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Railways to offer 6 pilgrim train packages from Oct 25

DELHI

To promote rail touris, the Indian Railways will run six pilgrim-special trains on different routes from October 25 and offer packages including fare, boarding, on-board/off board meals, road transfers, sightseeing and guide services.

The six packages – Sukhmangalam Yatra from Bangaluru to Hampi, Dham special with Dakshin Darshan from Chandigarh via Lucknow to Ujjain, Dham special with Dakshin Darshan from Chandigarh via Jaipur to Ujjain and Jyotirling Yatra from Jaipur to Bhimshankar Jyotirling.Bihar – Shikharji Circuit Yatra (6 nights/7 days) from Jaipur through Rajgir, Pawapuri, Parasnath to Varanasi and Takht Parikarma (9N/10 days) from Jammu Tawi through Gwalior, Bidar and Patna Sahib to Delhi- will be offered at reasonable prices.

The Railways is planning a few more such tourist trains by the end of the year. Union minister of state for culture and tourism (independent charge) Sripad Rao has already announced a special AC train from next year for Buddhist circuit starting from Gaya to Kushinagar via Sarnath to cater to the needs of mainly foreign tourists.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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