Buddhist tourist trains to run on March 14, 28

By , TNN

PATNA: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will launch a Buddhist circuit tourist train from March 14 for pilgrims intending to visit Buddhist places in Bihar and adjoining areas.

This tour package is of seven nights and eight days for Indian nationals only. The second trip of this tour package will start on March 28.

Under this package, IRCTC has offered ‘one companion free tour’ for Indian nationals. Interested persons of Indian origin can book tickets for their companions as well for which they need not pay any additional charges. The companion can be a close relative or a friend, said IRCTC PRO Sandip Dutta.

He said the fully air-conditioned express train will start its journey on March 14 from Delhi. It will cover Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Shravasi and finally a visit to Taj Mahal in Agra. There are two categories of the package – Rs 70,000 will be charged from one person each along with a free companion in First AC and Rs 57,000 will be charged each for travelling in 2 AC and 3AC with one free companion, he said. More info

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