Indian Railways has introduced an innovative initiative to enhance tourism experiences across the nation, aptly named the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Tourist Trains. These theme-based tourist circuit trains have been carefully designed to provide travelers with a captivating journey that showcases India’s rich cultural heritage and the splendor of its historical sites.
In the year 2023 alone, the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Trains have successfully operated 172 trips, catering to a total of 96,491 tourists. The expansive coverage spanned 24 States and Union Territories, encompassing a myriad of tourist destinations. The circuits covered during these journeys included iconic routes such as the Shri Ram-Janaki Yatra from Ayodhya to Janakpur, the Shri Jagannath Yatra, the “Garvi Gujarat” tour, the Ambedkar Circuit, and the North East tour.
These tourist trains offer a holistic travel experience through comprehensive tour packages. The packages include off-board travel and excursions facilitated by buses, accommodations at top-notch hotels, knowledgeable tour guides, sumptuous meals, and even travel insurance. All these services are seamlessly integrated with a comfortable train journey and various onboard amenities.
The Ministry of Railways has dedicated substantial efforts to promote domestic tourism through the provision of high-quality coaches under the Bharat Gaurav Train scheme. This initiative aligns perfectly with the Government of India’s overarching schemes, such as ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and ‘Dekho Apna Desh’, which aim to encourage and boost domestic tourism.
For those interested in exploring these incredible travel opportunities, detailed information about the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Tourist Trains, including itineraries and booking options, can be found at the official website: https://www.irctctourism.com/bharatgaurav.