14 Apr 2023

Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train On Ambedkar Circuit Flagged Off; Tourists Will Rediscover Life Of Babasaheb


New Delhi: The Bharat Gaurav Tourist train tour on Ambedkar Circuit was flagged off today by G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture and DONER,  & Dr. Virendra Kumar, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment today  from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

On the occasion G.K Reddy said that the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train aims to give glimpses of life of Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Ambedkar to all the passengers.

The Minister  said that the train also aims to promote domestic tourism and the spirit of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.He also informed that government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi has developed the sites related to Babasaheb Ambedkar not only in India but also in London.


This 07 nights and 08 days Bharat Gaurav Tourist train tour on Ambedkar Circuit started from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station today . The Tourist train  first halted at New Delhi Railway Station from where tourists were taken for the visit of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Memorial by buses in New Delhi.  


Next stops of train at Mhow and Nagpur


The next stop of the  train will be at Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow), the birthplace of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar (Bhim Janam Bhoomi). Then the train moves to Nagpur railway station where tourists proceed to visit Deekshabhoomi, a consecrated monument of Navayana Buddhism. The train departs from Nagpur for Sanchi. 


The sightseeing of Sanchi comprises of the famous stupas and other Buddhist sites. After Sanchi, Varanasi is the next destination. The visit of Sarnath & Kashi Vishwanath Temple will be a part of the days sightseeing. Gaya is the next and the last destination that the train arrives at, on the 6th day of the journey. The holy site of Bodhgaya is where the tourists visit the famous Mahabodhi Temple and other monasteries.


Passengers will visit Buddhist sites and the ruins at Nalanda

The next day the tourists proceed for sightseeing of Rajgir and Nalanda by road. Buddhist sites and the ruins at Nalanda are the key sites at the destination. The train will depart from Gaya for New Delhi as the train tour comes to an end.


Freshly cooked vegetarian meals will be served

Freshly cooked vegetarian meals will be served on board to the guests in their respective seats from the well equipped modern pantry car. The train has also been fitted with infotainment system for the entertainment of the passengers as well as for public announcements. From clean toilets to enhanced security features of CCTV Cameras and Security Guards for each coach have also been provided for the tourists.

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

A Familiarization trip has been organized by Ministry of Tourism to promote and popularize this special initiative. A group of stakeholders including Tour Operators, Tour Guides, Journalists, Buddhist Associations, Gautam Buddha University and Members of Yuva Tourism Club would be part of this FAM Trip commenced on 14.04.2023.

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