Bharat Gaurav Train for Northeast to operate from 21st March
Maligaon, Mar 18, 2023 : Indian Railways, the largest transporter of the country will operate a specially designed tour to explore the North-eastern states of India by Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist train. The train tour will start from Delhi Safdarjung railway station on March 21, 2023 and will cover Guwahati, Sivasagar, Furkating & Kaziranga in Assam, Unakoti, Agartala & Udaipur in Tripura, Dimapur & Kohima in Nagaland and Shillong & Cherrapunji in Meghalaya in 15 days tour.
The Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist train no. 00412 will depart from Delhi Safdarjung station at 15:20 hours on 21st March, 2023.Tourist can board and de-board at Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Tundla, Etawah, Kanpur & Lucknow stations. Spanning over 14 nights and 15 days, the first halt of this train will beat Guwahati on 23rd March, 2023 where tourists will visit Kamakhya Temple followed by Umananda Temple and a sunset cruise on the Brahmaputra. This train will further depart on overnight journey to reach Naharlagun Railway Station on 25th March, 2023 which is 30 kms from the next destination Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. After that, the next city to explore is Sivasagar - the old capital of the Ahom Kingdom in Eastern part of Assam on 26th March, 2023. The famous Sivadol at Sivasagar is a part of the itinerary besides other heritage sites. Further the tea gardens at Jorhat and an overnight stay at Kaziranga followed by an early morning jungle safari at Kaziranga National Park will be experienced by the tourists.
The Deluxe AC Tourist Train next departs from the Furkating Railway Station on 27th March, 2023 for the state of Tripura where the sightseeing of famous heritage site of Unakoti and of Agartala including the famous Ujjayanta Palace. On the next day, the Neermahal palace and Tripura Sundari mandir at Udaipur will be covered in the itinerary. Post Tripura, on 29th March, 2023 the train departs to Dimapur for visiting the state of Nagaland. From Dimapur station tourists will be taken to Kohima by buses for visiting the local sites. The final halt for the tourist train will be at Guwahati on 01st April, 2023. Tourist will be taken to Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya by road with a pit stop at the majestic Umium Lake enroute. The next day starts with an excursion to Cherrapunji nestled in the East Khasi Hills. Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Nawkhalikai falls and Mawsmai caves are a part of the day’s sightseeing. From Cherrapunji the tourists travel back to Guwahati Station to board the train for the return train journey on 02nd April, 2023to reach Delhi Safdarjung station at 13:30 hours on 04th April, 2023.
The modern Deluxe AC Tourist Train has two fine dining restaurants and a kitchen. The fully air-conditioned train provides three types of accommodation viz. AC I, AC IIand AC III. The train has enhanced security features like CCTV cameras, electronic safes and dedicated security guards appointed for each coach.
Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train launch is in line with the Government of India initiative “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” and “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism.
CPRO, NFR Sabyasachi De informed this in a press release issued today.