IRCTC, the professional tourism and hospitality arm of Indian Railways is the largest tourist train operator in the country catering to diverse tourism segments in the inbound and domestic markets.
The company has established a place for itself in the religious tourism market by operating tourist train packages for tourists of different beliefs and faiths. One such feather in the crown of IRCTC is its Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train which has been in operation for the last 16 years.
With the aim to promote the world-famous Buddhist Circuit in India as well as abroad in order to enable tourists from within the country as well as different parts of the world to visit the important destinations connected to the life of Lord Buddha and Buddhism, IRCTC started the operation of the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train in 2007.
IRCTC has announced the dates of scheduled departures of the train in season 2023-24, and the company is offering a special upfront discount of 20 per cent on the published tariff for domestic tourists (including NRI, OCI and PIO) for the first 3 departures of October 21, 2023, November 4, 2023, and December 16, 2023.
The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train offers an all-inclusive tour package of 7 Nights / 8 Days from Delhi Safdarjung covering the world-famous destinations associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism such as Bodhgaya, Nalanda (Rajgir), Varanasi (Sarnath), Lumbini, Kushinagar and Sravasti. The ends with a visit to World famous Taj Mahal also one of the seven wonders of the world.
IRCTC is offering this special tour on its exquisite fully air-conditioned deluxe tourist train comprising 12 state-of-the-art ergonomically designed LHB coaches equipped with modern amenities and facilities. The passengers have an option of travelling on AC First Class coaches or AC 2 Tier coaches as per their choice. Besides, the train has 2 aesthetically designed dining cars with a capacity of passengers each to dine together. The train has a fully equipped kitchen car which serves an array of specialty international and local cuisines for the on-board guests.