It is said that it is all about the journey, not the destination, and while this is difficult to apply to flying, it is certainly true with rail travel. Nothing beats a train ride experience and window-side sightseeing chances. Is your curiosity piqued? Below are some of the best IRCTC Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train rides you should take at least once.
The Bharat Gaurav train is designed to showcase the cultural and historical heritage of India. It is a theme based train that provides passengers with an unforgettable experience of India's rich culture and history. The train coaches are individually designed in a kaleidoscope of "Pride Of India - Bharat Gaurav," highlighting various aspects of our country. It is a part of the government of India's "Dekho Apna Desh" & “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” initiative to encourage special interest circuits in domestic tourism. The train operates from various parts of the country and caters to budgets of all sizes, with sleeper and AC coaches available for booking. It also has a well-equipped pantry car that prepares freshly made local cuisines!
The journeys taken on these trains are on various circuits that are offered in the form of tour packages that include services such as off-board travel and excursions by bus, hotel stays, tour guides, meals, travel insurance, and so on, in addition to a comfortable train journey and allied onboard services.
Overall, a journey on the Bharat Gaurav train is an once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers passengers an opportunity to explore India's rich cultural heritage in comfort and luxury.
North East Discovery: Beyond Guwahati
The northeastern states offer a combination of beautiful natural beauty, pleasant weather, diverse biodiversity, uncommon species, historical sites, ethnic heritage, and most significantly generous human beings. IRCTC takes you on a ride to witness the pristine beauty of all this and more. This train tour covers Guwahati, Sivasagar, Jorhat & Kaziranga in Assam, Unakoti, Agartala & Udaipur in Tripura, Dimapur&Kohima in Nagaland and Shillong & Cherapunji in Meghalaya in 15 days tour.
Baba Saheb Yatra
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, also known as "Baba Saheb," was the primary architect of the Indian Constitution. Aside from that, he was a distinguished jurist, political activist, anthropologist, author, orator, historian, writer, economist, and academic. Throughout his life, Ambedkar campaigned to abolish societal problems such as untouchability and advocated for the rights of socially disadvantaged people. The Baba Saheb Ambedkar Yatra, established by IRCTC, aims to showcase the places and destinations associated with Ambedkar's life.
It is said that the people who visit the jyotirlinga reach salvation and illumination. Discover and believe that the Jyotirlinga yatra wipes away all wrongdoings and opens doors to "Moksha." Every person should consider taking this yatra at least once in their lifetime. It covers the sightseeing place of Ujjain, the Statue of Unity, Somnath, Dwarka, Shirdi & Nashik.
This is a fantastic opportunity to visit India's famous historical and pilgrimage sites. The train begins its voyage on an 8-day tour, during which tourists will visit one of India's Char Dhams, the Jagannath temple in Puri. The itinerary also includes stops in Varanasi, Baidyanath Dham, Konark, and Gaya.
With respect for Sikhism's adherents, Indian Railways has come up with Guru Kripa Yatra via its exclusive Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train. During this sacred journey, travellers will visit the most respected Sikhism sites, including the five sacred Takhts.
Dakshin Bharat Yatra
IRCTC Ltd. presents "Dakshin Bharat Yatra” by Bharat Gaurav AC Tourist train from Gorakhpur to visit the Mallikarjun Jyotirling, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Ramnath Swami Temple (Rameshwaram), Minakshi Temple, Kanyakumari. All these places leave a powerful spiritual and emotional impact on pilgrims.
Shri Ramayana Yatra
The Shri Ramayana Yatra is a theme-based pilgrimage journey by Bharat Gaurav Deluxe AC Tourist train on the Ramayana circuit that visits the most important religious sites related to Lord Rama's life. The tourist train ride also includes an optional extended travel along the Ramayana trail to Sri Lanka.
Under the banner of Bharat Gaurav Tourist Trains, Indian Railways pioneered the concept of operating tourist trains on theme-based circuits. The journeys undertaken on these trains are on the diverse circuits which are offered in the form of tour packages wherein services like off-board travel and excursions by buses, stay at hotels, tour guides, meals, travel insurance etc are provided along with comfortable train journey and allied onboard services.
The train coaches are individually designed in the Kaleidoscope of “ Pride of India- Bharat Gaurav” highlighting various aspects of our country. The train operates from various parts of the country and caters to budgets of all sizes, with sleeper and AC coaches available for booking. It also has a well-equipped pantry car that prepares freshly made local cuisines.
You can check the latest Bharat Gaurav train journeys & book the ticket for the same from the official website of IRCTC at www.irctctourism.com/bharatgaurav
The tickets for the Bharat Gaurav train are on first come, first served basis. You can do a group booking as well for the upcoming journey. To know more about the latest journeys visit www.irctctourism.com/bharatgaurav
The train operates from various parts of the country and caters to budgets of all sizes, with sleeper and AC coaches available for booking. It also has a well-equipped pantry car that prepares freshly made local cuisines! Bharat Gaurav AC Deluxe Train has two different types of accommodations: AC I and AC II. The train is equipped with increased security elem ents such as CCTV cameras, electronic safes, and specialised security officers assigned to each coach.
Yes, IRCTC registered users and Guest users can avail the part payment facility or Easy Emi option for online booking at www.irctctourism.com.
The deluxe AC train can accommodate over 120 passengers and is air-conditioned with AC1 AND AC2 tiers.