The tourism wing of Indian Railways will run a unique pilgrim train, Shri Ramayana Express, from November 14. The train will be flagged off from Delhi Safdarjung railway station.
“The train will cover all important destinations associated with the life of Lord Shri Ram in a 16 days all inclusive tour package which is spread both in the countries of India as well as Sri Lanka in which 4 destinations will be covered,” said the railways in a statement.
Indian Rail Tourism and Catering (IRCTC) will run the 800-seater train.
The railways said the ‘Shri Ramayana Yatra-Sri Lanka’ pilgrimage will have two components – one each in India and Sri Lanka.
“After leaving Delhi, the train will make its first stop in Ayodhya followed by Hanuman Garhi Ramkot and Kanak Bhawan temple. The train will then cover the important destinations of Ramayana circuit such as Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi, Prayag, Shringverpur, Chitrakoot, Nasik, Hampi and Rameshwaram,” it said.
The online booking of Shri Ramayana Express will be made live soon on IRCTC’s website www.irctctourism.com
IRCTC is also operating an AC Tourist Train from 28th August to 9th September 2018 on the Ramayana Circuit from Trivandrum offering an all inclusive tour package starting from Rs. 39,800/- onwards covering Panchavati, Chitrakoot, Shringverpur, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Darbhanga, Sita Marhi, Ayodhya and Rameshwaram.