IRCTC’s Buddhist Circuit Special Train to 2015-16 season journey from today

By ANI  www.business-standard.com

The Buddhist Circuit Special Train, owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), will commence its first journey of the new season today from the Safdarjung Railway Station with 52 passengers, including 44 foreigners on board.

The popular train, which will chug out from Delhi Safdarjung railway station at 2.30 p.m., has an itinerary of seven nights and eight days, covering most of the landmark sites associated with Lord Buddha. These include Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Lumbini and Shravasti.

For the benefit of travellers, Agra has also been included where they can visit the famous Taj Mahal.

A ‘mini Ratna’ PSU of Indian Railways, IRCTC had launched the Buddhist Circuit Special Train in the 2007, with the objective of offering a safe, comfortable and reliable tour package for international as well as domestic travellers on the Buddhist Circuit. The fully air-conditioned train has a capacity of 274 seats comprising 72 berths in first AC, 138 berths in second AC and 64 berths in third AC.

The all-inclusive tour package includes confirmed rail ticket, hotel accommodation, road transport, tour guide services, tour manager services, all meals, travel insurance, security and monument admission fees. More info

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