New Delhi: The Indian Railways will run its first Buddhist Circuit train between India and Nepal from October 19 to October 26.
The train journey will cover sites significant to Gautam Buddha’s life in both India and Nepal. According to the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the Buddhist circuit train will cover important Buddhist destinations such as: Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha, Bodhgaya – the place of enlightenment, Sarnath – the place of Buddha’s first sermon and Kushinagar – the place of Buddha’s Nirvana.
The train will originate and terminate at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi.
The IRCTC is offering many attractive packages for tourists desiring to undertake the Buddhist Circuit tour. An AC first class package will cost Rs 1,23,900 per couple, while an AC two-tier package will cost Rs 1,01,430.