Be ready to travel on Dekho Apna Desh AC Deluxe Tourist Train on a wonderful tour of northeast discovery beyond Guwahti. The Northern Eastern states are set for a tourism boost with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s special tourist train under the initiative Dekho Apna Desh. This is the first time for the IRCTC to operate a special tourist train in the Northeastern state of India.
An IRCTC official said the 14 nights and 15 days trains will also take passengers to untouched, unexplored and unimaginable areas. He said the company has planned to operate a special tourist train for the first time in the Northeastern state of the country.
The journey will begin from Safdarjung railway station in Delhi and will cover five prominent states in northeastern India, including destinations like Guwahati, Kaziranga and Johnhart in Assam, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, Kohima in Nagaland, Una Koti, Agartala and Udaipur in Tripura, Shillong and Cherapunji in Meghalaya.
The IRTC official highlighted that the tour has been designed keeping in mind the interest of every kind of traveller. “To give full fun with adventure, a Jungle Safari in Kaziranga National Park in Assam and a track on the Root Bridge in Meghalaya is included in the package. Travellers on this train will also get a chance to visit Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam and Tripur Sundari Temple in Tripura.” Nature lovers are in for a thrill as they will get a tour over the Brahmaputra River and a tour of the tea gardens in Assam. History enthusiasts will have fun visiting the Una Koti Sculptures and Ujjayanta Palace and Neermahal Palace in Tripura.
The tour package starts from Rs 85,495 per person for 2AC and Rs 1,02,430 per person for 1AC. Government and PSU employees can avail LTC facility on this tour as per eligibility based on the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance. Passengers can take advantage of deluxe class facilities like delicious food, a tour of tourist places by air-conditioned buses, accommodation in deluxe hotels, a guide and insurance etc.
Moreover, the IRCTC will take care of all protocols, related to hygiene and health, and ensure a safe and worry-free experience by maintaining social distancing at all times. Tourists can board this special train at Delhi Safdarjung, Ghaziabad, Tundla, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi and Patna Railway stations. It will depart from Delhi’s Safdarjung Station on November 26.