Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is about to launch a special tourist train which will be exploring five states of North East India. This special train will be under the central government’s initiative, “Dekho Apna Desh.”
This train journey will be of 14 days and 15 nights and will be taking passengers through many untouched, unexplored and unimaginable places of North East India. This is the first time that Indian Railways and IRCTC has planned to operate a special tourist train for North East India.
This journey will begin from Delhi's Safdarjung railway station and will cover five prominent states in northeastern India, including destinations like Guwahati, Kaziranga and Johnhart in Assam, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, Kohima in Nagaland, Agartala and Udaipur in Tripura, Shillong and Cherapunji in Meghalaya. Tourists can board this train at Delhi Safdarjung, Ghaziabad, Tundla, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi and stations. The train will depart from Delhi Safdarjung Station on 26 November.
The tour has been designed keeping in mind the interest of every kind of traveller. To give full fun with adventure, Jungle Safari in Kaziranga National Park in Assam and a track on the Root Bridge in Meghalaya is included in the package. Travellers on this train will also get a chance to visit Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam and Tripura Sundari Temple in Tripura.
According to IRCTC, the tour price starts from Rs 85,495 per person for 2 AC and Rs 1,02,430 per person for 1 AC. Government and PSU employees can avail LTC facility on this tour as per eligibility based on the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance. Passengers will be provided deluxe class facilities like delicious food, a tour of tourist places by air-conditioned buses, accommodation in deluxe hotels, a guide and insurance among others.
During the entire duration of the journey, the IRCTC team will take care of all protocols, related to hygiene and health, and ensure a safe and worry-free experience by maintaining social distancing at all times. To book this journey, it will be mandatory for every passenger to have taken both doses of the COVID vaccine.
During the entire duration of the journey, the IRCTC team will take care of all protocols, related to hygiene and health, and ensure a safe and worry-free experience by maintaining social distancing at all times. To book this journey via Trainman click here and it will be mandatory for every passenger to have taken both doses of the COVID vaccine.