IRCTC announces new Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’s ‘Punya Kshetra Yatra’ tour package

 Saturday, February 4, 2023 


As part of the initiative of the Union Government’s ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ to boost domestic tourism, IRCTC has announced a special tour package named Punya Kshetra Yatra. This is a 7 nights, 8 days tour package which will commence on March 18. This tour package covers all the spiritual sites like Puri, Konark, Gaya, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Prayagraj.

Tourists who have booked this tour package can board the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samarlakota, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram.

The Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train will depart from Secunderabad at 12 noon on the first day. It will reach Pathpur on the second day at 12 noon. From there tourists will be taken to Puri where they can visit Puri Jagannath Temple and stay there overnight.

On the third day, tourists will be taken from Puri to Konark. After visiting the Sun Temple in Konark, the train will reach Pathpur. If you board a train there, you will reach Gaya on the fourth day. Gaya visit includes pinda pradanam and visit to Vishnupad temple. After that the train will leave for Varanasi and reach there on fifth day where tourists can visit Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Kashi Vishwanatha Corridor, Annapurma Devi Temple. They can also participate in the Ganga Aarati program.

On the morning of the sixth day, the train will leave for Ayodhya. After reaching Ayodhya, tourists can visit Rama Janmabhoomi and Hanuman Gadhi. From Ayodhya, the train will depart for Prayagraj. After reaching Prayagraj on the seventh day, visits can be made to Triveni Sangam, Hanuman Temple and Shankar Viman Mandapam. The return journey begins on the seventh day. The tour ends on the eighth day when the tourists reach home.

Indian Railways is offering about 33 percent discount as part of Bharat Gaurav Train Scheme. Package prices are available in three categories after concession. Economy double and triple share price is Rs.13,955 while single share price is Rs.15,300. Standard double and triple share price is Rs.22,510 while single share price is Rs.24,085. Comfort double and triple share price is Rs.29,615 while single share price is Rs.31,510. This tourist train has a total of 656 berths. It has sleeper 432, third AC 180 and second AC 44 berths.

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