First India-Nepal Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train
On June 21, 2022, the first India-Nepal Bharat Gaurav tourism train was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi.
- The train is carrying 500 Indian tourists on board.
- It will arrive at Janakpur Dham station in Nepal, on June 23.
- This tourist train will connect India and Nepal, for the first time.
Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train for Ramayana Circuit
The Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train between India and Nepal will provide an opportunity to people from across the countries to explore the architectural, historical and cultural marvels of the country. The train started its first Shri Ramayana Yatra for 18 days from June 21. First trip of the train will also cover the religious destination of Janakpur (in Nepal), apart from other popular destinations like Ayodhya, Nandigram, Varanasi, Sitamarhui, Chitrakoot, Prayagraj, Hampi, Pancvati (Nasik), Rameshwaram and Bhadrachalam.
Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train for Krishna Circuit
Ministry of Tourism in coordination with Ministry of Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has also proposed Bharat Gaurav Tourist Trains for Buddhist Circuit, Krishna Circuit, and many other circuits.
Significance of the Bharat Gaurav Trains
Bharat Gaurav trains is an attempt of showcasing the rich spiritual, cultural, and historical heritage of India to its people. This unique idea was envisaged by Ministry of Railways. This concept will help in promoting mass tourism across the country. It will also provide an opportunity to people to explore Indian culture.
Exterior of the train
Exterior of the coaches of Bharat Gaurav trains have been designed as kaleidoscope of Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India). It highlighting several facets of India like dances, monuments, folk art and Yoga. The coaches have recently undergone refurbishment. Its amenities and services have also been upgraded. It has 14 coaches.
The train will return back to Delhi, after completing 18 days of journey. It will cover a distance of about 8000 Kms in the entire Ramayana tour.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2022