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IRCTC to conduct "Char Dham Yatra" in new normal

WebdeskJul 07, 2021, 09:43 AM IST

IRCTC to conduct "Char Dham Yatra" in new normal

New Delhi: The 16-day tour in a deluxe train will cover around 8500 kilometers.


Because of declining coronavirus cases across the country, the Indian Railways has decided to operate a special train in September covering several top tourist destinations, including Char Dham—Badrinath, Jagannath Puri, Rameshwaram, and Dwarkadhish.


After the great popularity and success of the "Shri Ramayana Yatra" train operated on the Ramayana circuit, IRCTC has now launched another very popular pilgrimage circuit, "Chardham Yatra" by "Dekho Apna Desh" Deluxe AC Tourist Train.


According to a press release, this 16 days tour will start from Delhi Safdarjung railway station on September 18, 2021, and cover the visit of Badrinath including, Mana Village (near China border), Narsingha Temple (Joshimath), Rishikesh, Jagannath Puri, Golden beach of Puri, Konark Sun Temple, Chandrabhaga beach, Rameshwaram including Dhanushkodi, Dwarkadhish including Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Shivrajpur beach, and Bet Dwarka.


Guests will be traveling roughly 8500 kilometers on this tour.


The State of Art Deluxe AC Tourist Train has a host of stunning features including, two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions, foot massager.


The fully air-conditioned train provides two types of accommodation—1st AC and 2nd AC. The train has enhanced security features of CCTV cameras and Security Guards for each coach.


IRCTC has launched this special tourist train in line with the government of India initiative "Dekho Apna Desh" to promote domestic tourism, at a very competitive price starting from Rs. 78,585 per person.


The package price covers train journey in AC classes, accommodation in deluxe hotels, all meals, all transfer, and sightseeing in AC vehicles except hilly areas, travel insurance, and services of IRCTC Tour Managers.


Booking is limited to roughly 120 passengers out of a total capacity of 156 to ensure the safety measures of the deluxe tourist train after COVID-19 travelers.


Also, at least the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccination is mandatory for guests of age group 18 or above.

Besides this, IRCTC will also provide a safety kit to all tourists having face masks, hand gloves, and sanitizer.





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