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IRCTC’s Bharat Darshan packages to begin

With the rising demand for tourist, Indian Railway’s Una in Himachal Pradesh, has once again started the special tourist train under its ‘Bharat Dharshan’ itinerary.
The tourist package of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) ‘Gangasagar Puri Darshan Yatra’ NZBD193 has scheduled to start from Una at HP on April 18 and will cover various religious destinations including Varanasi, Gaya, Gangasagar, Puri, Bhubneshwar, Konark and Jasidih.
The beginning and ending point will be Una in Himachal Pradesh. Boarding and de-boarding can be done on these stations, including Una, Nangal dam, Anandpur Sahib, Chandigarh, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Delhi Cantt, Rewari, Jaipaur, Bharatpur, Agra fort, Kanpur, Lucknow.
The journey by sleeper class train is offering the budget-friendly package for pilgrims at a tariff of Rs.10, 465 (including service tax) per adult for 12 days and 11 nights.
It will be a special train with 9 coaches facilitating 70 passengers per coach who have extended its rail line to Una with a broad gauge line only a few years ago.
IRCTC, Chandigarh chief regional manager Gulshan said, “The package ‘GangaSagar Puri Darshan Yatra’ is’ t of the railways mass tourism package for the year 2017. This is for the second time we have Una as the origin and an ending point, the first having been introduced last year. Last year’s tourist circuit ‘7 Jyotirling Yatra’ had different religious sites.”
IRCTC had introduced such tourism packages since almost a decade, which includes train journey, road transportation for sightseeing at various locations, accommodation and on-board and off board meals. This year IRCTC has rolled out 13 special tourist trains under the IRCTC’s Bharat Darshan for various religious and tourist circuits.
‘Bharat Darshan’ Special Tourist Train, of IRCTC is one of the most affordable all inclusive tour package, covering all the important tourist places in the country.
The bookings of the Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Trains have already started and are available on the IRCTC official website and also can be done through the railway tourist facilitation center, zonal offices and regional offices across the country.

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