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Shri Ramayana Express to cover places associated with Lord Ram

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In its latest offering, the railways will run a special train named after Lord covering the destinations associated with the mythological character in and Sri Lanka, an official statement said.

The 'Shri Ramayana Express', which can carry 800 passengers, will start its service from November 14. The train will be flagged off from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi, it said.

The special tourist train will offer a 16-day tour package--one in and the other in The Indian Railway Catering and (IRCTC) will manage the tour, the statement said.

After leaving Delhi, the train will make its first stop at Ayodhya followed by Hanuman Garhi Ramkot and The train will then cover the important destinations of Ramayana circuit such as Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi, Prayag, Shringverpur, Chitrakoot, Nasik, and Rameshwaram, it said.

The cost of the package is Rs 15,120 per person, the statement said.

The Sri Lankan component of the tour package will cover destinations like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Colombo and Negombo, and will be charged separately, the statement said, adding passengers opting for this component can take a flight to Colombo from Chennai.

for the special train will be available on IRCTC website shortly. The booking will also be done by IRCTC's 27 tourist facilitation centres, it added.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:40 IST