New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd has announced the launch of the First Departure of Buddhist Circuit tourist train, for the current season 2019-20 from October 19 to 26.
The train journey will cover sites significant to Gautam Buddha’s life in both India and Nepal.
The train will be covering Buddhist destinations such as Lumbini-the birthplace of Buddha, Bodhgaya- the place of enlightenment, Sarnath-the place of Buddha’s first sermon and Kushinagar- the place of Buddha’s Nirvana.
The train will originate and terminate at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi.
An AC first class package will cost Rs 1,23,900 per couple and an AC two-tier package will cost Rs 1,01,430. Children below the age of five have been exempted and fifty per cent will be charged for children aged between five years to twelve years.