The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced the launch of a Deluxe AC Tourist Train dubbed “Sri Ramayana Yatra” to boost religious tourism. According to a press statement issued by the IRCTC on Saturday, the first excursion, which will depart from Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station on November 7, would include a visit to all of Lord Rama’s important landmarks.
According to the letter, IRCTC has received a tremendous amount of support for this project, with the first trip being completely sold out. Due to high demand, the tour will be repeated on December 12th at the same price and duration.
#IRCTC Deluxe AC Tourist Train is all set for its departure today from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station on Shri Ramayana Yatra Circuit for 16 Nights /17 Days with 132 tourists on board.#RamayanaCircuit #RamayanaYatra pic.twitter.com/bHuRBigvMP
— IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) November 7, 2021
The train will leave Sri Ganganagar with stops in Abohar- Malout, Bhatinda, Barnala, Patiala, Rajpura, Ambala Cantt, Kurukshethra, Karnal, Panipat, Delhi Cantt, Gurgaon, Rewari, Alwar, Jaipur, Agra Fort, Itawah, and Kanpur.
Tourists will visit Shri Ram Janmbhumi and Hanuman temples in Ayodhya, as well as the Bharat Mandir in Nandigram, during the train’s first stop. According to the message, the next stop would be Sitamarhi in Bihar, where they will see Sita Ji’s birthplace and the Ram-Janki Temple in Janakpur, both of which are accessible by road.
All required health precautions will be followed during the tour, according to the IRCTC notice, to ensure safe and healthy travel. IRCTC will offer face masks, gloves, and hand sanitiser. For guests aged 18 and up, a complete COVID-19 vaccine is essential to assure safety.
Shri Ramayana Yatra Train: Fare Details
The first AC class configuration costs Rs 1,02,095, while the AC-II class setup costs Rs 82,950 per person. Both sessions can accommodate a total of 156 people. In addition to the Ramayana Yatra, the IRCTC has scheduled the Rampath Yatra Special Tourist Train which will be departing on November 27.