20% Discount on India's Buddhist Circuit for domestic tourists

The Buddhist Channel, 16 Aug 2023

New Delhi, India -- Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to provide an enticing opportunity for domestic tourists to explore the rich heritage of Buddhism with a remarkable 20% discount on the renowned Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train package.

This all-inclusive 7 Nights / 8 Days tour originates from Delhi Safdarjung station, encompassing globally acclaimed destinations integral to the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. The journey includes stops at Bodhgaya, Nalanda (Rajgir), Varanasi (Sarnath), Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti, and culminates with a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world.

The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train offers a luxurious experience aboard its opulent, fully air-conditioned deluxe coaches. Comprising 12 state-of-the-art ergonomically designed LHB coaches equipped with modern amenities and facilities, the train guarantees a journey of comfort and convenience.

Passengers are presented with the choice of traveling in AC First Class coaches or AC 2 Tier coaches, based on their preferences. The train boasts two meticulously designed dining cars, each accommodating a considerable number of passengers for communal dining. Furthermore, a fully equipped kitchen car ensures an array of international and local delicacies to cater to the diverse palates of on-board guests.

Distinguished as a leader in religious tourism, IRCTC has successfully operated tourist train packages catering to varying beliefs and faiths. The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train stands as a testament to IRCTC's prowess, having run continuously for the past 16 years.

With the aim to endorse India's renowned Buddhist Circuit to a global audience, IRCTC launched the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train in 2007. This initiative enables both local and international tourists to immerse themselves in the pivotal destinations associated with the life and legacy of Lord Buddha.

The upcoming season of 2023-24 holds promising prospects for explorers, as IRCTC has unveiled the scheduled departure dates for the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train.

To entice domestic tourists, including NRI, OCI, and PIO individuals*, IRCTC is offering an exclusive upfront discount of 20% on the published tariff for the first three departures, set for October 21, 2023, November 4, 2023, and December 16, 2023.

As the premier tourism and hospitality division of Indian Railways, IRCTC continues to reign as the foremost tourist train operator in India. With its extensive offerings catering to diverse segments within the inbound and domestic tourism markets, IRCTC solidifies its commitment to fostering exceptional travel experiences.

*Note: NRIs are Indian citizens who live abroad & it's different from PIOs or OCIs. PIOs are foreign citizens whose ancestors may have been Indian nationals, and OCI is a form of permanent residency for people of Indian origin and their spouses.

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