The Indian Railways will run its first-ever Buddhist Circuit train between India and Nepal from October 19-26, 2019.
The train journey will cover sites significant to Gautam Buddha’s life in both India and Nepal.
According to the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the Buddhist circuit train will cover important Buddhist destinations such as:
“The significance of these destinations can be seen in the Mahaparinirvana sutra, wherein the Lord Buddha tells his followers that they can attain merit and a noble rebirth by going on pilgrimage to these places,” read the statement issued by the IRCTC.
The IRCTC is offering many attractive packages for tourists desiring to undertake the Buddhist Circuit tour. An AC first class package will cost INR 1,23,900 per couple, while an AC two-tier will cost INR 1,01,430.
The packages also cover road transport in AC deluxe coaches, various locations and monuments visits, entrance fees, tourists accommodation during the visit, meals, services of tour managers and guides and travel insurance.
The Luxurious Buddhist Circuit train is draped in Vinyl and depicts the various monuments of India under the theme Incredible India.
The tourist train with four first class AC coaches, 2 Second AC coaches and 1 Third AC coach consists of: