The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced a Bharat darshan Special tourist train that will cover four Buddhist destinations, including Bodhgaya and Kushinagar.
The Indian Railways tour package will commence from January 23, 2022, to January 30, 2022. According to the IRCTC’s website, tourists opting for the Lord Buddha travel destination package will be able to board and deboard the train from Akola – Badnera – Dhamangaon – Wardha – Nagpur – Betul – Itarasi.
The 7 Nights/8 Days package will cover Bodhgaya (Gaya) – Sarnath (Varanasi) – Lumbini (Nautanwa) – Kushinagar (Gorakhpur).
IRCTC’s Buddhist destinations train fares:
As per the IRCTC’s official website, the charge for the standard class is ₹7,560 per person, while for the comfort class, it is ₹9,240 per person. However, booking is free for children below 5 years. Bit children above 5 years will be charged as per the adult fare.