Ambedkar Yatra special tour train by Bharat Gaurav tourist train started from New Delhi and reached Indore and the birthplace of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Mhow on 15th April where the passengers bowed down to the architect of the Constitution Baba Saheb and paid tribute to him.
The passengers gathered in the memorial hall of the Bhim Janmabhoomi and discussed the life, struggles etc. of Babasaheb Ambedkar. Passengers of the train expressed happiness on this initiative of the Central Government and said that through the yatra we are getting the privilege of visiting the places associated with the life of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
From Indore, the Bharat Gaurav Tourist train tour yesterday morning reached Nagpur. The tourists on their arrival at Nagpur visited Deekshabhoomi and Dragon Palace. Deekshabhoomi is a historic place where Dr Ambedkar embraced Buddhism with lakhs of his followers in October 1956. The last remains of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar are kept in the central dome of the Deekshbhoomi stupa. Dragon Palace at Kamptee town in Nagpur has a pleasant environment for meditation where a Buddha idol made from Sandalwood is the centre of attraction.
The tourists bid adieu to Nagpur late in the evening and left for the next leg of their journey at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh. After Sanchi, Varanasi is the next destination. The visit to Sarnath & Kashi Vishwanath Temple will be a part of the day’s sightseeing. Gaya is the next and the last destination that the train arrives at, on the 6th day of the journey. The holy site of Bodhgaya is where tourists visit the famous Mahabodhi Temple and other monasteries.
The next day the tourists proceed for sightseeing of Rajgir and Nalanda by road. Buddhist sites and the ruins at Nalanda are the key sites at the destination. The train will depart from Gaya for New Delhi as the train tour comes to an end.
The Bharat Gaurav Tourist train tour on Ambedkar Circuit was flagged off yesterday by Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture and DONER, & Dr Virendra Kumar, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
IRCTC in association with the Ministry of Tourism is operating its first tour on the Ambedkar circuit on an 8 day special tour from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station starting April 14, 2023.
The Yatra includes a visit to prominent places associated with the life of Baba Saheb Ambedkar like New Delhi, Mhow, Nagpur and sacred Buddhist sites like Sanchi, Sarnath, Gaya and Rajgir and Nalanda in the tour itinerary.
The tourist train is fitted with a well-equipped pantry car for rustling up freshly made vegetarian meals for the tourists. An infotainment system, CCTV cameras, and security guard services shall also be available on board.
Freshly cooked vegetarian meals will be served on board to the guests in their respective seats from the well-equipped modern pantry car. The train has also been fitted with an infotainment system for the entertainment of the passengers as well as for public announcements. From clean toilets to enhanced security features of CCTV Cameras and Security Guards for each coach have also been provided for the tourists.
Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train launch is in line with the Government of India initiative “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote special interest circuits in domestic tourism.
For more details, one can visit the IRCTC website: https://www.irctourism.com.
Disclaimer: This is an official press release by pib.