IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Trains to starts from June 21

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By Newsdesk June 15, 2022 10:12


  • First IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train on 18 Day Ramayana Circuit from Delhi on 21st June, 2022.
  • The 14 coaches 3 AC Train boasts of some of the best in class amenities and services.
  • Every coach of the train has been designed as a kaleidoscope of “Pride of India – Bharat Gaurav” highlighting various facets of India.
  • IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train will be first of its kind of train to cross the international borders and promote tourism.
  • Promoting theme-based tourism and highlighting the various UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as architectural marvels of India.
  • Two coaches on the train are exclusively dedicated to the ancient Art of Living – Yoga.
  • The exteriors to promote the various classical and folk dance forms of the country such as Kathakali ,Bharatnatyam , Bhangra and Garba.
  • The external façade also showcases the varied attire and popular festivals on such as Holi, Rath Yatra folk forms such as Kalaripayattu, Hornbill Festival, Snake Boat Race, Hola Mohalla, Holi and Barsana.

New Delhi, June 14 Branded as Bharat Gaurav Tourist Trains, IRCTC is all set to operate these special comfort category tourist trains to promote theme based tourism in the country and also promote the various cultural and religious destinations of the country. The company will operate the first IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train  on 18 Day Ramayana Circuit from Delhi on 21st June, 2022. IRCTC is operating this train in association with a corporate business associate which shall be responsible for providing on-board as well off-board services for the train.

The 14 coaches 3 AC IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train that underwent full scale refurbishment at the Alambagh Coach Factory at Lucknow, boasts of some of the best in class amenities and services including aesthetically designed interiors, onboard kitchen car, onboard security, bedroll facility and a number of other on-board facilities to ensure utmost comfort of the passengers.

India is one of the most diverse countries of the world and is home to various ancient civilizations, culture, customs and traditions which truly depict its incredibility. Keeping this unique fact in mind, the tourism team of IRCTC has devoted a lot of time and energy in designing the external aesthetics of the coaches of the train to highlight diverse themes of culture, customs and tradition of India through Bharat Gaurav concept. Every coach of the train has been designed as a kaleidoscope of “Pride of India – Bharat Gaurav” highlighting various facets of India such as monuments, dances, cuisines, attire, festivals, flora and fauna, Yoga, folk art and so on.

Promoting theme-based tourism and highlighting  the various  UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as modern architectural marvels of India,  the exterior of a number of coaches are wrapped with images of structures dating from the Buddhist era i.e. The Sarnath Stupa, Sanchi Stupa and the Mahabodhi Temple to medieval era structures including the Hawa Mahal at Jaipur, the Kumbhalgarh Fort, the Stone Chariot at Hampi to British era structures such as the India Gate at Delhi. Mughal era monuments including the world famous Taj Mahal and the Humayun’s Tomb at Delhi and their Hindu counterparts including the Gwalior Fort and the Orchha Temples also find a place in the train exterior. Recent additions to the architectural kitty of India including the Lotus Temple at Delhi, the Statute of Unity at Kewadia and the National War Memorial at New Delhi have also been depicted on these coaches.

India has showcased the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda to the world and has inspired many countries to adopt the same. Two coaches on the IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist train are exclusively dedicated to the ancient Art of Living – Yoga, which in recent years has been popularized throughout the world and has broken barriers of nationalities.

The exteriors of the some of the coaches also promote the various classical and folk dance forms of the country such as Kathakali from Kerala, Bharatnatyam from Tamil Nadu, Bhangra from Punjab and Garba from Gujarat.

IRCTC has also attempted to showcase the varied attire of the different states of the country on the external façade of the coaches. Some of the popular festivals of the country such as Holi, Rath Yatra at Puri and folk forms such as Kalaripayattu from Kerala, Hornbill Festival from Nagaland, Snake Boat Race from Kerala, Hola Mohalla from Punjab, Holi from Barsana (Uttar Pradesh) also find their way in the train exterior.

The Pantry Car coach showcases a plethora of the famous regional delicacies of India which have engraved their mark their international gastronomy.

Besides, IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train will be first of its kind of train to cross the international borders and promote tourism in a more holistic manner as the first trip of the train operating on the Ramayana Circuit will also cover the religious destination of JANAKPUR (Nepal) for the first time  in addition to other popular destinations such as  Ayodhya, Nandigram, Sitamarhui, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Pancvati (Nasik), Hampi, Rameshwaram and Bhadrachalam with more itineraries on other popular circuits are on the anvil.

 

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By Newsdesk June 15, 2022 10:12