Indian Railways launches ‘Astha Special Tourist Train’ from Odisha’s Puri which will take travellers to all the important tourist places in north India at an affordable price.
Destinations covered in the package are – Gaya, Mathura, Vrindavan, Agra, Haridwar, Amritsar and Vaishnodevi. The journey will begin on April 4 from Puri. It is a 10 nights and 11 days package and costs Rs 10,195 per person. You can book the package at www.irctctourism.com.
This is a rare opportunity for the passengers of this region who are not getting confirmed tickets or are not getting direct trains to the particular religious destinations who may avail this facility either by tourist package system or by common train ticket booking.
Boarding points for tourists of Astha Special Tourist Train from Puri will be Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kharagpur, Asansol and Gaya. Common passengers can also book their tickets for their journey to the particular destinations from the boarding points like journey in other regular trains.
Astha Special Tourist Train will have 16 Sleeper Class coaches of which nine coaches will be for the pilgrims to be run by IRCTC and seven will be for common passengers from point to point destinations.