Come November, and city beautiful gets a gift from the government. A train specially, dedicated to take passengers from Chandigarh to South India, is going to be flagged off.
The IRCTC has introduced a special tourist train for people travelling from Chandigarh to South India. The tourist train, called Dakshin Bharat Yatra, will be flagged off on December 1 AT 7 am from the Chandigarh Railway Station.
What does the Dakshin Bharat Yatra package consists of?
Here is a sneak peek in the holiday package-
♦ Called Dakshin Bharat Yatra, the special train will cover 7 southern destinations in the entire journey. Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kovalam, Trivandrum, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Tiruchirapalli and Tirupati.
♦ The holiday package is for 12 days and 11 nights.
♦ The entire trip will cost ₹ 11340 per person.
♦ The fare includes:
→journey by second class sleeper train.
→ Accomodation in non-AC dormitories, tour escort, security on the train and tourist buses for sightseeing and three vegetarian meals a day.
→ There are 800 seats available for the tourists.
What do the people think about it?
The IRCTC has received a bumper response from the public. Around 700 of the seats have been booked as stated by one of the IRCTC employees.
Why is this a great initiative?
This is one of the best steps taken the railway ministry because of the following reasons –
♦ It has been scheduled in December – so it is best suited for vacation goers, as winter holidays start around this time.
♦ Winter begins around this time, so it is the best way to beat the chill.
♦ The journey covers three main pilgrimages of Southern India, namely, Rameshwaram, Tirupati and Kanyakumari
♦ You have to spend approximately Rs 950 a day to avail the package. It is too economical.
Book your tickets and head to Dakshin Bharat Yatra.
News Source – HT Chandigarh