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For Ambedkar: Railways to run special tourist train on Buddhist circuit


Devdiscourse News Desk new delhi Last Updated at 06-12-2018 18:45:56 IST India
For Ambedkar: Railways to run special tourist train on Buddhist circuit
  • Railways will run Samanta Express, a special train to mark the 128th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, from April next year covering Buddhist sites in India and Nepal

The Railways will run Samanta Express, a special train to mark the 128th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, from April next year covering Buddhist sites in India and Nepal, a senior official said Thursday.

The special tourist train would commence its journey on April 14, the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar, from Nagpur, Maharashtra, also known as 'Deekshabhoomi' where he adopted Buddhism with many of his supporters in 1956.

During the 12-day tour, chalked out by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the train will cover important places connected to the life of Ambedkar, including his birthplace Mhow (Madhya Pradesh), Mumbai and various other places associated with Buddhism such as Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar and Lumbini in Nepal.

It will offer a tour package that will include rail journey, road transfers and sightseeing in buses, accommodation in dharmashala and pure vegetarian food in an all inclusive price of Rs 11,340 per person.

The train tour package of 'Samanta Express' will be available for online booking in the tourism website of the IRCTC from December 10, 2018. The tour package can also be booked offline at any of the offices of IRCTC across the country.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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