- Indian Railways to start train for Char Dham yatra
- The special train will start operating from September and will cover close to 8,500 kms in total
- There will be some restrictions for the tourists and devotees who wish to get aboard the train
As the cases of COVID-19 in the country are going down, the Indian Railways has decided to operate a special train in September. This special train will cover several top tourist destinations across the country including the Char Dham – Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, and Dwarkadhish.
After the success of the Shri Ramayana Yatra train which was operating on the Ramayana circuit, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has recently launched another popular pilgrimage route titled Char Dham Yatra.
In the meantime, according to the press release by IRCTC, the 16-day tour will begin from the National Capital’s Safdarjung Railway Station on the 18th of September and the trip will cover the visit of Badrinath including mana village, Narsingha Temple, Rishikesh, Jagannath Puri including Golden beach of Puri, Konark Sun Temple, Chandrabhaga beach, Rameshwaram including Dhanushkodi, Dwarkadhish including Shivrajpur beach, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, and Bet Dwarka.
Here are some important information about the special train:
- Devotees who are travelling will roughly cover 8,500 kilometers on this tour
- The Deluxe Air-Conditioned Tourist Train provides a host of facilities including two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions, foot massager, etc.
- The special train provides two types of accommodation; it offers 1st AC and 2nd AC compartments with security features of CCTV cameras and Security Guards for each coach
- IRCTC has launched this special train in collaboration with the government of India initiative which is “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism
- The total package price of this special train covers a complete journey in AC classes, accommodation in deluxe hotels, meals, transfer, and sightseeing in AC vehicles, travel insurance, and services of IRCTC Tour Managers
- IRCTC has advised that devotees who are interested in traveling should take their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine which is mandatory for the age group 18 or above
- Only 120 devotees will be allowed to travel as the train has a total capacity of 156 tourists