Taking yet another step to flaunt the beauty of Indian culture, IRCTC is introducing a new route following different locations mentioned in Ramayana, the Great Hindu Epic. Sri Ramayana Express, as the route is called, is expected to get on the track FROM 14th November 2018.
The route will start from Safdarjung Railway Station, continuing towards Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu; and will be concluded in Sri Lanka’s Colombo. Covering this whole distance will take 16 days. Food will be provided onboard and stay will also be in dharamshalas. Speaking of the cost, it would be INR 15,120 per person.
Other than the mentioned stoppages, the train will stop at Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Janakpur, Varanasi, Prayag, Shringverpur, Chitrakoot, Nasik, Hampi, and Rameshwaram. The prime attractions of each destination will be reached via road from the station, the same will be facilitated by IRCTC.
To travel to Colombo, passengers will board a train to Chennai and will further fly to Colombo to continue their pilgrimage journey. While in Sri Lanka, the passengers will also cover Ramboda, Nuwara Eliya, and Chilaw. Speaking of the frequency of trains, the same will be analyzed based on the response and will be increased accordingly.