New Delhi: The Indian Railways will run a special train for tourists visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. The service will be made operational under the government’s Bharat Darshan scheme and will begin on March 4 from Chandigarh.
Besides taking tourists to Statue of Unity in Gujarat, the special train will also cover pilgrimage sites in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Here is All You Need to Know About the Special Train:
1. The special train will have a seven-night and eight-day tour package, priced at Rs 7,650 per person, beginning March 4 from Chandigarh.
2. The tour package has multiple boarding and de-boarding stations viz Chandigarh, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Delhi Cantt, Rewari, Alwar and Jaipur.
3. The journey will cover pilgrimage sites like Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga near Indore, MP, Shirdi Sai Baba Darshan, Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, Maharashtra, and Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
4. The special train will halt at Vadodara station and passengers will be taken to the Statue of Unity by buses.
5. The package includes the train journey in non-AC sleeper class, hall or dormitory accommodation at places of night stay, morning freshen up, road transportation, pure vegetarian meals, sightseeing as per the itinerary by non-AC vehicles, services of tour manager.
The Statue of Unity is situated on the river island called Sadhu Bet in front of the Narmada Dam in Gujarat. It is the world’s tallest statue at a height of 182 metres and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year in October.
Located at Kevadia Colony in Narmada district, the 182-metre tall marvel has become a major attraction for the tourists after it was opened to public last year. It had made a collection of Rs 1.26 crore within three days since November 8. By December, the daily footfall had reached 30,000, according to the state government.
(Inputs from PTI)