1 Mar 2023

Garvi Gujarat Tour Train Launched In Bharat Gaurav Series; Know More About The New Train & Tourist Circuit It Will Cover

New Delhi: Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist Train was flagged off today from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station for “Garvi Gujarat” tour by Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways. Senior officers of various ministries and IRCTC were present on the occasion. IRCTC Ltd, a public sector undertaking under  Ministry of Railways, is running the train.

Garvi Gujarat Yatra is the 17th circuit

Till date 16 Bharat Gaurav circuits have been established and this Garvi Gujarat Yatra is the 17th circuit on the lines of  the “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” scheme of Govt. of India to showcase the heritage of vibrant Gujarat. On this basis, 10 more circuits are in offing.

 Can accommodate 156 tourists onboard

This special tourist train operated by IRCTC can accommodate 156 tourists onboard. It departed from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station today on 8 days tour. Boarding & deboarding facility is provided at Gurugram, Rewari, Ringas, Phullera & Ajmer Railway Stations for convenience of tourists.

First stoppage of this train tour package is kept at Kevadiya

The first stoppage of this train tour package has been kept at Kevadiya wherein the Statue of Unity will be the centre of attraction. The entire train will cover a distance of 3500 KMs approx during the course of 8 days journey.

Major heritage treasures included in tour itinerary

The visit of World’s tallest statue – Statue of Unity, Champaner archaeological park which is a UNESCO world heritage site, Adhlej Step Well, Akshardham Temple at Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram, Modhera Sun Temple and the Rani ki Vao, another UNESCO site at Patan are the major heritage treasures included in the tour itinerary.

These are religious sites covered in 8 days tour

Beside, the visit of Somnath Jyotirlinga, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Dwarkadheesh Temple and Beyt Dwarka are the religious sites covered in 8 days tour. There will be two night stay in the hotels, one each at Kevadiya and Ahmedabad respectively, while the visit of places at Somnath and Dwarka will be covered in the day halt at the destination.

These are the astounding features available in train 

The State of Art Deluxe AC Tourist Train has a host of astounding features including two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor based washroom functions, foot massager. 

The fully air-conditioned train provides two types of accommodation viz. 1st AC and 2nd AC. The train has enhanced security features of CCTV cameras and Security Guards for each coach and also equipped with infotainment system in the entire train.

Initiative to promote domestic tourism

Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train launch is in line with the Government of India initiative “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism. 

At a price range starting from Rs. 52250/- per person in AC 2 Tier, Rs.67140 per person for AC 1 (Cabin) and Rs. 77400/- Per Person for AC 1 (Coupe) the IRCTC tourist train will be a 8 days all inclusive tour package and the price will cover train journey in respective class, night stay at AC hotels, all meals (VEG only), all transfer & sight-seeing in buses, Travel Insurance and services of guide etc. 

List of 16 operational Bharat Gaurav circuits

1 Shirdi Sai Mandir Yatra

2 Shri Ramayan Yatra

3 Divya Kashi - Adi Amavasya Yatra

4 Onam Holiday Special

5 Mahalaya Amavasya Special

6 Frontier Holiday Special

7 Coimbatore-Kumbakonam - Coimbatore

8 Karnataka Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan

9 Sampoorna Yatra

10 Shri Jagannath Yatra

11 Five Jyotirlinga Yatra

12 Shakti Peeth Special

13 Mahashivaratri Special - Kashi Yatra

14 Puri Gangasagar Tour

15 Shri Ram Janki Yatra

16 Erode - Ernakulam - Erode

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