'Bharat Gaurav AC Tourist Train' arrive in Janakpur; tourists welcomed

A view of ‘Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’ that arrived in Janakpurdham, Dhanusha district, on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The train making journey in the Ramayana Circuit arrived in Janakpur carrying 600 Indian tourists. Photo: RSS

JANAKPURDHAM: Indian tourists who arrived in Janakpurdham on ‘Bharat Gaurav AC Tourist Train’ today received a grand welcome. The train that left the Indian capital New Delhi last Tuesday reached Janakpurdham at around 1:45 pm.

Indian tourists making a pilgrimage in the Ramayan Circuit by ‘Bharat Gaurav AC Tourist Train’ arrive in Janakpur, Dhanusha district, on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Photo: RSS

Upon arrival at Janakpurdham-based railway station, Chief Minister of Madhes, Lalbabu Raut, Minister for Industry, Forest and Tourism Satrudhan Mahato, General Manager of Nepal Railway Company Niranjan Kumar Jha, Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan Mayor Manoj Kumar Sah and Janakpurdham-based Janaki Mandir’s Mahantha, Ram Roshan Das, welcomed the Indian tourists.

Madhes Province Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut, Minister for Industry, Forest and Tourism Satrudhan Mahato among others welcome Indian tourists who arrived on ‘Bharat Gaurav AC Tourist Train’ on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Photo: RSS

On the occasion, Chief Minister Raut expressed confidence that such a religious visit would further deepen the ties between the two countries and contribute to the tourism development of Janakpurdham.

About 600 Indian tourists on the ‘Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’ are scheduled to visit various religious places in Janakpurdham and stay in Janakpurdham tonight. The train scheduled to operate on the Ramayana Circuit will connect Ayodhya, Nandigram, Sitamarhi, Banaras, Prayagraj, Chitrakutt, Panchavati, Nashik, Hampi, Rameshwaram and Bhadrachalam as well as religious areas in Janakpur, Nepal, said General Manager Jha.

India has brought the concept of the Ramayana Circuit to connect the religious places of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The route reportedly used by Ram of Ayodhya when he came to Janakpurdham and when he returned to Ayodhya after his marriage with Sita is called the Ramayana Circuit.

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