In line with the government’s initiative “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will run a deluxe train for “Jyotirlinga and Statue of Unity” tour on February 27.
The train will depart from Delhi Safdarjung on February 27 and will cover two prominent Jyotirling temples Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) and Omkareshwar along with the tallest statue in the world, ‘Statue of Unity’ near Kevadia, Gujarat.
Tourists can board the train at Delhi Safdarjung, Mathura, Agra and Gwalior stations.
The train features two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions and foot massagers.
The fully air-conditioned train provides two types of accommodation — the first AC and second AC. Besides CCTV cameras, the train will have a deployment of private security guards for enhanced security.
Situated near Kevadiya in Gujarat’s Narmada district, the ‘Statue of Unity’ is the world’s tallest statue and monumental tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first home minister as well as deputy prime minister.
CommentsThe statue was inaugurated in October 2018 by Prime Minister Modi on the occasion of Mr Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary.