Shri Ramayan Yatra to resume from August 24

    21-Jul-2022   
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Indian Railways has decided to resume Shri Ramayan Yatra. The devotees will get the chance again to visit the pilgrimage and heritage destinations associated with the life of Lord Rama. Looking to the overwhelming response of the previous tour operated in the month of June, it is now decided to run the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train again on the Ramayan circuit. IRCTC Ltd, a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, has re-launched this tour on 24th August 2022.
 
Shri Ramayan Yatra  
 
The tourist train has its first stop at Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, where tourists will visit Shri Ram Janmbhumi temple and Hanuman temple and additionally Bharat Mandir at Nandigram. From Ayodhya, the train moves on to Janakpur (Nepal) via Jaynagar. Tourists will stay overnight at hotels in Janakpur and visit the famous Janaki temple & Ram-Janaki wedding place in Janakpur. Further, Tourists proceed to Sitamarhi for a visit to Sita’s birthplace and thereafter train proceeds from Sitamarhi to Buxar, where the tourists will be shown the hermitage of Maharishi Vishwamitra and the Ramrekha Ghat, where the guests can take a holy dip in the Ganges. After Buxar, the next destination is the oldest living city in the world, Varanasi. While at Kashi, tourists will walk around the temples at Varanasi Sita Samahit Sthal, Prayag, Shringverpur, and Chitrakoot will be covered by road. Night stay at hotels will be provided at Varanasi, Prayag and Chitrakoot.
The train journey on the next leg moves to Nasik for an overnight stay at Hotels. Visit to Trayambakeshwar temple, and Panchvati will be covered. The next destination after Nasik is the visit to the ancient city of Krishkindha, Hampi, with an overnight stay at hotel. Here the guests will visit the temple believed to be the birthplace of Shri Hanuman atop the Anjaneyadri Hills and other heritage and religious sites. Rameshwaram is the next destination of this train tour, wherein Ramanathaswamy temple and Dhanushkodi will be covered along with an overnight stay at hotels. The train destination is Kanchipuram, where Shiv Kanchi, Vishnu Kanchi and Kamakhshi temples are on the day’s excursion. From here, the last destination that the train touches in this tour is Bhadrachalam in Telangana state which is also widely referred to as the Ayodhya of the south. After this, the train will return back to Delhi on the 20th day of its journey, covering roughly a distance of around 8000 Kms in this entire Ramayana tour.