Railways will launch Bharat Gaurav train for North Eastern regions on March 21
Indian Railways will launch Bharat Gaurav Train to North East on the 21st of this month. The AC deluxe Bharat Gaurav train will cover Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya in 15 days, said the Indian Railways.
The theme for the North East circuit is “North East Discovery: Beyond Guwahati”. It said the Bharat Gaurav Deluxe Tourist Train which is set to depart from the New Delhi Safrdurjung Railway Station, can accommodate a total of 156 tourists and are air-conditioned with AC 1 and AC 2 tiers.
The first stop of this train is Guwahati where tourists will visit Kamakhya Temple and Umananda Temple.
As a safety measure against the COVID-19, the Railways Ministry has made mandatory full vaccination for guests of age group 18 or above. All the other booking details are available on the IRCTC web portal.
The ticket price range starts from 1,06,990 per person rupees in AC 2 Tier, 1,31,990 rupees per person for AC 1 cabins, and 1,49,290 rupees per Person for AC 1 coupe.
The ticket is inclusive of train journeys, hotel stays, all vegetarian meals, transfer costs and sightseeing in respective cities, and travel insurance, among other costs. Tourists can also avail of an EMI payment option for the trip, as IRCTC has partnered up with PayTm and Razorpay payment gateways.
Boarding and de-boarding will be allowed from Delhi, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Tundla, Itawah, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi.
The Indian Railways launched the Bharat Gaurav scheme in 2021 to provide a fillip to Indian tourism and attract tourists from all over the world. The scheme promotes “theme-based” train services that will be run by private players.