Shri Ramayana Yatra’s “Bharat Gaurav” tourist train, which was jointly flagged off from New Delhi on June 21, reached Janakpurdham city in Nepal at 13:30 hours on Thursday. The train had 14 coaches and 500 tourists.
It 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.
Chief Minister of Madhesh Pradesh (a province in Nepal) 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.
The tourists will visit Janaki temple for Darshan and participate in Ganga Aarti. On June 24, they will visit Janakpurdham and proceed to Sitmarhi by Road for onward journey on the Ramayana Circuit route by Bharat Gaurav Train.