BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
KOLKATA, 21 FEBRUARY 2023:
Indian Railway catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will operate Guru Kripa Yatra by Bharat Gaurav Trains to famous Sikh Shrines during the Baisakhi.
About six hundred and seventy eight numbers of devotees can travel on this special train, according to IRCTC sources.
IRCTC will operate the Guru Kirpa Yatra with its exclusive Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train in April which also coincides with the Baisakhi festival.
The tour is specially conceptualized after detailed consultations with various Gurudwara Management
committees, organizations and various Sikh associations.
The 11 Days / 10 Nights all inclusive tour will start from Lucknow on 5th April, 2023 and end on 15th April, 2023.
Visit Sikh places like Sri Kesgarh Sahib Gurudwara and Virasat-e-khalsa at Anandpur Sahib, Gurudwara Sri Patalpuri Sahib at Kiratpur Sahib, Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib at Sirhind, Sri Akal Takht Sahib and Sri Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar, Sri Damdama Sahib at Bathinda, Takht Sachkhand ,Sri Hazur Sahib at Nanded, Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib at Bidar and Gurudwara Sri Harmandarji Sahib at Patna.
The composition of the special train includes 9 Sleeper Class Coaches, 1 AC-3 Tier and 1 AC- 2 Tier coach, 1 Pantry car, 2 Generator coaches.
IRCTC is offering the tour package across 3 categories namely: Standard, Superior and Comfort.
Passengers can Board/De-board at Lucknow, Sitapur, Pilibhit & Bareilly. Cost of Tour packages starts from Rs. 19,999/- per person.
ABOUT BHARAT GAURAV TRAINS:
Ministry of Railways is promoting the cultural and religious heritage of India through its fleet of Bharat Gaurav Tourist Trains which are being operated by Railways on various famous theme-based circuits to showcase the cultural heritage of this great nation.
With reverence for the believers of Sikhism, Indian Railways is launching the Guru Kirpa Yatra with
its exclusive Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train in the forthcoming month of April – also celebrated as the
month of Baisakhi in the entire North India. After detailed consultations with stakeholders at various
levels, Indian Railways has specially conceived this tour to holy Sikh shrines located in different parts of the country.
Indian Railways has come up with the 11 Days / 10 Nights all inclusive tour, which will start from Lucknow on 5 April, 2023 and will end on 15 April, 2023. During this holy tour, the pilgrims will visit the most prominent revered sites of Sikhism which includes the five Holy Takhts. The tour will include visit to Sri Kesgarh Sahib Gurudwara & Virasat-e-khalsa at Anandpur Sahib, Gurudwara Sri Patalpuri Sahib at Kiratpur Sahib, Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib at Sirhind, Sri Akal Takht Sahib and Sri Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar, Sri Damdama Sahib at Bathinda, Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib at Nanded, Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib at Bidar and Gurudwara Sri Harmandarji Sahib at Patna.
The majority of the train will be in budget segment standard category.
This all inclusive tour package will essentially include comfortable rail journey in ergonomically designed exclusive coaches, complete on-board & off-board meals, accommodation in quality hotels, complete road transfers along with sightseeing. The services of tour escorts, travel insurance, on- board security and housekeeping will also be available.
The option to take part in Langars will also be available at important Gurudwaras as well as during the journey.
IRCTC has priced the tour attractively for the tourists for maximizing the occupancy of the train.
Indian Railways is all set to welcome the followers of Sikhism to travel on this spiritual journey on the path of rich religious and cultural heritage.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS OF GURU KRIPA YATRA BY BHARAT GAURAV TOURIST TRAIN:
Duration (ex – Lucknow) : 10 Nights/11 Days
Tour Date : 05.04.2023 – 15.04.2023
Tour Itinerary : Lucknow- Sri Kesgarh Sahib (Anandpur)- Sri Kiratpur Sahib – Sri Fatehgarh
Sahib – Sri Akal Takht (Amritsar) – Sri Damdama Sahib (Bhatinda) – Sri Hazur Sahib (Nanded) – Shri
Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib (Bidar) – Sri Harmandirji Sahib (Patna) – Lucknow.
Boarding/De-boarding Points : Lucknow, Sitapur, Pilibhit, Bareilly
Destinations and visits covered:
Anandpur Sahib: Sri Kesgarh Sahib Gurudwara and Virasat-e-khalsa.
Kiratpur Sahib : Gurudwara Sri Patalpuri Sahib
Sirhind : Gurudwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib
Amritsar : Sri Akal Takht & Golden Temple
Bhatinda : Sri Damdama Sahib
Nanded : Takht Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib
Bidar : Gurudwara Sri Guru Nanak Jhira Sahib
Patna : Gurudwara Sri Harmandirji Sahib