New Delhi: A special train for Buddhist circuit will start its journey, first in the season, from New Delhi today.
Launched by Indian Railways Tourism & Catering Corporation (IRCTC) since 2007, the special tourist train will have total six trips till March 2016 in the current season.
The tourist train will cover Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Shravasti and at the end The Taj Mahal during its seven nights/eight days journey from Safdarjung station.
The objective of launching the special tourist train is to offer a safe, comfortable and reliable package for international as well as domestic travellers on the Buddhist circuit, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Comprising AC-1, AC-2 and AC-3 coaches, the tourist train has a total capacity of 274 seats.
The all-inclusive tour package includes train journeys, hotel accommodation, road transport, tour guide services, tour manager services, meals, travel insurance, security and monument admission fees etc during the tour.