Under the Bharat Gaurab scheme of Indian Railways, the IRCTC will connect two countries by way of tourist trains once the train departs on the Shri Ramayan Yatra Circuit from New Delhi on June 21. India’s Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train is a part of the government’s “Dekho Apna Desh” initiative to promote domestic tourism.
Under the “Swadesh Darshan” scheme, this train will travel along the Ramayana Circuit, which includes several places associated with the life of Lord Shri Rama. This tour itinerary will include a train trip to Ram Janaki temple in Janakpur, Nepal, for the first time in its history.
The journey will begin from the Safdarjung railway station in India that will travel nearly 8,000 kilometers between India and Nepal. Its first stop will be the birthplace of Lord Ram, Ayodhya where tourists will visit the Ram Janmbhumi temple and Hanuman temple, and Bharat Mandir at Nandigram. The trip cost is estimated to be Rs. 65,000 per person.
The IRCTC will provide a safety kit package including a face mask, hand gloves, and hand sanitizer The Union government has launched an initiative called “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism through the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train.