‘Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’ arrives in Janakpur carrying 500 pilgrims


June 23, 2022


‘Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’ arrives in Janakpur carrying 500 pilgrims

Pilgrims arriving Janakpur from Bharat Gaurav Train on Thursday.

KATHMANDU: The “Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train” carrying 500 religious tourists arrived in Janakpurdham at 1:30 pm on Thursday.

The train with 14 coaches was jointly flagged off from New Delhi Minister of Railways and Minister of Tourism of India on Tuesday.

The train is a first of its kind tourist train covering the Ramayana Circuit in India and Nepal. The Prime Ministers of India and Nepal had jointly flagged off a train connecting Jaynagar in India to Kurtha in Nepal on April 2, 2022.

Prominent personalities from Nepal and India gathered at Janakpurdham Railway station to welcome the tourists from India onboard Bharat Gaurav train today.

Chief Minister of Madhesh Pradesh Lalbabu Raut, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Forest of Madhesh Pradesh Shatrughan Mahato, Mayor of Janakpurdham Manoj Kumar Shah, General Manager of Nepal Railways Niranjan Jha, Counsellor of Embassy of India in Kathmandu Prasanna Srivastava and Consul General of India in Birgunj Nitesh Kumar graced the occasion.

Other prominent personalities included the local political representatives, officials, businessmen,  journalists and members of civil society at large.

The tourists were overwhelmed by the grand reception-cum-welcome ceremony organized in their honor.

The tourists are to visit Janaki temple for Darshan, witness a cultural program on the premises of Janaki Temple and participate in Ganga Aarti.

The tourists will visit Janakpurdham on Friday and proceed to Sitmarhi by road for onward journey along the Ramayana Circuit route by Bharat Gaurav Train.