The IRCTC, the e-ticketing arm of Indian Railways, has planned a series of Shri Ramayana Yatra Tours to promote religious tourism in the country. This will mark a gradual resumption of domestic tourism as Covid cases abate. Today, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said that one such tour will begin on Sunday (November 7). The first departure on the Ramayana Circuit train will commence on November 7 from New Delhi followed by four other departures in the subsequent month,” it said.
The other train — Shri Ramayana Yatra Express-Madurai — will depart on November 16. Booking has started for this train on the official website — www.irctctourism.com. Shri Ramayana Yatra Express-Madurai will be a budget-segment train comprising sleeper class coaches. The train will start from Madurai with boarding points at Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Karur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Chennai Central, Renigunta, and Cuddapah. It will cover Hampi, Nasik, Chitrakoot, Allahabad, Varanasi and will return to Madurai.
There is also the 16 nights / 17 days package of the Shri Ramayana Yatra Express-Sri Ganganagar and the train will depart on November 25. 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 ₹82,950 per person for 2AC and ₹1,02,095 for 1AC class, the note informed.
Package Price covers Train Journey in AC classes, Accommodation in AC Hotels, all meals (VEG ONLY), all transfer and sight-seeing in AC Vehicles, travel insurance and services of IRCTC Tour Managers etc. All necessary health precautions measures will be taken care of by providing safe and healthy travel during the tour,” it added. Guests will be travelling roughly 7500 Kms in this entire tour. The note stated that IRCTC is getting an overwhelming response for this initiative and the first tour is fully booked. IRCTC will be soon launching more Shri Ramayana Yatra packages with deluxe trains.
For further queries or bookings visit the website www.irctctourism.com.
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