IRCTC starts Shri Ramayana Yatra Special Train

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has started first tour of Shri Ramayana Yatra Special train on November 7, 2021.

Key Points

  • This train was launched in order to promote religious tourism and ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ initiative of the central government.
  • IRCTC commenced the first 17-day tour from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi, with full occupancy.
  • Next package on the list is 13 nights/14 days Shri Ramayana Yatra Express Madurai. It will depart on November 16.
  • Shri Ramayana Yatra Express-Madurai will be operated to meet the requirement of the pilgrim tourist market of south India. It will be a budget-segment train comprising of sleeper class coaches.

Shri Ramayana Yatra Express-Madurai special train

  • This will be 13 nights / 14 days special train. It will depart on November 16, and complete its tour on November 29.
  • The train will cover the destinations including- “Hampi – Nasik – Chitrakut Dham – Varanasi – Gaya – Sitamarhi – Janakpur (Nepal) – Ayodhya – Nandigram – Prayagraj – Shringaverpur” in that order.
  • Travel cost for one person would be Rs 14,490.
  • Boarding Points are- Madurai, Dindigul, Thanjavur, Tiruchchirappalli, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai Jn, Villupuram Jn., Cuddalore Port, Davangere, Chennai Egmore, Katpadi Jn, Jolarpettai Jn, Yesvantpur, Arsikere Jn., Gadag and Hubballi Jn.

Background

IRCTC has planned to start a series of Shri Ramayana Yatra Tours. It will mark a resumption of domestic tourism by trains in light of improved COVID-19 situation.

About Shri Ramayana Yatra Train

The Train covers a religious journey. It was launched in November 2021 to resume domestic tourism in India after improved covid-19 situation. It covers prominent places related with Lord Ram’s life. It provides 12 nights/13-day and 16 nights/17 day packages.

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