon`ble Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and DONER, Shri G. Kishan Reddy along with Hon`ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, flaged off the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train, on 21st June at 1700 hours, which will for the first time connect India and Nepal on a tourist train. The train will be flagged off from the Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.  

The Bharat Gaurav trains (theme based tourist circuit trains) is an attempt to showcase the rich cultural, spiritual and historical heritage of the country to the people of India. The unique concept of Bharat Gaurav Trains, as envisaged by the Ministry of Railways, will be helpful in promoting mass tourism across the country and provide an opportunity to people from all parts of the country to explore the architectural, cultural and historical marvels of the country.  

Branded as Bharat Gaurav Tourist Trains, IRCTC will operate these special comfort category tourist trains to promote theme based tourism in the country and also promote the various cultural and religious destinations of the country. The first IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train on 18 Day Ramayana Circuit will start from Delhi on 21st June, 2022. The coaches of the train have recently undergone refurbishment and the amenities and services have been upgraded.  In association with Ministry of Tourism, the exterior of the coaches of the trains have been designed as a kaleidoscope of Bharat Gaurav or Pride of India, highlighting various facets of India such as monuments, dances, Yoga, folk art etc.  

The first trip of the train operating on the Ramayana Circuit will also cover the  religious destination of JANAKPUR ( in Nepal) for the first time  in addition to other popular destinations such as  Ayodhya, Nandigram, Sitamarhui, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Pancvati (Nasik), Hampi, Rameshwaram and Bhadrachalam. It will also give a major incentive for the masses to embark on pilgrimage tours.

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