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Free Companion Travel for Buddhist Circuit


Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has launched 'companion travel free' offer for the passengers willing to see the country's rich culture and heritage.

This opportunity has been provided to domestic tourist to experience the spiritual heritage of the country while travelling to the places associated with the life of Lord Buddha.

The 'companion travel free' offer has been launched for the passengers travelling on Mahaparinirvan Express, a Buddhist circuit special train, for a trip commencing in January .

IRCTC chief regional manager said that the 'companion travel free' offer provides one of the spouse to travel free. Only one person has to pay for the trip.

"This comprehensive tour package of 7 nights and 8 days includes journey by an exclusive tourist train, hotel accommodation, road transportation in AC buses, all meals, sightseeing, entrance fee, tour guide service, travel insurance, on-board security etc," he added.

He said that the journey of discovery & spiritual fulfilment covers world famous Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Sarnath, Varanasi, Kushinagar, Lumbini (Nepal) Sravasti and Agra.

The train would arrive at Kanpur Central railway station, giving an opportunity to the passengers to board itn. The special train would begin its journey from Delhi.

He said that the tourists/passengers can avail this special offer by logging on website www.railtourismindia.com/buddha The bookings can also be done at regional office of IRCTC in Lucknow. At Kanpur Central railway station, the passengers/tourists can get the bookings done by registering themselves for the tour at IRCTC office at platform number one.

The train would arrive at Kanpur Central railway station, giving an opportunity to the passengers to board it. The special train would begin its journey from Delhi.

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