IRCTC Tour Package: 18-day 'Ramayana Yatra' starting from April 7, check destinations and other details!
Railways are all set to restart the "Ramayana Yatra" from New Delhi on 7th April. Railway officials said the yatra will cover several notable places associated with the life of Lord Ram, including Ayodhya, Prayagraj, and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
According to a press statement issued by the Indian Railways, "Tourists traveling in the train will be given a halt at Ayodhya where they will visit Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, Hanuman Mandir and witness Saryu Aarti. The train will run through Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Buxar, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Nashik, Hampi, Rameshwaram, Bhadrachalam, Nagpur and other places will also be covered.
Indian Railways has taken the initiative of running Bharat Gaurav tourist trains to promote the Government of India's vision of "Dekho Apna Desh" and "Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat".
According to the Indian Railways, the proposed train tour is going to be operated in Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist Train with modern facilities like AC-I and AC-II class coaches which can seat 156 tourists.
The facilities include two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, a sensor-based washroom function, a foot massager, etc. The train has enhanced security features of CCTV cameras and security guards for each coach. Tourists can also board/deboard at Delhi, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Tundla, Etawah, Kanpur, and Lucknow railway stations.
The first half of this train will head to Ayodhya and then to the Bharat Mandir at Nandigram in Sitamarhi, Bihar, where tourists will visit the birthplace of Sita, and the Ram Janaki temple at Janakpur in Nepal. After Sitamarhi, the train leaves for Buxar, Varanasi, where tourists will visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Corridor, Tulsi Mandir, and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir.
Thereafter, the train will terminate at Prayagraj, Shringverpur and Chitrakoot, Nashik, Hampi, Rameswaram, Bhadrachalam, Nagpur, and Delhi, said the statement by the railways.