The passengers of the inaugural Bharat Gaurav train which reached Janakpur in Nepal were given a warm welcome at the station
The inaugural Bharat Gaurav train which connects the destinations associated with Ramayana circuit in India and Nepal arrived in Nepal’s Janakpur on Thursday. The 500 passengers onboard were given a grand and warm welcome at Janakpur.
Thousands of locals gathered at Janakpurdham Railway Station to witness the arrival of Shri Ramayana Yatra " Bharat Gaurav" Tourist Train.#IndiaNepalFriendship #AmritMahotsav @MEAIndia @AmritMahotsav @IndiaInNepal @iccr_hq @ICCR_Nepal pic.twitter.com/NHKD2BCWga— India in Birgunj (@in_birgunj) June 23, 2022
Among the dignitaries who greeted the passengers were Chief Minister of Madhes, Lalbabu Raut, Minister for Industry, Forest and Tourism Satrudhan Mahato, General Manager of Nepal Railway Company Niranjan Kumar Jha, and Janakpur Sub-Metropolitan Mayor Manoj Kumar Sah among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Raut expressed confidence that such religious visits will deepen the India-Nepal ties and also contribute to development of tourism in Janakpur.
A glimpse of reception-cum-welcome ceremony of Shri Ramayana Yatra " Bharat Gaurav" Tourist train at Janakpurdham Railway Station.@MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy @AmritMahotsav @iccr_hq @IndiaInNepal @ICCR_Nepal #AmritMahotsav #IndiaNepalFriendship pic.twitter.com/fpKSWFJPaO— India in Birgunj (@in_birgunj) June 23, 2022
The tourists on board the train visited the Janaki temple for darshan, witnessed a cultural programme in the premises of Janaki Temple and participated in Ganga Aarti.
First-hand experience of a tourist on board Shri Ramayana Yatra"Bharat Gaurav" Tourist Train.#AmritMahotsav #IndiaNepalFriendship @AmritMahotsav @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy @IndiaInNepal @ICCR_Nepal pic.twitter.com/H2q4MJqjcR— India in Birgunj (@in_birgunj) June 23, 2022
The 14-coach AC train was flagged off from Delhi’s Safdarjung railway station on Tuesday. It will cover the religious destination of Janakpur (Nepal) besides other destinations such as Ayodhya, Nandigram, Sitamarhui, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Panchvati (Nasik), Hampi, Rameshwaram and Bhadrachalam.