Indian Railways is prepared to launch the special tourist train, the Bharat Gaurav, which will embark on its Jyotirlinga Yatra. The yatra will start on February 4, 2023, and last for 8 nights and 9 days. The special tourist train will start its journey from the cities of Rajasthan.
In addition to Udaipur, passengers will also be able to board and deboard in Jaipur, Chaderiya, Bhilwara, and Ajmer. On February 12, 2023, this special tourist train will arrive in Nashik after travelling to Veraval, Pune, Dwarka, Aurangabad, and Nashik.
Bharat Gaurav Trains were launched by the Indian Railways in November 2021 as a part of the Union Government’s Dekho Apna Desh effort to promote domestic tourism. The purpose of introducing the special tourist train is to explore India’s rich cultural history and provide both domestic and foreign tourists with a tour of its magnificent historical sites.
The most recent theme-based tourist trains will travel to places like Jyotirlinga temples:
- Veraval: Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple
- Nashik: Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
- Dwarka: Grisneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple & Dwarkadish Temple
- Pune: Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple
- Aurangabad: Grineshwar Jyotirlinga Temple & Ellora Caves
There will be 600 seats total on this 3 AC Class train, distributed equally between superior and basic seats. While the Standard section will have 300 seats, the Superior section will also have 300 seats.
For those travelling in the Superior category, the cost of a ticket is INR 31,500 (per person) for single occupancy, INR 24,230 (per person) for double or triple occupancy, and INR 21,810 (per child) for those travelling with children between the ages of 5 and 11.
Travel under the Standard category, however, will require payment of INR 27,810 for single occupancy, INR 21,390 for double or triple occupancy, and INR 19,260 for children between the ages of 5 and 11.