Buddhist Circuit special train to start season’s trip on Saturday

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The special train to cover the Buddhist Tourism Circuit is set-to commence its maiden journey for the year 2015-16 on Saturday from Delhi’s Safdarjung station, Indian Railways said.

The train will have six trips in the season 2015-16.

During its 7 nights/8 days journey from Delhi, it will cover important Buddhist sites such as Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Shravasti and end the trip at Agra.

The train, was launched by IRCTC – a Mini Ratna public sector undertaking under the railways ministry – in 2007 with the objective of offering a safe, comfortable and reliable tour package for international as well as domestic travelers on the Buddhist Circuit.

The train has a seating capacity of 274 comprising of 72 berths in first AC, 138 berths in second AC and 64 berths in third AC.

The all-inclusive tour package includes train journeys, hotel accommodation, road transport, tour guide services, tour manager services, all meals, travel insurance, security and monument admission fees and others during the tour.

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